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  • This week, Marion invited Jo Williams and Betsy Wong to discuss their experiences in networking, self-discovery, and getting visible online.

    Jo Williams is a chartered building surveyor working within a team of mixed discipline surveyors. She provides building surveying services to occupiers and investors across all commercial property types. After 14 years working within a corporate consultancy in Birmingham, she happily left the city in 2019 to be closer to home.

    Betsy Wong is a Chartered Surveyor specializing in commercial properties. She helps both independent and corporate organisations that need commercial property advice.

    What We Cover:

    - What it’s like networking as a woman surveyor

    - How to discover what you love to do

    - The benefits of getting more visible on social media

    Connect with Jo Williams:

    - LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jo-williams-2b57a343

    - TSR Surveyors website - https://www.tsrsurveyors.co.uk/

    Connect with Betsy Wong:

    - LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsy-wong-frics-1460bb1a/

    - BCW Consultancy website - https://www.bcwconsultancy.co.uk/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sisterhood Summit July 2018 - https://lovesurveying.com/women-in-surveying/

    - Apply for Love Surveying Hub Mastermind: https://lovesurveying.com/mastermind/

    - Book one-on-one consultation and training session: https://lovesurveying.com/about/

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Kirsty Knight is a certified life coach for female entrepreneurs in areas of business, money, time & productivity. She teaches ambitious entrepreneurs her system that covers productivity tactics, mindset work and business strategy.

    Maybe there are things in your business that are not getting done. You're finding yourself on a roundabout of analysis paralysis. The bottom line is, it's not the task that's a problem, it's your mindset towards it. You might be scared of change, of the risk of failing or maybe even being too successful if things go to plan. So why do we procrastinate and set unrealistic goals for ourselves and, essentially, set ourselves up for failure?

    What we cover:

    - What is procrastination and how it manifests in three ways

    - How to grow your business in your own way

    - What barriers prevent taking action towards your goals

    - How to move forward with a clear vision for your business

    Connect with Kirsty Knight:

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kirstyknightcoaching

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kirstyknightcoaching/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Kirsty Knight Coaching - https://kirstyknightcoaching.com/

    - Apply for Love Surveying Hub Mastermind: https://lovesurveying.com/mastermind/

    - Book one-on-one consultation and training session: https://lovesurveying.com/about/

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

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  • In this episode, Marion invited Sarah Cantrill, Richard White, and Charlie Jackson to chat about the significance of RICS standards and regulations.

    Richard White is a Chartered Surveyor working in the Profession Support and Assurance team within RICS Regulation. Through different types of review visits, workshops, and other training and advice, the team provides support and guidance to help firms and Members come into compliance with the requirements of Red Book.

    Sarah Cantrill leads a team at RICS supporting regulated firms and members with the implementation of RICS rules and best practice. Sarah’s career at RICS started in 2002, and over the last 19 years she has gained substantial knowledge of RICS regulation, risk, and compliance.

    Charlie Jackson is an RICS Fellow and Registered Valuer with 20 years of commercial experience, specialising in healthcare valuation. For the past five years, Charlie has been working in RICS Regulation, supporting RICS’ firms and members in Europe with the practical implementation of Red Book rules and best practice.

    What We Cover:

    - The difference between RICS standards and regulations

    - How RICS helps surveyors navigate the regulations

    - How RICS investigates complaints to firms

    - How RICS deals with claims reported to them

    Connect with Charlie Jackson:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-jackson-frics-a2b8319

    Connect with Sarah Cantrill:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cantrill-1b837b178/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    -Best practice for registered valuers - https://www.rics.org/uk/upholding-professional-standards/regulation/valuer-registration/best-practice-for-registered-valuers/

    -RICS Insight community https://www.rics.org/uk/surveying-profession/global-professional-network/rics-insight-community/

    - RICS Small Business Hub https://www.rics.org/uk/surveying-profession/career-progression/small-business-hub/

    - RICS sets new standards of conduct https://www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/latest-news/news-opinion/rics-sets-new-standards-of-conduct/

    -RICS’ YouTube channel (webinars and panel discussions) https://www.youtube.com/user/ricsmediacentre

    - Apply for Love Surveying Hub Mastermind: https://lovesurveying.com/mastermind/

    - Book one-on-one consultation and training session: https://lovesurveying.com/about/

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • The life of a surveyor can be a lonely one. Who do you talk to when you need to get advice, guidance and support that you need? Trying to work out what's important to you can have you going round in circles when you only got yourself to discuss it with. It's so easy to get overwhelmed and an overwhelmed mind does nothing.

    But it doesn't have to be that way. That's why I created The Love Surveying Mastermind, for surveyors who love what they do. It’s for those who want to be more intentional about the business and career they're building.

    What Is Covered:

    - What is The Love Surveying Mastermind

    - Who it is for and who it is not for

    - What results you can expect in 12 weeks of The Love Surveying Mastermind

    - How Mastermind is structured

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Apply for Love Surveying Hub Mastermind: https://lovesurveying.com/mastermind/

    - Book one-on-one consultation and training session: https://lovesurveying.com/about/

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Recently Marion had a conversation with Neil Hewitt and Charles Chalcraft about surveying thatched properties and fire safety concerns involved in those surveys.

    Neil Hewitt is a Suffolk-based independent residential building surveyor who offers the RICS Building Survey. It is the highest level of survey offered under the RICS format that is particularly recommended for older properties. He specialises in older period properties, in particular local Suffolk timber frame and thatched houses.

    Charles Chalcraft is a retired master thatcher who is trained as a home inspector. He now trains property professionals including surveyors how to survey properties with thatched roofs. He specialises in building surveys on older properties - cob and stone rubble that are thatched. He is also the technical advisor to the Devon and Cornwall Master Thatchers Association.

    What we cover:

    - How thatched roofing begin in the UK

    - Why thatched properties are appealing and what are the downsides?

    - Who is qualified to survey thatched properties

    - The causes of thatch fire and what homeowners can do about it

    Connect with Neil Hewitt:

    - Website http://www.neilhewittsurveyor.co.uk/

    - LinekdIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-h-b5517021/

    Connect with Charles Chalcraft:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-chalcraft-3849b520b/

    - Website: http://www.thatchedhomeinspector.co.uk/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Devon & Cornwall Master Thatcher Association: https://www.devonandcornwallmta.co.uk/

    - The East Anglia Master Thatchers Association: https://www.eamta.co.uk/

    - National Society of Master Thatchers: https://nsmtltd.co.uk/

    - National Farmers Union (NFU): https://www.nfuonline.com/

    - Historic England: https://historicengland.org.uk/

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • The title “Attracting the Right People” may sound a little bit misleading, but don't worry, I am not going to share dating tips with you. This piece is about engagement and visibility. You need to wave your flag high and proud to get attention. But then you've also got to hold the conversation consistently to be credible. This applies whether it's at your place of work or running your own business. If you find you’re getting something other than meaningful engagement, take a long hard look at what you're putting out there.

    What We Cover:

    - Talking about your values and why it matters

    - Defining and promoting your expertise to clients

    - The importance of self-awareness

    - Finding your why and listening to clients and peers

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek https://youtu.be/u4ZoJKF_VuA

    - “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447

    - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • For this week’s episode of Women in Surveying, Marion had Clementine Munro and Joanna Tate talking about how it is to be women surveyors in the United Arab Emirates.

    Joanna Tate is a RICS Registered Valuer for Colliers in Abu Dhabi, providing residential real estate valuations for banks, asset managers, companies, and individuals. Most of her valuations are for secured lending purposes (mortgages or re-mortgages). Her favourite valuations are the complex ones, the ones with no comparable evidence, the real head-scratchers. She loves it when every day is different and never knows what’s going to come up next.

    Clementine Munro is a Client Relationship Manager at Exclusive Links Real Estate Brokers based in Dubai. She is passionate about knowing her communities and providing experienced advice on the neighbourhoods in Dubailand.

    What we Cover:

    - What it’s like moving to a country like UAE and adjusting to a different culture

    - Why property surveys in the United Arab Emirates are limited

    - How it is being women in surveying in the UAE

    - Why getting support from female networks is crucial for developing career in surveying

    Connect with Joanna Tate:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannatate1/

    Connect with Clementine Munro:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/clementine-munro-assocrics-9547266b/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Colliers https://www.colliers.com/en-gb

    - Exclusive Links Real Estate Brokers https://www.exclusive-links.com/

    - Women in Surveying https://www.facebook.com/groups/Women.in.Surveying

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Do you know what it costs to run your business? Perhaps you earn enough, you do all right, and don't think it's right or possible to charge a higher fee than you already do. Either way, every business has an ebb and flow when it comes to money. Whether you do project work and have a plan and budget, or you work harder some months of the year, make hay while the sun shines as they say.

    Balancing cash flow in your business isn't always easy. If you haven't come across the Profit First method, then do your research. In many ways, making a profit is not rocket science. You just need to earn more money than you're spending. If you're not, there are two ways to tackle it: cut back to become more efficient or make more money through doing more or charging more.

    What We Cover:

    - What it costs to run your business

    - Deciding your work hours and earnings for Profit

    - How to price your services as an expert

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Duncan Greenwood is a Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, a global legal practice with offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America focusing on insurance, health, and real estate sectors. He is a professional indemnity lawyer who has been defending claims against professionals for the last 25 years -- leading the professional property practice in the UK. Duncan has dedicated his entire career to helping surveyors with his profound understanding of the industry and regulatory frameworks around it.

    What is Covered:

    - At what stage a professional indemnity lawyer gets involved in a property claim

    - How good client communication can prevent claims

    - How to respond to a claim

    - How claims can affect a surveyor’s PII

    - Why collecting evidence and documentation is a crucial professional practice

    Connect with Duncan Greenwood:

    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greenwood-duncan-4a34617a/#

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - DAC Beachcroft https://www.dacbeachcroft.com/en/gb/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Well-run businesses generally get fewer complaints and claims, and they're certainly less complex ones. There are three main areas you need to focus on when it comes to protecting your practice as a surveyor. These are the interactions you have with your clients and customers, the areas of regulation you need to navigate, and your responsibility as a business owner.

    What We Cover:

    - Attracting the right clients

    - How to navigate regulations and legal responsibilities as a business owner

    - The importance of getting help and support to manage your business

    - Three things you can do to avoid risks and protect your practice

    - The benefits of tracking and reviewing your work to you and your business

    - How to audit and create an action plan to help you make time for life events

    - How to set up a business continuity plan to design out risks and mistakes

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Maria Coulter is the Founder of Construction Coach, helping clients to grow stronger, more profitable and happier businesses. She is the starter of The Construction Revolution to get away from the 'race to the bottom' on cost, and also the Non-Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council and Chair of their Diversity and Inclusion Panel. Maria is passionate about bringing change to the industry she loves.

    What we cover:

    - The role of a business coach in the construction industry

    - What changes coaching can bring to small businesses

    - How to get your business out there on the market

    - How to make yourself more visible

    - The importance of strategising and making long-term goals

    Connect with Maria Coulter:

    - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/constructcoach

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/construction_coach

    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-coulter-bem-890a2b53/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    Resources:

    - Construction Coach https://constructioncoach.co.uk/

    - Construction Industry Council https://cic.org.uk/

    - MIPIM https://www.mipim.com/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • When you know who you are being in business or life, you aren't compelled to compete. Why? Because you're clear on who you serve, what you do, the value you bring to your clients and you are able to charge what you're worth.

    And yet so many surveyors who run businesses, too often suffer from comparisonitis and have one eye on the competition, rather than doing the work to understand who their clients are, who want to hand money over to you, because they value the experience you bring as a surveyor.

    What We Cover:

    - How to do market research to explore your competitors

    - Where to find help with marketing and building online presence

    - How to differentiate yourself from the competitors in an authentic way

    - How to build a more positive perspective towards your competitors

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    Resources:

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • This week Marion sat down with Rebecca Jenkins and Michaela Perry-Kay for a Women in Surveying chat.

    Rebecca Jenkins is a Chartered Building Surveyor based in Sussex. The company, Sussex Surveyors, is based in Hove with offices in Haywards Heath, Eastbourne and, soon, Chichester. She spends most of her time working on party wall matters, writing specifications of works and inspecting defects in residential homes. She enjoys the personal interactions that take place as part of her work and believes that protecting our existing housing stock is important from both a sustainable and economical perspective.

    Connect with Rebecca Jenkins: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-jenkins-msc-mrics-537b15138

    Michaela Perry-Kay is a Chartered Building Surveyor with only 22 years left till retirement. She has Commercial Property sector experience and in recent years expanded into the residential market. She’s an SME warrior once having owned an RICS regulated firm. She craves for diversity in a profession that in 25 years thus far has failed to ‘Raise the Ratio’.

    Connect with Michaela Perry-Kay: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/michaela-perry-kay-a6422616

    What We Cover:

    - What it’s like being a woman in surveying and how things are changing

    - How to use your communication skills in this line of work

    - Party Walls and why it’s usually not about the property but the relationships

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sussex Surveyors https://sussexsurveyors.com/

    - Helen Reynolds Style https://helenreynoldsstyle.com/

    - Warwickshire Police https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • At least once a week, a surveyor contacts me who has received a complaint or claim and doesn't know what to do, or is now struggling to obtain PII insurance. And yes, while the market for insurance isn't great, the premiums are high, customers are a pain in the neck and didn't read the report, the plain truth is that at some level, you do not have a well run business and you've left yourself exposed. So if you find yourself in this situation, what do you do?

    What We Cover:

    - How to accept your own part of responsibility for a complaint or a claim

    - The benefits of being a member of RICS and having your business regulated

    - Why it’s better that you are a limited company than a sole proprietor

    - The importance of allocating time each week or month to work on your business

    - The three areas you should focus on in your busines

    - Why understanding your customers is key to reducing risk

    - How your personal development plan helps you run your business in a safe way

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - RICS Assigned Risk Pool https://www.rics.org/eu/upholding-professional-standards/regulation/regulatory-support/professional-indemnity/assigned-risks-pool/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Suki Kaur Gill is the Head of Investigations at RICS. She is responsible for enabling RICS to meet its obligations to deliver effective self-regulation, by delivering high quality, transparent and robust regulatory investigations. She is also responsible for making sure decisions are made in compliance with RICS' regulatory framework.

    Connect with Suki Gill:

    - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/suki-gill-18702323

    What we cover:

    - How the investigation process works at RICS

    - What speaking up policy is

    - What skills you need to have to be part of the investigation team at RICS

    - What the disciplinary panel is and how to avoid it

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Profession Support and Assurance Guide https://www.rics.org/eu/upholding-professional-standards/regulation/how-we-regulate/profession-support-and-assurance-guide/

    - Speaking Up Guidance https://www.rics.org/eu/upholding-professional-standards/regulation/regulatory-support/speaking-up/

    - Lionheart https://www.lionheart.org.uk/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Whether they are small business owners, managers, CEOs or students aspiring to run their own businesses, surveyors often reach out to me for help with business planning. There's a million different gurus, methods, books and templates you can follow to help you with business planning. Having invested in a lot of them, I’ve learned a few things about what works and what does not.

    What Is Covered:

    - Why your vision needs to be based on your current definition of success

    - The difference between a big visionary goal and milestones

    - How to keep your vision, your goals and plans fluid and flexible

    - Steps to integrating business and life into a single vision

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • Jen Lemen is a co-founder of Property Elite, Chartered Surveyor and RICS APC assessor. She is the author of 'How to Become a Chartered Surveyor', published by Routledge.

    She is also an experienced property consultant (co-Director of Projekt) with FRICS status, a RICS Registered Valuer and a RICS Accredited Mediator, with nearly 15 years' experience working in the commercial property sector.

    What Is Covered:

    - How Jen’s father’s lifestyle as a surveyor inspired her to choose a career in surveying

    - Jen’s experience with training and mentoring

    - What it means to be a proper surveyor

    - Who can become a chartered surveyor and what Jen’s book is about

    Connect with Jen Lemen:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jclemen/

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jeflemon/

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email: marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Property Elite https://www.property-elite.co.uk/

    - Property Elite Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/1V3YdrbTRRVaMtz4oh8I24

    - How to Become a Chartered Surveyor e-book https://www.property-elite.co.uk/product-page/ebook-how-to-become-a-chartered-surveyor

    - LionHeart https://www.lionheart.org.uk/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • A question I'm asked a lot by surveyors is “Should I work for myself or not?”

    Maybe you are a student starting out. Maybe you’re employed but not being able to create the work life balance that you crave. Or you already work for yourself, but find that you are working ridiculously long hours and feeling like getting off the treadmill. As surveyors, you love what you do, but you struggle with running a business. And when you don't have a well run business, and you don't have good boundaries around your wellbeing and your personal life, things get messy, disorganised, and your risk of claims increases. So if you're asking yourself “Should I stay, or should I go?,” here are some things that can help you decide.

    What We Cover:

    - How to discover your motivation for asking the question

    - Where to look for solutions to your current situation

    - The importance of personal development and education in business

    - How to know when the time is right to start working for yourself

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • We’ve hosted a panel of Women in Surveying to discuss working under COVID, surveyors’ visibility and taking care of mental wellbeing, especially for surveyors who are also parents. Participating surveyors were Emma Snipp, Sana Gabriel and Stacey Price.

    About Emma Snipp

    Emma is a chartered surveyor, confidence and resilience coach. She specialises in empowering women in property, property law and construction industries to navigate the corporate culture with confidence.

    https://www.emmasnipp.co.uk

    About Sana Gabriel

    Sana Gabriel works as a Chartered Surveyor with the public sector. She has commercial property/asset management experience covering both occupier and property owner sectors. She engages with cross-disciplinary functions having experience in Landlord and Tenant issues, leases, dilapidations, refurbishment projects, maintenance, energy & sustainability, asset management, facilities management. She works for the Huntingdonshire District Council within their commercial property team.

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sana-gabriel-mrics-05974b54

    About Stacey Price

    Stacey Price is a Senior Commercial Manager for Laing O’Rourke with over 20 years of extensive experience of the commercial management of the Built Environment. She has worked on a variety of Projects across the UK and the Middle East ranging in value from £1m - £300m, using various forms of Contract and Procurement Routes. She also leads and mentors colleagues who are working towards their chartered status. She is a guest lecturer at Northumbria University and a STEM Ambassador. She chairs a Working Parents D&I Subcommittee.

    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/stacey-price-mrics-238a8824

    What we cover:

    - The challenges of the past year and what awaits us going forward

    - Do we need to make ourselves visible and how?

    - Why it’s crucial to take care of your mental wellbeing to be able to thrive in your business

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email: marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Women in Surveying https://www.facebook.com/groups/Women.in.Surveying

    - Huntingdonshire District Council https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/

    - Laing O’Rourke https://www.laingorourke.com/

    - LionHeart https://www.lionheart.org.uk/

    - Join the next Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass on October 6th https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter: https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

  • When surveyors and trainees share their worries and fears about being a professional surveyor on social media, they typically fall into three categories. Firstly, they don't know how to use the tech or get overwhelmed by which platform is best. The second worry is not knowing what to say or post. The third thing I hear from surveyors is that they often have worries and a deep rooted fear about being judged and being criticised for being seen to be showing off. In this episode, I am addressing these worries and offering tips and resources to help you overcome them.

    What Is Covered:

    - Which platform is best to use for surveyors

    - What to keep in mind when writing your posts

    - How to know who your audience is

    - How to know if your content is engaging enough

    - Where to learn the writing skills for social media

    - How to develop the confidence to show up on social media

    Connect with Marion Ellis:

    - LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub

    - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/love_surveying/

    - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/love_surveying/

    - Email marion@lovesurveying.com

    Resources:

    - Join the next Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass on October 6th https://calendly.com/love-surveying/surveyors-get-visible-masterclass

    - LionHeart’s Webinar - Mistakes to Avoid on LinkedIn http://u.pc.cd/m27otalK

    - RICS Insight Community https://www.rics.org/eu/surveying-profession/global-professional-network/rics-insight-community/

    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter https://lovesurveying.com/contact/

    - Join The Surveyor Hub Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/the.surveyor.hub.love.surveying

    - Join The Surveyor Hub supporter group and get a chance to win some great prizes https://chat.whatsapp.com/LoMcFqP3uUL0hS0oDajdqp

    - Support The Surveyor Hub https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheSurveyorHub