A CORBRIDGE-BASED chartered surveyor has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Kate Rankine, who works for Savills Corbridge covering the North-East, is in line for a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year award.

She is one of five UK finalists in the Land (Urban & Rural) category at the professional institution’s annual awards which will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on November 28.

Kate graduated from the University of Reading in July 2014 where she studied Rural Property Management, after which she joined Savills in Corbridge as a graduate. Originally from North Yorkshire, she now lives in Northumberland.

She qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2016 after successfully completing her assessment of professional competence through RICS.

She subsequently went on to win the Alastair Turnbull prize for obtaining the highest mark across the north of England in the 2016 Central Association of Agricultural Valuers exams.

Kate works in the rural division at Savills and undertakes estate management for private and institutional clients across the region.

Michael Orde, director and head of Savills rural in the North-East, said: “Kate is an outstanding young surveyor who goes the extra mile as a matter of course.

“Her infectious enthusiasm for her profession in general and her efficient working and meticulous attention to detail when it comes to estate management and client service mean she has garnered an enormous amount of respect amongst her clients.”