Washington surveyor Zoe has her sights set on national awards glory

Zoe King
Zoe King

A talented Washington property professional is in the running to be named Britain’s best.

Zoe King from Washington – a senior cost manager at Turner & Townsend in Newcastle – has been shortlisted for the Quantity Surveying & Construction category award in the 2017 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year (YSOYA) Awards.

I’m delighted to have been nominated for these awards and be recognised for my efforts.

Zoe King

Zoe, who has an honours degree in quantity surveying from Northumbria University, has been recognised for her skills and wealth of expertise in providing cost management, project estimation, and construction cost control advice for a diverse range of comprehensive build initiatives across the region.

“I’m delighted to have been nominated for these awards and be recognised for my efforts,” she said.

“I am lucky enough to not only work on a wide variety of interesting projects, but also get involved in other areas; including regional branding and organising industry learning days. I hope I can help put the North East region on the map with a national award win, and help to inspire talented, future generations to consider a career in surveying, as it really does offer some unique and remarkable opportunities for all.”

Ninety young surveyors from all over the UK made this year’s shortlist, but Zoe is one of only two from the North East.

Sam Piplica, a senior chartered building surveyor at Building Surveyors Limited in South Shields, is in the running for the Building Surveying category accolade.

All entrants in the nine awards categories are automatically in with the chance of scooping the esteemed UK Young Surveyor of the Year title, awarded to the professional who has not only achieved great success in their respective role and sector, but also demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving the industry and the wider profession.