01 December 2020
Linesight is delighted to announce that Giles Heather, an Associate Director based in its London office, was named the RICS - Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2020 at the virtual ceremony that took place on Friday, 27th November. Giles also triumphed in the ‘Quantity Surveying and Construction’ category earlier in the evening.
In particular, the judges noted Giles’s list of achievements, his resolve to continuously challenge himself, his commitment to driving the profession forward, towards being truly inclusive, sustainable and digitised.
Speaking about Giles’s two wins on the night, the RICS commented:
“His drive for advancement and commitment for client satisfaction as a key account manager has seen him create a guidance tool allowing a projects costs to be aligned to the clients cost segregation and project budgeting protocols. In 2020, Giles and his team launched a well-being initiative to ensure that their organisations employees were treated as individuals and were offered support in their health and well-being. As an APC Lead, Giles offers guidance and support to his colleagues involved in the APC, helping his organisation achieve a 100% APC pass rate. He has also used his quantity surveying experience to help the charity New Horizons Youth Centre, who support homeless 16-24-year olds.
Throughout his career Giles has shown impressive engagement with RICS, as a current member of the RICS London Regional Board and an RICS Inspire Ambassador, he is dedicated to inspiring the next generation and moving the profession forward with the highest standards and latest innovations. Judges also praised his focus on the well-being and sustainability of his team, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, commenting that he is a great role model for the new era of surveying talent.”
Linesight would like to congratulate Giles on this fantastic achievement.