20 episodes

Hello, my name is Jess Reid and I bring to you 'Building Foundations' - a podcast giving you the opportunity to hear from Construction and Property professionals. Together we will focus on unpacking their career to date, including; how they entered the industry, their highs and lows, the industry as it stands and how they see things changing in the future. Additionally, we will discuss diversity, inclusion and bringing people into the sector. Connect with me on LinkedIn to ask questions and recommend guests:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessreidrec

Building Foundations within Construction and Property Jess Reid

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Hello, my name is Jess Reid and I bring to you 'Building Foundations' - a podcast giving you the opportunity to hear from Construction and Property professionals. Together we will focus on unpacking their career to date, including; how they entered the industry, their highs and lows, the industry as it stands and how they see things changing in the future. Additionally, we will discuss diversity, inclusion and bringing people into the sector. Connect with me on LinkedIn to ask questions and recommend guests:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessreidrec

    Talking Residential Surveying with the Chairman of RPSA

    Talking Residential Surveying with the Chairman of RPSA

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Building Foundations Podcast! In this episode I am joined by Chairman of RPSA Alan Milstein as we discuss the life of a residential surveyor, building a residential surveying business, and who RPSA are. 

    I am confident you'll learn a thing or two from Alan, and would welcome any feedback on the episode. 

    To reach Alan: 

    Alan Milstein | LinkedIn

    RPSA website - HOME | Residential Property Surveyors Association (rpsa.org.uk) 

    Thank you for listening! - JR - 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Lets talk Residential Surveying with Claire Martin

    Lets talk Residential Surveying with Claire Martin

    Today I am joined by Claire Martin, Technical Trainer at e.surv and Chartered Surveyor, and we have a great discussion about the Residential Surveying sector. 

    In this episode you can expect some fantastic career advice, whether you're moving into the industry or an experienced Surveyor, as well as discussing some the challenges and opportunities the sector faces.

    If you'd like to ask Claire any questions please connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-martin-84493619a/

    Thank you for taking time to listen. 

    Regards, Jess Reid 

    • 42 min
    Being a Residential Surveyor and going Independent

    Being a Residential Surveyor and going Independent

    In this episode of the Building Foundations podcast I am delighted to be joined by Tim Kenny who is a Residential Surveyor, and works for himself. Throughout this episode we discuss; 

    The role of a Residential Surveyor 
    Advice for working for yourself/going independent
    Challenges and opportunities within the world of Residential Surveying
    Differences between working for PLC's through to Independents
    Plus so much more! 

    I am confident you'll find fantastic pieces of advice and a great insight into the industry. With a wealth of knowledge Tim shares so much in our conversations. 
    Please feel free to reach out to Tim via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tksurveying/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    An honest account from a Quantity Surveyor

    An honest account from a Quantity Surveyor

    In this episode of the Building Foundations podcast I am delighted to be joined by Elliott Brown who is a Quantity Surveyor within the Construction industry. Throughout this episode we discuss; Elliott's career to date, the role of a QS, industry challenges and opportunities, advice for those in the industry or considering the industry plus much more. 

    Please feel free to reach out to Elliott via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliott-brown-0b9b8212a/ 

    • 45 min
    A conversation with Premier Guarantee & why Building Control is a great career!

    A conversation with Premier Guarantee & why Building Control is a great career!

    Today is the launch of Season 2 of the Building Foundations podcast and I couldn't be more excited! In this episode I speak to Jon Poulton  who is a Regional Director with Premier Guarantee (part of MD Group). During this episode we discuss; 


    How Jon joined the Construction industry & advice he would give to school-leavers, undergraduates and graduates. 
    We talked through Jon's career and experiences so far. 
    We discussed challenges and opportunities within the industry. 
    We also talked through in great detail all about Premier Guarantee and why it could be a great career choice for you - regardless of whether you're currently in Building Control.

    Plus as always we talked about much more than this. 

    Jon is a fantastic professional, with a wealth of experience, who is also a genuinely great person and is always open to talk to. 

    I hope you enjoy :)

    Useful links: 

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/premier-guarantee/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-poulton-20518864/
    https://www.premierguarantee.com/
    https://mdgroup.uk/
    https://www.goconstruct.org/construction-careers/what-jobs-are-right-for-me/building-control-surveyor/

    • 45 min
    The importance of collaboration with Dave Stitt

    The importance of collaboration with Dave Stitt

    In this episode I am joined by Dave Stitt, Founder of DSA Performance Ltd, who is additionally FCIOB and a Chartered Engineer. Dave now spends his time working closely with project teams to collaborate more effectively and ultimately improve performance. Dave is also an Author of 3 books (links below) and a very well known and reputable professional within the Construction industry. 

    During this conversation we discuss many things including; 


    Daves' career journey 
    Advice for others
    DSA Performance and how Dave supports Construction professionals 
    Challenges and opportunities within the industry 
    Plus so much more! 

    It was a genuine pleasure to speak to Dave, a true professional, and clearly a very passionate advocate for the Construction industry - thank you so much for your time Dave. 

    To connect with Dave, please follow this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davestittdsa/

    Additionally here are some further useful links; 

    https://dsabuilding.co.uk/ & https://dsabuilding.co.uk/daves-books/ 

    • 1 hr 3 min

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