Planners and quantity surveyors were acquainted at the speed-networking evening jointly hosted by RTPI London and RICS Matrics. Held in a private room at The Counting House pub in the City, the event saw attendees swap seats after three minute conversations which were kept flowing with drinks and a break halfway through where food was provided.
In particular, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to meet people working across the built environment professions – including urban designers, planning lawyers, planners and surveyors. There was also great variety in the organisations represented, from those working for large established employers to those who had started their own businesses. This made for a lively evening where ideas, business cards and, inevitably, poor jokes about speed dating, were shared. The only complaints on the night were of sore throats from too much talking!
RTPI London would like to thank RICS Matrics for their joint organisation of this event. Following the success of the evening, we hope to organise more ‘inter-professional’ events -watch this space for information.