And so it Begins……………………. Anne Richards Head of Property Thames Tideway Tunnel. IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!. THE GOOD OLD DAYS……. BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS. SCHOLARSHIP TO SUCCESS. THE HARD BIT/ GETTING SERIOUS. 1987 –Newcastle Polytechnic (Northumbria University) BSc Estate Management
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And so it Begins…………………… Anne Richards Head of Property Thames Tideway Tunnel
THE HARD BIT/ GETTING SERIOUS • 1987 –Newcastle Polytechnic (Northumbria University) BSc Estate Management • 1990- Graduated 2:2 • October 1990 -first job-Graduate Surveyor • Start of Professional training • 3 years of “diary” experience • 1993 –Qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and a member of RICS • 1998 Diploma in Management Studies
The Super Sewer • £4.2 Billion Project • 500 staff from various backgrounds • 70,000 page Planning Application • Public Examination • 10 year construction project • £400m of property acquisition • Lifetime 120 years
THE TUNNEL WON’T BUILD ITSELF Town Planners Engineers Environment Experts Property Surveyors Business Managers Accountants Construction IT Lawyers & Barristers
TOP TIPS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS • PUSH YOUR OWN BOUNDARIES • NOBODY WANTS TO SEE YOU FAIL • MANAGE EXPECTATIONS • LEARN TO “BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET” • CELEBRATE SUCCESS • NEVER ASSUME • ENJOY WORK AND STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF • HAVE FUN!