MMP's Kathryn Davies is in running for prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Young Surveyor of the Year 2014

Morris, Marshall and Poole’s Kathryn Davies is one of three of Wales’s brightest young industry ‘stars’ to have been shortlisted for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2014 which take place in November.


Morris, Marshall and Poole’s Kathryn Davies is just one of three of Wales’s brightest young industry ‘stars’ to have been shortlisted for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2014 and the only one in the prestigious Residential/Valuation category.

Kathryn Davies, Property Surveyor at Morris, Marshall and Poole, estate and land agents in Mid Wales and ShropshireHundreds of young surveyors from across the UK were nominated for these prestigious awards and the finalists have now been announced which includes property surveyor Kathryn who works for Mid Wales and Shropshire’s leading property surveyors, estate and land agents.

The awards will seek to recognise those excelling within their surveying roles and inspirational role models and ambassadors for the surveying profession.

On finding out that she was shotlisted for the final awards Kathryn, who is based at our office in Newtown, Powys, said: “I am honoured to have been nominated for the award and to be the only finalist in the Residential/Valuation category from Wales.

“Working for a successful regional estate and land agency in Mid Wales and Shropshire allows me to be involved in a wide range of areas within the business in addition to residential property.

“Since joining Morris, Marshall and Poole, in addition to selling and valuing property, I’ve been involved in revising and developing the company’s rental policy and tasked with refreshing our marketing and brand activity, in addition to my main activities.”

Andrew Turner, a partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole said: “While Kathryn specializes in the residential field carrying out valuations and selling property, she’s not afraid to get involved in other areas of the business, always having our best interest at heart. She sets herself ambitious sales targets each year and is earning fees much higher than that expected for her age.”

“She’s been involved in developing a range of polices that have ensured we are always compliant with the latest laws and regulations, as well as attracting and managing a wide portfolio of properties to MMP.”

Speaking on the announced shortlist, RICS Wales Director, Ben Collins said: “The finalists are examples of the young talent we have in Wales who demonstrate excellence within the profession.

“I would like to congratulate them on being shortlisted for these prestigious accolades and wish them the best of luck in the finals.”

The awards will be judged against key criteria:
• client satisfaction
• exceptional achievement
• team player/collaboration
• innovation
• ambassador to the profession.

Morris, Marshall and Poole is one of Mid Wales and Shropshire's leading property surveyors, estate and land agents, with offices throughout Powys, Shropshire, Ceredigion and Gwynedd, including Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Oswestry, Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Tywyn.

The awards winners will be announced in a glittering, black tie ceremony on 14 November 2014 at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London hosted by Perrier award winning, 'Mock the week' and 'Have I got news for you' regular Ed Byrne.

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Notes for editors and bloggers:
The awards are open to all young surveyors (30 years and under as of 1 November 2014) including trainees and newly qualified members.
There are eleven categories in which nominations are invited, representative of the key areas of practice in the
UK. Entries are welcomed from individuals themselves or from employers who have identified young talent within their organisations.
The ultimate accolade of “Young Surveyor of the Year 2014” will be awarded from the category winners.
Further information can be found at rics.org/youngsurveyor

Kathryn A Davies Profile:

Kathryn Davies became a Chartered Surveyor in 2011. She works at Morris Marshall and Poole, covering a wide rural area across Mid & West Wales, and the Shropshire borders. She now works predominantly in the Residential Property sector and is delighted to have been nominated for Young Surveyor of the Year and have the work that she does recognised by her employers.
Kathryn has also been keen to develop the role of women in the sector and has attended meetings with Chwarae Teg, a Wales-based organisation developing equality in the workplace, as well as helping organize a local young professional network.

For more media or blogger information:
Owain Betts, Communications Adviser, Morris, Marshall and Poole
t: 01686 639028 e: Owain.Betts@ombpr.com

Alexandra Davies RICS PR & Communications Officer (Wales & West Midlands)

M +44 (0)7815731646 E alexdavies@rics.org W rics.org

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