Pinnacle Surveyors Employee Nominated for UCEM Property Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Chesterfield surveyor, Joe Ellison MRICS, is a finalist in the Alumni of the Year category of this year’s UCEM Property Awards. Since 2015 UCEM has been awarding the Alumni of the Year Award to a former UCEM student who has made an outstanding contribution in their early career towards creating a better Built Environment.

Joe studied both the Diploma in Surveying Practice and BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management with UCEM and graduated in 2018 with First Class Honours.

Joe strives to improve the use of technology within the business and encourages other firms within the industry to use the same system. Joe’s work has improved our proposition to lender clients, leading to us securing a higher amount of work allocation and increasing income, as well as profitability.

Initiatives that Joe developed are now used by other independent surveying firms, allowing them to adopt similar ways of working and reap similar benefits. Joe understands the importance of collaboration within the mortgage and house-buying industry and he works with other industry partners to ensure the advice surveyors provide to their clients remains relevant and useful.

Joe is keen to promote the role of the residential surveyor and has acted as an ambassador to the profession at local schools and at RICS Matrics events.

As an LGBTQ+ professional, Joe has taken opportunities to raise awareness of the need for better equality and diversity within the surveying industry. Joe’s achievements within the early stages of his career have led to him being a finalist in the Rising Star – Product Provider category at the British Mortgage Awards 2019, and the Valuation category winner at the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2019.

David Ellison, Managing Director of Pinnacle Surveyors has said “We are all so proud of Joe’s achievements so far. The hard work he put in to gain First Class Honours from the BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management programme in 2018, then election to Membership of RICS a year later, all whilst working full-time at Pinnacle Surveyors, is testament to his professionalism and drive to make a mark in the industry. His recognition as a Finalist in the Rising Star category at the British Mortgage Awards in Summer 2019 and Winner of RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year 2019 in the Valuation category only goes to show the high regard in which Joe is held with his peers and in the industry as a whole. As a biased Dad (and his boss!), I couldn’t be more proud and pleased of his achievements; his Mum, partner Ben, brother Jacob, and all his friends and colleagues think the same and wish him the best of luck for his nomination in the UCEM Alumni of the Year category.”

To read more about Joe’s achievements visit the UCEM blog here – and to find out more about the UCEM Property Awards head to

Good luck for this Thursday Joe!