RICS Fellowship Qualification

Two SDL Surveyors Gain FRICS Status

SDL Surveying are delighted to announce that two of their Regional Surveyors, Hugh Riley and Richard Ballam, have been awarded “Fellow” RICS status. FRICS is the gold standard of RICS qualifications and a declaration of recognition for those reflecting the principles of the RICS. Hugh and Richard, who have been with SDL Surveying since 2007 and 2013 respectively, are the Regional Surveyors for the North and South of England SDL areas, and help manage the team of SDL staff surveyors.

Having submitted their applications in mid-October, both were delighted to be advised of the FRICS award within weeks – following a review process which normally takes a couple of months. The FRICS application process required Hugh and Richard to demonstrate that they met four of the twelve Fellowship characteristics in Champion, Expert, Influencer and Role Model categories. The written submissions included a career history and a statement on how their achievements met these Fellowship requirements.

Hugh Riley (FRICS)’s Comments:

Hugh Riley FRICS commented, “I am delighted to have received this acknowledgement from the RICS which is the culmination of many years’ experience in Residential property and a recognition of excellence in line with RICS values, aims and goals”.


Richard Ballam (FRICS)’s Comments:

Richard Ballam FRICS commented,  “I am very pleased to have been recognised by the RICS and to have helped the institution by training people and helping bring new blood into the profession. Of course, my new status will give me an excuse to wear my suit more often”.

Both Hugh and Richard would like to thank those who helped and supported them with their applications: Ian Fergusson, Simon Jackson, Giles Smith, David Akehurst, and Alex Barton.

Congratulations Hugh and Richard!


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    Great service from this company. Arranged by my lender, SDL rang to book an appointment … read more very quickly. Then rang back to offer an earlier slot. Paul rang 30 mins before arriving as promised. He was extremely pleasant, helpful and thorough. No complaint from us at all.
  • Avatar Greg Gibson ★★★★★ a week ago
    The surveyor who attended was extremely professional, showing covid awareness and … read more politeness from the very start. He was informative, engaging and made what could have been a strictly procedural meeting, a more personable and enjoyable one. We shared good conversation and SDL should be made aware that this surveyor represents the company in an excellent way. Would definitely recommend their services as a result
  • Avatar Michael Carney ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I thought the service provided by Richard from SDL Surveying was fantastic. Gave … read more me a call the day of the survey to talk through his findings. Then once I had received the report, kindly talked me through the final report and answered my many questions. In what can sometimes be a painful experience, Richard made things super simple.