Being chartered gives me professional recognition and reassurance to my clients of the quality they are seeking. Some business is referred directly from the Institute’s Directory of Consultants.
Training courses, keeping up to date with events in the industry, opportunities to network at training events and opportunities to increase my knowledge of disciplines on the periphery of my main field.
Shows a level of accomplishment that gives reassurance to clients. They may not know the difference between the range of arboricultural qualifications out there, but everyone understands that to be chartered you have reached a stage in your career where you have attained qualifications and experience to be proficient in what you do. Also, it is important in legal work, for expert witness reports to show, that I have attained the standard to become chartered.
It was a natural next step in my career.
Because it holds the charter for arboriculturists.
I’ve joined the South England Regional Committee which offers a great opportunity to give something back to the industry. It’s an opportunity to meet up informally with other arboriculturists and foresters in the south-east. It’s good to understand all the activity that is going on behind the scenes at head office and have input into future training courses on offer. The commitment isn’t too onerous – only one meeting a year (held at a pub over lunch) and then to be on hand to help organise two or three regional training events throughout the year.