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Wales’ Surveyors in Running for Prestigious ‘Young Surveyor of the Year’ Title

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RICS is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards. The calibre of entries this year has been higher than ever, with the most inspirational young surveying professionals shortlisted in this year’s awards with Max Curle and Johan den Hartog shortlisted in Wales. 

The awards – which raise awareness of surveying as a career for diverse young talent from all backgrounds – are open to anyone aged 35 and under* who have 10 years of experience or less. This year the awards will identify and celebrate the shining stars that will help us recover and shape the future of the built and natural environment.

Each shortlisted entrant will be considered in one of 10 category awards* – across various surveying disciplines – as well as the overall ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title. This 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, advancing the industry and wider surveying profession.

Last year the ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ title went to London construction professional Mirona Tomala who was one of six women on the list of 10 category winners. Mirona has been an active member of RICS Matrics London since 2018, and volunteers for Open House events and careers evenings to share her career journey and passion for the role of a chartered surveyor.

Commenting on the shortlist, Theo Till, Land Manager at Wheeldon Brothers, and Chair of UK RICS Matrics said

“The built environment is currently experiencing some of the biggest challenges in history, including climate change, energy consumption, urbanisation, and growth.  All this, when the industry continues to face a skills shortage; but the shortlist is testament to the fact that the surveying profession is rising to these demands and delivering some exemplary projects, which are having a lasting impact on communities, the environment, and the economy.

“Many entrants into this year’s Young Surveyor of the Year Awards are actively involved in delivering and leading on innovative initiatives as well as being outstanding role models for the next generation considering a career in surveying. The diversity of the finalists is also encouraging, with over 40% being female.  I am extremely proud to be hosting these awards again this year and wish to thank all those who entered and good luck to those who have been shortlisted.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 4th in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.