People are our business so whether you are a Deverell Smith client, candidate or employee, you are always our top priority and we promise to make a positive and tangible difference. You can find out more about our client promise here.
The Deverell Smith Story
The year was 2006 and the day was April Fools day, Andrew Deverell-Smith was at his kitchen table having just set up “Deverell Smith” when he made his very first placement. Eight months later, Andrew employed Emma Timothy, his first employee and now Director and Head of Property Management.
Andrew’s vision from the very beginning was to become the “go to” property recruitment consultancy for clients and candidates by offering the absolute best recruitment service in the industry. This meant providing a consultative approach to recruitment with a total focus on customer service. The mission was clear; to make introductions that strengthen property companies and advance careers.
As the company has rapidly grown, we have never lost sight of Andrew’s vision and the success of our clients and candidates will always be at the heart of everything we do. Ultimately, we can make a career and change the course of a property business.
Deverell Smith’s Values
At Deverell Smith, we have five core values to reflect who we are and the service we aim to provide. We are a recruitment consultancy and not an agency, this means we are not about the hard sell. Our clients and candidates invest in us, in our people, passion, personalities, expertise and ultimately our credibility.
Our five core values, which we strive to be every day in everything we do are; honest, loyal, determined, bold and fun.
Whilst Britain may be one of the most culturally diverse nations in Europe, diversity in property still has a long way to go to fully represent the UK population. The issues of occupational inequality and the barriers to entry into the industry, has been well-documented but, despite a much-lauded rhetoric about focusing on diversity, the industry has continued to fall short in shrinking the disparity between male and female employees, the disability and cultural employment gap and championing support for those from LGBT communities.
We are very excited to attend EG's 'The Future of Real Estate - in a changing world' conference tomorrow!
Whether you are an experienced manager or stepping into a leadership role for the first time, we all need a little bit of inspiration, motivation and a fresh perspective from time to time, which is why we’ve compiled a reading list to help you achieve just that. Don’t worry, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill, dry business literature – instead, these books are genuinely a good and entertaining read and well worth your time
LinkedIn has grown to become the ‘go-to’ networking tool for both B2B and B2C companies and professionals from all industries. With over 500m users, over half of which are active monthly, the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals at the touch of a button has never been easier.
Before you consider whether you should become a chartered surveyor, read our guide and overview on the benefits of becoming RICS accredited. Our latest research has found that RICS qualified professionals earn on average 23% more than the property industry average.
Louise Deverell-Smith, founder of work-life balance career platform for parents The Daisy Chain, discusses the subject on every millennials lips; flexible working.
In this informative episode of devcast… deverellsmith’s Client Solution Director, Julian Murray, is joined by expert employment lawyer and partner of diversity focused law firm Travers Smith, Adam Wyman, to speak about the changes coming in April 2020.
After a high flying career as a real estate lawyer, Stephen Marks swapped the corporate carpet for a yoga mat to engage in a new career in mindfulness and well-being. Not just to people but buildings too as a healthy building consultant to the property industry.
The founder of PeopleWise, Dr Belinda Board, is a world-renowned business psychologist and executive coach practitioner, specialising in leadership potential, assessment and development, individual and collective behaviour change, strategic thinking, cultural and gender diversity and psychometric tool design.
The ability for property businesses to be able to react swiftly to market changes is proving more vital than ever. And whilst there are many ways organisations can adapt their business model to a challenging economic climate, some overheads are harder to temper than others.
Every single one of us in our day to day working lives helps to shape the future of UK property. Today’s built environment is testament to the centuries of hard work and persistence from inspiring and influential personalities.