The Surveyor Hub Podcast

Marion Ellis

The podcast for surveyors who love what they do! You know you are a surveyor when you can't hold a conversation without thinking about property. From buildings and construction to the legal issues and of course what it's all worth. Join Marion Ellis a chartered surveyor as she explores what it means to be a surveyor with guests who share their career highs and lows and the geeky stuff that makes us tick. Vist www.lovesurveying.com or connect with Marion @love_surveying or on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marion-ellis-love-surveying-surveyor-hub/

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Welcome Back to the Surveyor Hub Podcast!
Sep 20 2021
Welcome Back to the Surveyor Hub Podcast!
You know you're a surveyor when you've been waiting all summer for this podcast to return. We are back now, and it’s been a tricky ride since we’ve learned about the outcome of the independent RICS review by Alison Levitt. I’ve had to take time to process what I've read and what I've experienced, not just as a member surveyor of RICS, but also as a member of the Governing Council. Like many of you, I too felt shock, disappointment, anger, and I felt hurt that the trust and confidence I put into something that I really believed in had been violated. But I've reflected on the standards and regulations that surveyors follow, and they are still some of the best in the world. They make a difference every day to the lives of people and the clients we help them support. There are good people that work at RICS and they need our support. And if you can put yourself in a position to make a difference and to do good, then why wouldn't you? That's how I ended up on the Governing Council, and it’s how this podcast has come about, and how The Surveyor Hub Community has grown. Because surveying is not really about the construction and the buildings, it’s about people. In the new season of The Surveyor Hub Podcast, there will be weekly conversations on surveying and life, but there will also be regular Women in Surveying panel discussions where women's voices are being put forward, where women step into visibility in order to make a difference in our industry. Finally, there will be short weekly podcasts about the business of surveying. Join us in the new season, subscribe, rate, review and follow us because the more we feel connected and supported, the better we feel about what we do. Resources: - Sign up to hear the latest Surveyor Hub news by joining the mailing list at   - RICS Independent External Review by Alison Levitt QC   - RICS Press Conference - Publication of the Levitt Report   - Connect with Marion Ellis at marion@lovesurveying.com - Connect with Marion on LinkedIn:   - Instagram - Facebook
092. From Corporate Surveyor to Surveying Business Owner
6d ago
092. From Corporate Surveyor to Surveying Business Owner
How to transition from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business owner. This is what your host chartered surveyor, industry coach and mentor Marion Ellis and Paul Hawkins discuss at length in today's episode. Paul is the Co-Director of a general surveying practice - called North and Hawkins Building Consultancy - over in Norfolk and a member of the (Love Surveying Business Club) which they also discuss in the podcast. Marion and Paul cover various topics including: Quinquennial inspections on residential properties around (Norwich Cathedral). The importance of local knowledge and how to balance your skills in a general surveying practice Moving from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business owner Finding freedom working for yourself Confidence, networking and building your brand And also how to take a holiday - which we know some small business owners struggle with. We hope you enjoy this conversation! And if you want to learn more about how you can work with Marion, either through the Mastermind or the Business Club, please look at her website. Love Surveying: Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news (here) Join the Love Surveying Mastermind (here) Connect with Marion: (TikTok) (Instagram) (LinkedIn) Connect with Paul: (North and Hawkins Building Consultancy) (Twitter) (Facebook) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) The Surveyor Hub: Watch The Surveyor Hub (Webinars) Join the Facebook (Community) Watch the Women in Surveying (Virtual Summit) Show your support by (buying me a coffee) Find out more at (www.lovesurveying.com)
091. How to apply for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award 2022
Jul 28 2022
091. How to apply for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award 2022
Are you interested in entering the RICS Surveyor of the Year Awards 2022? On this podcast, your host chartered surveyor, industry coach, and mentor Marion Ellis chats with Karen Rogers from RICS about the RICS Surveyor of the Year Awards 2022. (Karen Rogers) is part of the Member Engagement and Early Careers Team at RICS. Her passion for inspiring, supporting and developing the next generation and those early in their careers is second to none. Marion and Karen will be chatting about all things Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, which RICS hosts annually in the UK. This is especially important for you if: you are curious about the Young Surveyor of the Year Awards and who can be nominated, you are wondering how the application process works, you think you are not good enough or qualified yet, you know someone awesome and want to nominate on their behalf, you want to understand the background to the awards and how they came about. I hope you find them useful and, as ever, keep in touch and let me know. Love Surveying: Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news (here) Join the Love Surveying Mastermind (here) Connect with Marion: (TikTok) (Instagram) (LinkedIn) Connect with Karen: LinkedIn The Surveyor Hub: Watch The Surveyor Hub (Webinars) Join the Facebook (Community) Watch the Women in Surveying (Virtual Summit) Show your support by (buying me a coffee) Find out more at (www.lovesurveying.com) Resources: (RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards) (Lionheart) (The RICS Bichard Review ) (The RICS Levitt Review )
089. Positivity, YSOYA and Supporting RICS with Rory Murphy
Jul 14 2022
089. Positivity, YSOYA and Supporting RICS with Rory Murphy
How do you continue to maintain a positive mindset and attitude? A positive attitude - even if it is just a smile - improves the way people see you (and even your company). Positivity is infectious and being enthusiastic and optimistic can often make other people follow suit. In this episode, your host chartered surveyor, industry coach and mentor Marion Ellis chats to Rory Murphy, Commercial Director for Vinci Facilities. Rory is also the chair of the Member Engagement, Experience and Value working group within the RICS. Marion and Rory talk about everything from what it means to be positive, They also talk about "Young Surveyor of the Year" awards and Rory’s work supporting the RICS. Wherever you are, listening to this podcast - whether it is driving around in your car or walking the dog - we hope you enjoy the conversation. Love Surveying: Sign up for podcast reminders and Love Surveying weekly news (here) Join the Love Surveying Mastermind (here) Connect with Marion: (TikTok) (Instagram) (LinkedIn) Connect with Rory: (Rory Murphy) RICS (MEEV) RICS (Young Surveyor of the Year Award) Book: (The unwritten rules of the game) Resources: (The RICS Bichard Review ) (The RICS Levitt Review ) (Lionheart) The Surveyor Hub: Watch The Surveyor Hub (Webinars) Join the Facebook (Community) Watch the Women in Surveying (Virtual Summit) Show your support by (buying me a coffee) Find out more at (www.lovesurveying.com)
Welcome to The Surveyor Hub Podcast
May 24 2022
Welcome to The Surveyor Hub Podcast
I’m your host Marion Ellis. One of the questions I often get asked is what is the Surveyor Hub? And on one level it’s just a Facebook group, it’s a podcast. I see it as a way to feel part of a world and industry that can often leave us feeling, well a little bit isolated. And I feel that too. As a woman of a certain age, a female surveyor with a background in residential defect and valuation claims I’ve often felt a little out on a limb. I run a small club for owners of surveying businesses and we get a lot from the power of connection - be it learning something new we can implement in our businesses or having a chat in one of our socials because we have not spoken to anyone all day.  And I really believe that the power of human connection has led us to do the work we do as surveyors from inspecting properties to finance and spreadsheets - the work of a surveyor is wide and varied. At its heart though is whatever shape and form it is, we help offer security and a roof over someone's head, safe, warm and dry. And that is really what this podcast is about, I chat to surveyors and those working in the industry about why we do what we do, lessons learned along the way, highs and lows and the fun stuff too. I have a tendency to get things off my chest so you’ll also hear me talk about some of the things that matter to me and my own experiences such as being diagnosed with ADHD, being a visible female role model and all that comes with that and chasing that elusive work-life balance as a parent. My business is called Love Surveying which tells you how enthusiastic I am about the people and our work - and I did toy with the idea of changing the name of this podcast, but well, it felt like another thing to do, and we’ve been around for a little while now.  You can keep in touch with me in several ways - we have (The Surveyor Hub Facebook) community group, you can sign up to join (my email list), you can follow me on (social media), you can rate, (review) and follow this podcast and tune in whenever and wherever you want. You can even (Buy Me a Coffee). Please do drop me a note or voice mail anytime, I’d love to hear from you, and I hope you enjoy this podcast. xXUkFCXNXcqXSqf7kaGk
081 A Chat About Regulation with RICS
Nov 29 2021
081 A Chat About Regulation with RICS
In this episode, Marion invited Sarah Cantrill, Richard White, and Charlie Jackson to chat about the significance of RICS standards and regulations. Richard White is a Chartered Surveyor working in the Profession Support and Assurance team within RICS Regulation. Through different types of review visits, workshops, and other training and advice, the team provides support and guidance to help firms and Members come into compliance with the requirements of Red Book. Sarah Cantrill leads a team at RICS supporting regulated firms and members with the implementation of RICS rules and best practice. Sarah’s career at RICS started in 2002, and over the last 19 years she has gained substantial knowledge of RICS regulation, risk, and compliance. Charlie Jackson is an RICS Fellow and Registered Valuer with 20 years of commercial experience, specialising in healthcare valuation. For the past five years, Charlie has been working in RICS Regulation, supporting RICS’ firms and members in Europe with the practical implementation of Red Book rules and best practice. What We Cover:  - The difference between RICS standards and regulations - How RICS helps surveyors navigate the regulations - How RICS investigates complaints to firms - How RICS deals with claims reported to them Connect with Charlie Jackson: - LinkedIn   Connect with Sarah Cantrill: - LinkedIn   Connect with Marion Ellis: - LinkedIn - Instagram - Facebook - Email marion@lovesurveying.com   Resources: -Best practice for registered valuers - -RICS Insight community - RICS Small Business Hub - RICS sets new standards of conduct -RICS’ YouTube channel (webinars and panel discussions) - Apply for Love Surveying Hub Mastermind: - Book one-on-one consultation and training session: - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter:   - Support The Surveyor Hub - Join The Surveyor Hub Community
079 Thatched Properties and Fire Safety Concerns
Nov 22 2021
079 Thatched Properties and Fire Safety Concerns
Recently Marion had a conversation with Neil Hewitt and Charles Chalcraft about surveying thatched properties and fire safety concerns involved in those surveys. Neil Hewitt is a Suffolk-based independent residential building surveyor who offers the RICS Building Survey. It is the highest level of survey offered under the RICS format that is particularly recommended for older properties. He specialises in older period properties, in particular local Suffolk timber frame and thatched houses. Charles Chalcraft is a retired master thatcher who is trained as a home inspector. He now trains property professionals including surveyors how to survey properties with thatched roofs. He specialises in building surveys on older properties - cob and stone rubble that are thatched. He is also the technical advisor to the Devon and Cornwall Master Thatchers Association. What we cover:  - How thatched roofing begin in the UK - Why thatched properties are appealing and what are the downsides? - Who is qualified to survey thatched properties - The causes of thatch fire and what homeowners can do about it Connect with Neil Hewitt:  - Website   - LinekdIn   Connect with Charles Chalcraft:  - LinkedIn - Website: Connect with Marion Ellis: - LinkedIn - Instagram - Facebook - Email marion@lovesurveying.com   Resources: - Devon & Cornwall Master Thatcher Association: - The East Anglia Master Thatchers Association: - National Society of Master Thatchers: ( - National Farmers Union (NFU): ( - Historic England: - Join the monthly Surveyors Get Visible Masterclass    - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter:   - Support The Surveyor Hub - Join The Surveyor Hub Community
077 Women in Surveying in the UAE
Nov 15 2021
077 Women in Surveying in the UAE
For this week’s episode of Women in Surveying, Marion had Clementine Munro and Joanna Tate talking about how it is to be women surveyors in the United Arab Emirates.  Joanna Tate is a RICS Registered Valuer for Colliers in Abu Dhabi, providing residential real estate valuations for banks, asset managers, companies, and individuals. Most of her valuations are for secured lending purposes (mortgages or re-mortgages). Her favourite valuations are the complex ones, the ones with no comparable evidence, the real head-scratchers. She loves it when every day is different and never knows what’s going to come up next.  Clementine Munro is a Client Relationship Manager at Exclusive Links Real Estate Brokers based in Dubai. She is passionate about knowing her communities and providing experienced advice on the neighbourhoods in Dubailand.  What we Cover:  - What it’s like moving to a country like UAE and adjusting to a different culture  - Why property surveys in the United Arab Emirates are limited - How it is being women in surveying in the UAE  - Why getting support from female networks is crucial for developing career in surveying  Connect with Joanna Tate:   Connect with Clementine Munro:  Connect with Marion Ellis: - LinkedIn - Instagram - Facebook - Email marion@lovesurveying.com   Resources: - Colliers - Exclusive Links Real Estate Brokers   - Women in Surveying   - Sign up for The Surveyor Hub newsletter:   - Support The Surveyor Hub - Join The Surveyor Hub Community