RICS has announced the shortlist for the 2020 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
The organisation said the calibre of entries this year has been ‘higher than ever’, with just under 80 young surveying professionals from across the UK showcasing their ability in what has been a challenging year.
This includes Kai Murdoch, assistant quantity surveyor with NBM Construction Cost Consultants in Glasgow. Kai is currently working in a trainee position whilst studying towards a BSc in quantity surveying. He is the only Scottish surveyor to be shortlisted for this year’s awards and is in the running for the Apprentice of the Year accolade.
The awards are open to anyone aged 35 and under with no more than 10 years of experience.
David Shaw, who is head of the judging panel as well as being a director at Torridon PCM and incoming chair of the RICS UK Matrics Board, said, “This year has been testing for us all and now more than ever it is great to see the most exceptional new talent in the profession coming through and to have an opportunity to point the spotlight on the success of these individuals.
“I am excited to be part of the virtual ceremony where the future leaders of the profession will be able to connect and interact with a series of sessions on pivotal topics affecting the industry, including future-proofing of skills, increasing BAME representation within the profession, creating a more inclusive culture and mindfulness.”
For the first time ever, the winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony, taking place on 27 November. The ceremony is open to all and will feature a series of discussion groups led by industry figures, leaders in RICS and former winners of the Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
The full shortlist of individuals can be found at www.rics.org/ysoya