Inspiring sustainability advocate from Somerset named ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’

UK Young Surveyor of the Year - Scott Moore

The director of a construction and development consultancy firm based in Exeter was crowned the ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’ at the annual RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, which recognise the most inspiring and influential surveyors – aged 35 or under – in the UK.

Scott Moore, Regional Director in the South West for construction consultancy Coreus Group won the Quantity Surveyor & Construction category award before beating tough competition from 88 shortlisted surveyors to gain the esteemed RICS Matrics UK Young Surveyor of the Year title. RICS Judges said Scott is a very capable young professional who gives first class service to clients, peers and their business.

Before joining Coreus Group in 2021, Scott worked for Taunton-based Baker Ruff Hannon and Arcadis, one of the world’s leading company’s specialising in sustainable design, engineering and consultancy. He gained experience across residential, education, leisure, aviation and retail.

RICS said that throughout his career and since the successful completion of his APC in November 2012, Scott has proven to be an exceptional ambassador for the profession and advocate for the construction industry, speaking at key events and inspiring his peers and colleagues in numerous diverse ways. He is an APC Counsellor, as well as being a member of the RICS South West Board and playing an active role in RICS Matrics in Cornwall, Exeter and Somerset.

Over the years Scott has achieved exceptional sustainability standards on numerous projects ranging from leisure centres and housing. One of the projects Scott played a part in was the award-winning Shaldon Road low carbon social housing in Bristol, which saw the development of 50 high-quality affordable and shared ownership homes built to Passivhaus standards.

Theo Till, Chair of UK RICS Matrics said: “Scott is a high-achieving young surveyor, and this award is a true testament to the dedication he shows to his company and clients.

“His commitment and enthusiasm for the surveying profession and wider industry is infectious, and he should be incredibly proud of what he has achieved as a future leader of the surveying profession. Scott’s contributions to the industry are not only having a profoundly positive impact on his respective markets and workplaces, but also going above and beyond to help ensure our industry attracts and retains the brightest talent.”

The awards final was celebrated at The Royal Lancaster in London on Friday 4th November where the following young surveyors were recognised for their outstanding career achievements in their respective sectors and disciplines:

· Apprentice of the Year: Stephanie O’Dwyer, Gardiner & Theobald
· Asset and Facilities Management: Zaman Sheikh, Southend Council
· Building Surveying: Joshua Weston, Fourth Wall Building Consultancy
· Commercial Property: Mitchell Spencer, City of Wolverhampton Council
· Land (Rural and Urban): Poppy Martin, Savills
· Project Management: Tej Barde, Arcadis
· Quantity Surveying and Construction: Scott Moore, Coreus Group
· Residential Property: Zoe Baker, Your Surveyors Ltd
· Valuation: Kelly Smith, Valuation Office Agency

In addition, there was an award for Mentor of the Year which was presented to Ruth Ofield from Fisher German.

Commenting on the winners, Theo Till, Chair of UK RICS Matrics said: “All of our winners should be extremely proud of their achievements, particularly as the built environment is currently experiencing some of the biggest challenges in history, including climate change, energy consumption, urbanisation, and growth. Surveying professionals play a vital role in creating and maintaining our built environment to ensure it has a positive impact on communities and people’s lives. The winners’ hard work and unwavering commitment to help boost skills and standards in the industry is testament to this important role that our profession has on society.

“The diversity of the winners is also encouraging, with 6 of the 10 being women, despite making up just 15% of UK surveyors. Over the years we have seen more women entering the industry, and we hope that representation of women in surveying can become much stronger with many more female role models.

“RICS is delighted to be able to deliver these awards once again to recognise the dedication and commitment that young surveyors have to the industry and their communities.”