MORE THAN 40 young property professionals gathered in Nottingham for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Matrics surveyor network event.
Laura Hibbs, assistant surveyor at Innes England, was recently elected as chair of the Nottingham division and this was the first event she has organised since taking the reins.
The event took place at The Laguna Tandoori, Nottingham and gave the attendees the opportunity to network and sample the menu.
RICS Matrics is a networking and support group within the wider institution, designed especially for students, trainees and newly qualified surveyors.
Laura said: “I planned the event with the aim of bringing together people starting out in the profession and giving them a chance to network with others working in similar roles and I think it went really well.
“I am a strong advocate of the benefits of networking as a means of support, particularly having benefitted from it myself. I hope for my events to attract individuals from a wide range of property backgrounds as I value diversity in networking.”
Laura joined Innes England, which has offices in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, during her final two years at university. Laura is currently working her way through the APC process to become a chartered surveyor.
Tim Garratt, managing director at Innes England, said: “We are immensely proud of Laura and her achievement in being elected chair of RICS Matrics. Her first event was a resounding success and I have every faith they will continue to be a social highlight for the rest of the year.
“We are thrilled to sponsor events such as this, which help give trainees and new staff a place to meet likeminded people and help boost the beginning of their careers.”