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DCS taps existing and establishes new collaborative, industry partnerships

Recent media activity by the DCS Board and its Members, has propelled us into the cross-hairs and visibility of many established industry groups, networks and influencers. Here is a summary of our recent activity during the first half of 2020. Government Property Profession Care of a kind introduction by a strong ally in the form of Matthew Howell, MD for UK & Ireland at RICS, our Founder and Chairman, Bola Abisogun OBE FRICS was introduced to the Government Property Function ‘GPF’ and in particular the newly appointed ED&I Champion, Lara Newman. With ex-RICS Future Talent Director, Sally Garcia in the background, an interesting and contextual conversation was conducted via an MS Teams meeti

DCS Founder becomes ‘first’ black Liveryman of the WCCS

They say that good things come to those who wait; and even though in many ways, 2020 has been a year of ‘quite challenging’ firsts, there are still many positives to acknowledge and share. That the world remains in a state of perpetual flux, must not preclude our collective need to look out for those less well off and/or in dire straits, whatever those needs may be. True leadership requires empathy, just as much as it requires steadfast, logical decision making with a focus on profit, hopefully with purpose. Fellowship is sought by every human being across the globe, now more than ever before and we are proud to confirm, that at their Quarterly Court Meeting [held on 8th July 2020], DCS Foun

DCS enlisted to support new 'chapter of growth' for RICS

"Change is truly difficult and often denied, but then nothing good was ever designed to be easy" _ Abisogun OBE The uncomfortable truth is being heralded as the new normal, but to what extent do or can we safely rely upon the judgement of our peers and industry leaders, to get it right for the BAME community? In the current climate of change that has engulfed all areas of the globe and all sectors of society, at DiverseCity Surveyors ‘DCS’ we are quietly witnessing history in the making, within and across the surveying profession. A recent request from the editorial team at RICS, to write a piece, seen here; Economic Injustice is the flip side; was quickly followed up by a separate public af

BAME Housing Association seeks RICS qualified Board Member

We have been contacted today [02.07.20] by the team at Westway Housing Association ‘Westway’, which is a small, mostly general needs BAME Housing Association, to help them appoint two new Board members. Operating as a community-based organisation since 1987 and catering specifically to the needs of the BAME community, Westway are based in North Kensington, West London, and maintain residential stock in other locations across London, particularly in Enfield and Hounslow. Westway wish to appoint two new Board members, one of which must have a surveying / construction background; and, where possible be RICS qualified. For any interested DCS members, we have attached the information pack [here]

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