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Background and industry experience

Ben joined Fisher German as a Graduate working in the Rural sector whilst studying a post-graduate diploma in Rural Estate and Land Management at Harper Adams University.

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.

About me

What year did you start your job?

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?

Top pastime?

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

What’s your favourite film of all time?
Hot Fuzz