Episode 92

092. From Corporate Surveyor to Surveying Business Owner

How to transition from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business owner.

This is what your host chartered surveyor, industry coach and mentor Marion Ellis and Paul Hawkins discuss at length in today's episode.

Paul is the Co-Director of a general surveying practice - called North and Hawkins Building Consultancy - over in Norfolk and a member of the Love Surveying Business Club which they also discuss in the podcast.

Marion and Paul cover various topics including:

  • Quinquennial inspections on residential properties around Norwich Cathedral.
  • The importance of local knowledge and how to balance your skills in a general surveying practice
  • Moving from being a corporate surveyor to being a surveying business owner
  • Finding freedom working for yourself
  • Confidence, networking and building your brand
  • And also how to take a holiday - which we know some small business owners struggle with.

We hope you enjoy this conversation!

And if you want to learn more about how you can work with Marion, either through the Mastermind or the Business Club, please look at her website.

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About the Podcast

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The Surveyor Hub Podcast
For surveyors who love surveying

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.