National award win for James

Gary Delaney (host) with James Ginley (Young Residential Surveyor of the Year) and Jo Arnold (Managing Director at Arnold & Baldwin).
Gary Delaney (host) with James Ginley (Young Residential Surveyor of the Year) and Jo Arnold (Managing Director at Arnold & Baldwin).
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A chartered surveyor from Halifax has won a national award for his achievements in the residential sector after beating competition from hundreds of other candidates at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

James Ginley, head of professional risk at Legal and General Surveying Services, won the residential category at the annual awards, which recognise and celebrate the most inspirational young surveying professionals - aged 35 and under - in the UK.

His role involves managing over 50 staff and ensuring quality control for over 2,000 valuers across Yorkshire and Humber.

James was the lead author on a popular RICS information paper on flooding; aimed at those working in the residential industry, it addresses the implications of flooding for valuations, surveys and lending.

James regularly presents at residential conferences across the country, and his other commitments involve supporting trainee surveyors in the region, through the required training and exams to gain chartered status.

Speaking on James’ award win, Victoria Hampson, RICS regional director, North & Midlands, said: “The land, property and construction industry lacks young talent, so I’m delighted that James’ skills and dedication has been recognised. James is a credit to our profession and will hopefully inspire others to consider a career in the industry.”