A little bit about me:
An easy going and friendly northerner settled down south, originally from Preston with a stint studying Property Management & Investment in Manchester and then running a hotel bar in Austria (for the skiing not beer honestly!). I then settled in Angel over 5 years ago and started at Dutch and Dutch as a fres- faced graduate.
What I like doing outside of work:
In my spare time I try and play as much sport as possible, dividing my time between golf and cricket in the summer and skiing, ski touring and 5 a side football in the winter. The skiing in London isn’t the best although I am still waiting for the right conditions to ski the hill below Alexandra Palace, it will happen!
Outside of the sporting world I spend a lot of time exploring London’s Architecture and lively night life with friends. A new personal favourite is the abundance of available street food now on offer in London; I often spend a few hours deciding on what culinary treats to go for in Spitalfields or which London restaurant to sample. I also spend as much time as possible travelling which has taken me from the wildest parts of Southern Africa to the coldest places in Canada.
Why I enjoy working at Dutch & Dutch:
The benefit of working in such a widely specialised company on all aspects of commercial property is that no day is the same. You can be dealing with HermesParcelNet on mammoth distribution facilities, or helping out small local breweries on their first tap room. Another personal benefit as a non-native Londoner is over the years I have built up a large knowledge of our patch (North West) and its incredible diverse areas. This has led me to finding out about a wide range of world cultures and ways of life.
Proudest moment to date:
Work-wise, the letting of 9,143 sqft of offices in Maida Vale to Morgan Sindall and the letting of a circa 16,000sqft distribution facility to Hermes ParcelNet. Personally, probably the 2012 golf season which is unfortunately a bit of a distant memory. Playing off a no longer possible handicap of 7, I was junior vice-captain and the club Order of Merit winner, which was awarded due to acquiring the most competition places in the season.