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South Wales’ most inspiring young surveyor competes for prestigious national awards

One of South Wales’ most talented property professionals, Kathryn Morris from Cardiff, has made the shortlist for this year’s RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

Kathryn MorrisThe annual awards seek to recognise those excelling within their surveying roles and reward inspirational role models and ambassadors in the property profession. Hundreds of young surveyors from across the UK – aged 35 and under – were nominated for the prestigious awards and a shortlist of 79 finalists has now been announced.

Kathryn, who works for Newydd Housing Association in Cardiff, has been shortlisted for the Planning and Development category, one of the 12 awards categories.

Other categories are: Mentor of the Year, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Commercial Agency, Public Sector/Academia, Residential Surveying, Rural, Property Management, Project Management, Valuation as well as Facilities Management.

Speaking on the announced shortlist, Ben Collins, RICS Regional Director, Wales said: “We have some exceptional talent in South Wales and Kathryn’s nomination is testament to the region’s hard working and skilled professionals that are raising standards in the property industry.”

He adds: “Our industry lacks young talent, particularly females, so it’s great to see that a Welsh woman has made the shortlist. I wish her the best of luck and may she continue to inspire others already working in the industry as well as those thinking of pursuing a career in property.”

Kathryn commented: “I’m delighted to have been shortlisted. There’s a big misconception that surveyors all wear hard hats and work on building sites. These awards bring awareness to the diverse range of surveying roles available for all, not to mention those in the industry having hugely rewarding and successful careers.”

Paul Roberts, Chief Executive of Newydd said, “Kathryn truly deserves to be nominated for this award having gone above and beyond over the last year. She is a huge asset to us and conducts her work with professionalism and masses of dedication. Best of luck in the final, let’s hope the award comes back to Wales!”

The winners will be announced on 19 November 2015 – find out more about the awards or visit the Newydd website for more on this story

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