Young property professionals go head-to-head in national title hunt

property professional
Luke Barker

Six of Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspiring young surveyors will compete for the esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title after being recognised as influential leaders in their sectors – including construction and Land – having made the shortlist of the 2019 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

This year’s awards shortlist is made up of 80 young female and male surveyors – from firms of all sizes across the UK – all hoping to gain national recognition for their skills, expertise and steadfast drive to excel in their career. The six shortlisted Yorkshire and Humber candidates are from Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York, and up for the following category accolades, as well as the overall esteemed ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title:

  • Abigail Barton of NPS Humber Limited in Hull
  • Rebecca Turner of Rider Levett Bucknall in Sheffield
  • Jack Healy of Fisher German in Doncaster
  • Leanne Owen of Faithful+Gould in Leeds
  • Luke Barker of WT Partnership in Sheffield
  • Patrick Norville of Wates Construction in York

The overall ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title is awarded to the category winner who has not only achieved a high level of success in their respective role and sector, but also demonstrates an unwavering commitment to inspire and support future talent and advance the industry and wider surveying profession. Last year the ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title went to Laura Collins, anAssociate Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Quantity Surveyor at at Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in London.

Head of the judging panel, Natasha Tyler of Powell Williams, and Chair of the RICS UK Matrics Board said: “This year’s shortlist includes a healthy mix of diverse talent going above and beyond to ensure their talent and expertise has a significant and positive impact on our communities and the wider property industry.

“Many of the shortlisted individuals have achieved remarkable career opportunities and progression through delivering outstanding results, quality customer service and leading innovative initiatives and activities to help improve the industry or encourage a more diverse and inclusive workforce. This makes them fantastic ambassadors of the profession.”

The winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony on Thursday 28th November at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London