Growing a surveyors’ practice – Five golden rules? (February 2017)

In February I presented another of the successful MBL training courses “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” in Dublin, Ireland. It was interesting that the majority of the themes and issues raised during these sessions in the UK were raised at the session – despite the rather different economic Read More

2017-04-18T14:22:22+01:00April 18, 2017|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

Recruitment and succession of surveyors – Human resources management for property partnerships

At two recent MBL training courses on “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors practice” https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/ - one in London and the other in Birmingham – there was much discussion about human resources management (HRM) issues. Recruitment and succession of surveyors appears to be a common challenge when it comes to Read More

2016-12-12T16:37:58+00:00December 12, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

Leading a surveyors’ practice – Eight insights into leadership in property

At the recent Leeds presentation of the “Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice” training workshop we discussed leading a surveyor’s practice - leadership in property. Some of the leadership models discussed were considered helpful. We tackled a number of common issues when leading a surveyors’ practice and these are Read More

2016-07-20T09:57:53+01:00July 20, 2016|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Property, Strategy|

Futurologist Chris Yapp on “The professional firms of 2020”

At the recent Professional Marketing Forum conference (I wrote a review for the magazine which was published on 1st November) http://www.pmforum.co.uk/magazine/ futurologist Chris Yapp gave his view on the future of professional firms. He referred to the recent research by Deloitte/Oxford University which focused on the impact of artificial intelligence Read More

Opportunities and challenges in the legal market – presentation by Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps

I was fortunate to be at an event organised by Rix & Kay Solicitors http://www.rixandkay.co.uk/ a week ago where Steve Billot of Duff and Phelps http://www.duffandphelps.com/expertise/our_team/Pages/bio.aspx?itemid=546&list=People  gave a presentation on opportunities and challenges in the legal market. What struck me was that whilst law firms are playing in an increasingly Read More