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DCS launch event is a "huge success" - RICS, HQ

Well it came and went all in a matter of hours......!

12yrs hard work distilled into a three and half hour celebration thanks largely to the Senior Management Team at RICS.

The launch event hosted by the RICS was an incredible achievement, led by Matthew Howell and Lucile Kamar; with support from Belinda King and Hannah Meadows.

The introduction by Mark Walley was sobering and further interrogated and contextualised by Egbert Perry, whose keynote was powerful, provocative and statistically challenging. The audience drew strength from his passionate delivery which in turn led to Sandra Kerr OBE moderating over an entertaining panel discussion which included Jeremy Crook OBE, Alexander Smith MRICS and Sophia Nesro.

Further representation from the Prime Minister;s office was afforded to us by Nero Ughwujabo, Special Advisor - Social Justice, Young People & Opportunities.

All that remains is for us to manage the emerging and obvious expectation(s).............no pressure!

Mark Wally, RICS MD EMEA; delivers introduction

Photo: Mark Walley, RICS Managing Director, EMEA - giving his opening address to attendees

Bola Abisogun FRICS [centre] with Egbert Perry [right and his wife Renee, on left]

Photo: Renee Perry [right], Bola Abisogun FRICS [centre] and Egbert L J Perry [right] - both of whom flew in from Atlanta, Georgia USA

DiverseCity Surveyors; members arriving for the launch event in Council Chamber, RICS HQ, Parliament Square

Photo: Attendees RICS #futuretalent @BAME_Surveyors