RICS Matrics annual ball held at MShed in Bristol

Young professionals from the Bristol office of Colliers International at the RICS Matrics annual ball at MShed. Left to right Katy Cooper, Ailish Dove; Gemma Daly; Helen Margetson; Danielle Hatton

The annual ball of RICS Matrics Bristol and West Country, which supports young chartered surveyors, was held recently at MShed in Bristol.

Some 180 members attended the black tie networking event, which is the highlight of the networking calendar for the local branch of RICS Matrics, which supports graduates and chartered surveyors up to 10 years post qualification, and provides opportunities to establish new contacts within Bristol’s expanding commercial property sector.

Chair Gemma Daly of Colliers International gave a speech in which she reflected upon activities held throughout the year. These included a touch rugby tournament; a waterfront tour on The Matthew; a gin tasting evening; an APC afternoon and a CPD session covering the introduction of International Property Measurement Standards.

The event was organised by Gemma Daly, James Percival of Savills, Josh Gunn of Knight Frank, and Deborah Bryant Pearson of JLL. Gemma said: “The evening provided a great opportunity to maintain friendships and to meet new friends, colleagues and clients, along with a three course dinner and a raffle which raised around £850 money for local charity Children’s Hospice South West.”

This year is the second in succession that RICS Bristol and West Country has been chaired by a young surveyor from the Bristol office of Colliers International.

Head of Office Tim Davies said: “RICS Matrics plays a vital role in supporting talented young surveyors in a sector where good contacts are integral to professional success.

“The Bristol office of Colliers International has always had a close involvement with our local RICS Matrics branch, so we are delighted that for two years in succession it has been chaired our young surveyors.”