A surveyor at Harris Lamb is celebrating after years of study were rewarded with a First-Class degree in Real Estate.

Becky Thomas, from the business’ Stoke office, has spent the past five years studying for a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Real Estate at Birmingham City University, and can finally put those letters after her name, having secured a First-Class qualification.


Becky, who specialises in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire markets, achieved her AssocRICS qualification five years ago, and continued with her studies to advance her experience within the sector.

She said: “It has been quite a long slog, but I’ve had lots of support from my Harris Lamb colleagues in providing advice and guidance, being my sounding board and allowing me time to study and attend lectures once a week for the past five years.

“I’ve had brilliant on-the-job training and experience here, working across various parts of the business and thoroughly enjoying finding my niche in the Agency department.

“I’m thrilled that this part of the journey is over and that I was awarded such a high grade – it makes it all worthwhile. This degree is the stepping stone to allowing me to progress my career further and I intend to sit the RICS Assessment for Professional Competence next year in order to become a chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.”

Andrew Groves, Director, said: “We are all so proud of Becky. She joined Harris Lamb back in 2008 as a trainee, and once she decided that she was keen to advance her knowledge and experience, she never looked back.

“She’s spent more than a decade developing her skills has committed a huge amount of her own free time to studying for her degree, all while doing a fantastic job for us, and it really has paid off. We’re all absolutely delighted for her.”