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Background and industry experience

Ben joined Fisher German in September 2019 when he relocated from Lancashire to Leicestershire. Ben is a Graduate Planner and is part of the Utilities and Infrastructure Planning team based within the National Planning, Construction and Development team in Ashby. Ben graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2019 with a BA in Geography and Planning and is currently working towards an RTPI and RICS accredited Msc in Urban Planning at Sheffield Hallam University, with the eventual aim to become a chartered planner.

In his spare time Ben enjoys travelling and playing or watching most sports.

About me

When did you join Fisher German?

Why did you join Fisher German?
The well-established graduate programme and the ability to study for a degree whilst working seemed a great opportunity. The team were very welcoming at interview and the diverse range of projects that the planning teams were working on seemed exciting to get involved with.

Most admired, non-property brand?
IKEA - the success story in providing sustainable, functional and affordable products to consumers worldwide

Top pastime?
Running. I ran the Stockholm Marathon several years ago and would like to run the London Marathon at some point.

Best holiday destination?
In the UK, the Lake District. Abroad, Portugal.

One item to take to a desert island?
Lord of the Flies novel - a bit of light reading to pass the time!

Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Michael Palin. It would be interesting to exchange travel stories and provide tips for future trips.

What’s your favourite film of all time?
It’s a Wonderful Life - a Christmas classic!