To cap off what had been a fantastic year for Suffolk based consultant Dayle Bayliss (Dayle Bayliss Associates LLP), in December she was given the prestigious ‘Wilderness Award’ by RICS matrics for her contribution to industry and the time and expertise she has dedicated to developing skills of young practitioners. Here, she tells us why RICS matrics is important to her business and how it’s helped build the foundations of a work ethic she now swears by.
I didn’t know a huge amount about the group until I passed my APC in November 2009 and was invited to a New Member’s Reception. I’ve always been a fan of networking as a way to build profile and business connections so I went along to meet the group. The rest, as they say, is history!
The foundations of my consultancy are built on collaborative working, and that’s what the RICS matrics group allows its members to do. Without a doubt attending events and getting to know the group has helped me raise the profile of both me and my business, and has allowed me to build and constantly update a circle of contacts, on who I can call if I need business assistance.
The old adage ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is very true, and that’s what a group such as RICS matrics promotes. I can promote my expertise and skills and I can definitely say business has come through my door because of my matrics contacts. I’ve been able to build a profile and become somewhat well known, which again adds weight to my business offering.
I’ve always been someone who loves learning and who loves to keep on top of industry developments, new legislation and strategies. Attending regular RICS matrics events allows me to indulge in this, something I can then translate into my board level work where I’m privileged to be able to help shape the future of the discipline.
Being a member of RICS matrics has definitely developed the way I think and the way I want my business to look like in the future.
The 1913 Wilderness Trophy is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry. Dayle, who has organised numerous charity fundraising events and networking events for members over the past year, has worked hard to ensure that RICS matrics members (those in the early years of their careers) have benefitted through sharing best practice and working collaboratively.
She has championed the need for training and skills development in the national press and in the summer took up a position on the RICS East of England board.
Her drive and ambition has seen RICS matrics Suffolk go from strength to strength and the number of events held doubling.
The 1913 Wilderness Club was set up after those who left the Junior Organisation – the predecessor to RICS matrics – wanted to continue the spirit of JO but were no longer eligible to be members.
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