On Friday 21st September, the team from Catsurveys travelled from our head office in Brentwood, Essex to the beautiful Celtic Manor in Newport, South Wales. Dressed to impress, they attended the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) annual dinner to collect Catsurveys’ Approved Development Scheme Award.
The ICES annual dinner is described as ‘the must attend event in the surveying industry’s calendar and provides a great social evening to catch up with friends, colleagues and clients’.
The Approved Development Scheme (ADS) awards were presented to companies from two categories; large (20 or more people on the scheme) and small (under 20 people on the scheme). The award for a company with under 20 people on ADS was presented to Catsurveys for our promotion of ICES and commitment to developing staff. Catsurveys are proud to be presented with this award as it shows our commitment to the training and development of our staff.
What is the Approved Development Scheme?
The ADS is an agreement between a company and the ICES that defines the training, development and experience that will be made available to a new entrant or established civil engineering surveyor seeking a professional qualification.
Catsurveys have been part of the ADS since June 2017 and it has presented a fantastic opportunity for us to give back to our employees and offer a chance for our staff to take the next big step in their career. Katie Holt, ICES Development Officer, presented Managing Director Janos Dobsi with an official certification at the enrolment event last year, sealing our position as an approved development partner.
Nick Spenceley, General Manager and ICES scheme Mentor said, “This is a great opportunity for all employees within the company, allowing staff to not only progress within their career but to gain a professional membership to the most recognised institution within our industry.”