Extra Care Commitment for Young Surveyor of the Year Winner

Rachel Callow
In 2015 Leanne Owen won both Quantity Surveyor and Young Surveyor of the Year at the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards. The awards ceremony highlights the success of the next generation of surveyors within the industry.

Leanne started her career with Faithful+Gould in 2007 as a trainee quantity surveyor studying part time for her degree. In 2012, Leanne graduated with a first class honours degree and progressed to completing her APC whilst still studying and became one of Faithful+Gould's youngest members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

"This is a fantastic achievement for Leanne to win both Quantity Surveyor and Overall Surveyor of the Year."

Sue Rugg, Faithful+Gould Associate Director

Leanne has rapidly progressed within Faithful+Gould, she quickly began leading the national programme of housing, care and extra care delivery for Sanctuary Housing. Leanne set up a national framework for Sanctuary Housing using the Homes and Communities funding stream for the development of 2,553 new build extra care and general needs homes.

As well as the exceptional work Leanne has done with Sanctuary Housing, she is also a key member of Faithful+Gould’s delivery team for Anchor 2020 and also the Cutting Edge framework, being the primary contact for a number of clients.

Leanne has a passion for the work in which she does for the care and extra care sector, she continues to develop her knowledge and most recently attended the University of Stirling’s dementia design school to learn more about the impact of design on dementia sufferers. Leanne applies this knowledge to help clients create buildings with dementia design features on a budget without compromising quality.

Sue Rugg, associate director commented: "This is a fantastic achievement for Leanne to win both Quantity Surveyor and Overall Surveyor of the Year. Over the past few years she has demonstrated her knowledge and passion for all areas of the care and extra care sector. It is great to see a member of my team being so passionate about this sector."