Episode 15

015 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Vanessa Hardwick

Vanessa Hardwick is a Chartered Building Surveyor, she runs her own practice near Cardiff, South Wales and focuses on building surveys, project management, party wall surveys and defect analysis mainly in the residential sectors. A mum of three, her career started in local authority specialising in fire safety and project management before moving into residential private practice. 

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • How to deal with dyslexia while writing surveying reports
  • The range of projects you can work on within local authorities
  • How to approach the responsibility of fire risk assessments
  • The importance of engaging local knowledge of a place for successful surveys
  • Why there are many project managers among women surveyors
  • The key to success in accessibility and adaptation projects

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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Marion Ellis

As a chartered surveyor with a background in defect and valuation claims, Marion has first-hand experience of why we make mistakes and what we need to do to support ourselves to prevent them. A Fellow member of the RICS and qualified customer experience professional, Marion is passionate about empowering people. At Love Surveying, she provides the support, coaching and networking surveyors and property professionals need to handle career challenges confidently and navigate the right business journey for them. Founder of The Surveyor Hub podcast and community Marion also supports surveyors in business through her coaching and mentoring programmes. Marion is an Ambassador for Lionheart.