BSc(Hons), FRICS, MCIArb, AdvDipQSEng, PGCertConstLaw, MACostE
I'm passionate about Solomons Europe. It has given me drive and focus for over 20 years, as well as the opportunity to work with a great team and some long-standing loyal clients.
One of the most energising aspects of being part of an SME like Solomons is our agility. The business is constantly adapting and evolving, and that keeps us hungry and innovative. I was around when NEC® was first brought into use, and have worked with all the iterations up to the latest NEC4® model. And now I'm getting my teeth stuck into Project 13 – the latest incarnation of contracting to promote outcome based project objectives and promote collaborative working. These changes bring challenges, but are exciting and dynamic and an opportunity for us to thrive through our ability to adapt and reskill our teams to meet new demands.
As a young Quantity Surveyor, I recognised the need for technical excellence, and that postgraduate qualifications and CPD would allow me to stay ahead of the game and to provide a high level of service to the clients I worked with. This ethos still holds true today, and I enjoy seeing the team further themselves professionally and technically in their journey with our business.
My current drive is to lead and develop the Senior Team at Solomons, developing regional strategies, targets and development plans so that they will feel able and competent to continue to help achieve growth and success with the business as we grow in the years to come. It is also extremely important to me that we support our fellow SMEs and up-and-coming entrepreneurs across our regions. It's an exciting, but demanding life running your own business but this social impact focus gives us the opportunity to take some of our experiences and #payitforward to others.