Initiatives to get kids into Surveying – By Katie Holt

It has been a busy time for inspiring the next generation of surveyors.... We, at Chartered ICES, have been involved recently in various initiatives to encourage children in to surveying as a career. It is clear from the ongoing needs of the construction industry that there will be a significant shortfall in the number of …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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Are you working flexibly? – By Natasha Stone

Flexible working is the big buzz word of the moment. Not to mention that we've all seen the articles extolling the virtues of four day weeks, grabbing your laptop and a comfy bean bag to focus on your work in the local coffee shop. There's endless stock images of young and trendy new-age workers in …

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Learning to serve, to lead – By Sara Cameron

I think it was Kate Taylor or maybe it was Jon Lever who announced to the APC candidates I was revising with, that we were all leaders. That is what Chartered Surveyors are. I'd always leaned into helping, developing, bringing people on to be better. I have managed and led multiple teams throughout my career …

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The Table – By Joanna Farnsworth

At a North London primary school in the 1980’s we enjoyed learning and playing carefree no matter what was happening in the outside world.  These were the days of civil unrest, riots and high rates of unemployment, but, in the four walls of the classroom we thrived within a safe and supported space. I look …

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