Ambassador Spotlight ‘Abby Raynor’

Introducing Abby Raynor our latest Brand Ambassador from South Yorkshire, UK!

Where did you study? I am currently in assessment stage with SAVA expected to complete by the end of the year.

What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area? RICS registration, once completed SAVA I will be assocRICS.

How did you get into surveying? Love for property, and a long career within estate agency. 


How long have you been in the industry? I currently work as an estate agent, managing a small independent branch, I have been working as an estate agent for 8 years. 

Are you part of any associations or organisations you would like us to mention? I am part of RICS as a student member. 

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador? As I look back over my career development and how I ended up where I am, it is so important to educate the next generation on not only surveying and the fun elements of working in the industry but also the endless opportunities that they can be faced with, exploring different avenues of interest and opening young minds to the world. I have done a few careers fairs and school careers events and enjoy giving something back to my local communities. it is also a great way to get involved with the local schools and their annual events etc.

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry? It is important for children to understand as much as possible not only about surveying and the industry, but to understand about environmental impacts and how the world is moving and evolving be int he future of building properties, or the way in which we are using the earth. Influencing the next generation is what is so important. 

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS? As a brand ambassador I would like to get involved in local schools and give something back to my community, also offer free advice to parents and carers of the children regarding property, the housing market and whatever I can. I am a passionate individual who would enjoy giving something back. 

What are your hobbies? Hobbies are something of the past now I am a parent however what I enjoy doing in my free time is exploring the world with my 3 year old, and I also enjoy Formula 1. 

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be? A ROBOT. 

What resource would you like to see next from GKiS? I would be happy with some bright coloured visual aids.