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University honours Louise with doctorate

We are pleased to announce that the University of Wolverhampton has awarded an honorary doctorate to Louise Brooke-Smith, Director and founder of Brooke Smith Planning.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer said the award of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology reflected her outstanding contribution and eminence of her professional standing  and that “She is a role model for the modern surveying and planning profession, advocating commercial awareness and combining this with an understanding of statutory regulations. Her ability to address current policy and practice in an engaging and enthusiastic way is reflected in frequent requests for her to present to various professional and community groups on development issues. Her ability to identify problem-solving solutions for both the business and social community has resulted in a substantial contribution to the local economy.”

Louise is the global president elect of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the first surveyor from the West Midlands to achieve this status and, when she takes up the role in July next year, will be its female president in its 144-year history.