Appointments: RICS North East expands its regional team

The Newcastle branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has appointed Helen Whitfield as member services coordinator

Helen Whitfield, new member services coordinator, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors North East
Helen Whitfield, new member services coordinator, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors North East

The North East branch of Rics (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has welcomed a new member services coordinator to its team, based at Citygate House on Bath Lane in Newcastle city centre.

Lanchester-born Helen Whitfield previously managed functions and facilities at the National Trust, which involved organising and coordinating weddings.

As member services coordinator, Helen will be responsible for providing support to local North East members (chartered surveyors) and helping to organise and coordinate a diverse range of events and activities to suit all local property professionals. This includes topical seminars, socials and informal networking events.

She said: “I am delighted to join the Rics North East team. I’m currently planning and organising a wide range of activities to suit those in the industry of all ages and any level of experience and this is what first attracted me to the role – no two days are ever the same. We usually have an excellent turnout at our events too, which will be rewarding for me to see.

“A lot of local property professionals may presume our seminars and events are formal or expensive, but they are quite the opposite. We are committed to giving our members, as well as other professionals in the industry, the opportunity to increase their knowledge and meet new business contacts in a relaxed, friendly environment that doesn’t cost the earth.”

For more information on Rics North East’s upcoming events, please visit www.rics.org/northeast or contact Helen Whitfield, tel: 0191 221 1515 email hwhitfield@rics.org

Rics is the world’s leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

It is an independent professional body originally established in the UK by Royal Charter. Since 1868, Rics has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society.

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