Background and industry experienceBen works in the Rural Sector providing estate management and consultancy advice to both traditional and corporate landowners. Being a qualified Geologist, Ben specialises in minerals advice, working alongside William Gagie MIQ.
Ben joined Fisher German in 2016 whilst studying a part-time degree in Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University. In 2018, Ben graduated from Harper Adams, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and became a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Prior to working at Fisher German, Ben was a geologist in the oil and gas industry at BP. Joining after a masters in Petroleum Geoscience at Imperial College London, he completed the BP graduate training programme where he was fortunate to experience all aspects of the upstream sector; from the exploration of hydrocarbons, to the drilling of wells and production of oil from one of BP’s largest oil fields. Growing up in rural East Yorkshire, surrounded by farmers in his family, Ben wanted to pursue a career outdoors learning about the environment in which we live. As his position in the oil industry became wholly office-based, he started looking at other ways to follow a career that brought him back to his roots and that’s when he turned to rural surveying.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys rural pursuits and most sports – in particular playing tennis and practicing his golf swing, when time permits.
When did you join Fisher German?
Why did you join Fisher German?
Initially it was the scope of the role offered at a graduate level, combined with the quality of the training available which drew me to Fisher German. Upon interviewing for the role, it was the warm welcome received by everyone I met that confirmed Fisher German was the firm I wanted to work for.
What has been your favourite project and why?
Estate management work for Locko Park Estate because of the depth and breadth of the work I have been involved with from an early stage in my career.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Best holiday destination?
The French Alps
One item to take to a desert island?
Bear Grylls survival guide book
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
A decent lift engineer with a good sense of humour
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