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Oct 07, 2021

G&T Nominations Shortlisted As Finalists In RICS YSOYA

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G&T is looking forward to this year's RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards (YSOYA), cheering on our nominees and celebrating their significant contributions to the profession over the last 12 months. 

Congratulations to associate Aleks Nicole, executive surveyor Alice Speirs, apprentice surveyor Dylan Clarkson, trainee surveyor George Downs, executive surveyor Olivia Ravan and partner Sarah Kelly all named finalists in this years RICS YSOYAs.  

These prestigious awards recognise the inspirational and diverse young surveying professionals in the UK, showcasing the highest standards of professionalism and innovation within the built environment. As champions of the ‘Trailblazer Group for Apprenticeships in Surveying’ G&T is pleased to sponsor the Apprentice of the Year Award, continuing our support of apprentices across the profession.  

“Undertaking an apprenticeship is quickly becoming the entry route of choice for those wishing to be a surveyor.”

Chris Welch

G&T partner and RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards Judge

Meet The Finalists:

  • Aleks Nicole – Associate, Mentor of the Year

Aleks joined G&T in 2015 as an assistant quantity surveyor and works predominantly in the commercial and healthcare sectors.

  • Alice Speirs – Executive Surveyor, Mentor of the Year

Having joined the Manchester office in 2017, Alice is now a valued G&T NextGen champion, APC supervisor and mentor, specialising in the higher education and public sector.

“I’m honoured to be put forward for the award of Apprentice of the Year and hopefully raise awareness to others about this invaluable route into the industry”

Dylan Clarkson

Apprentice Surveyor and Apprentice of the Year Finalist

  • George Downs – Trainee Surveyor, Apprentice of the Year

George joined the firm in 2016 through our apprenticeship scheme and is currently in his final year at London South Bank University.

  • Sarah Kelly – Partner, Mentor of the Year

Sarah joined G&T 14 years ago as an partner in our Manchester office. She strongly believes in supporting the next generation, offering advice, tutoring and taking part in our NextGen mentoring events.

"I feel lucky to be in this profession, where no two days are the same and where I have the opportunity to be part of a diverse team dedicated to achieving something of great value. I hope the awards encourage other women to think about pursuing a career in surveying.”

Olivia Ravan (Bestwick)

Executive Surveyor and Quantity Surveying and Construction Finalist

At G&T, we take pride in nurturing the Next Generation of property and construction professionals. Our Chartership Programme ensures apprentices joining the firm become Chartered Members of RICS in a timeframe relevant to them - find out more.

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