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Life at Workman interview 14th October 2021

What three words describe Workman?

Specialist, collaborative, and involved. 

What has been your standout moment at Workman so far? 

Becoming a chartered surveyor in May 2019, and the support received from a variety of colleagues to assist in the preparation. 

Tell us about a time you’ve put your skills to their best use on a Workman project?

Following a recent acquisition of a retail park from an existing client, I was required to use a combination of skills that I have picked up throughout my time at Workman. This involved a review of the existing contracts and onboarding of Workman approved suppliers, creation of property management action plan, a review of the existing inherited service charge budget, and drafting of new budget of our findings, alongside liaising with various stakeholders on matters such as historic environmental matters. 

What change would you make to a single aspect of the wider property sector and why? 

Requirement for a certain percentage of women and people of colour to be represented within the management boards of property firms.

What are your spare time pursuits and how do they feed into your role at Workman? 

Some of my spare time pursuits include playing tennis, boxset binging, gaming, and spending times with friends and family eating out. This all helps me to wind down in between work. 

What is your favourite building worldwide, and why? 

At present I would say One World Trade Centre, New York, which I visited on my last proper holiday pre-Covid in February 2020. The 365-degree views were amazing – New York is my favourite city and I look forward to returning. 

What first led you into the property industry? 

The realisation that everyone uses different types of property each day throughout their daily routines; from where they live, to where they visit in their spare time. This was the best college brainwave I had when browsing for university courses. 

What three dinner party guests would you choose and why?

I would choose Jurgen Klopp, James Gandolfini and Kanye West. Definitely a vibrant discussion which covers the football team I support (Liverpool FC), the greatest TV series of all time (The Sopranos) and all things culture with Kanye West.