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Background and industry experience

Ian’s Partnership role is as Chairman of the Integrated Management System Committee, with responsibility for the overseeing and implementation of standard procedures across the firm and compliance with ISO 9001, 14001 and ongoing audit requirements. He is also charged with ensuring that a full understanding of and compliance with the Fisher German policy on Conflicts of Interest is rolled out on a firm-wide basis and adhered to. Ian came to Retford in 1977 from the Royal Agricultural College and worked with Henry Spencer and Sons initially, which became Halifax Property Services, then in 1989, he established Shudlham Calverley with Tim Shuldham, which was merged with Fisher German in 2010. Ian has focused on general practice work for mainly private clients covering, amongst other work, valuations (for tax and other purposes), access rights and compulsory purchase matters, landlord and tenant issues, options for various forms of development opportunities, the purchase, sale and auctioning of property, deadstock and farm machinery and equipment.

Ian is married with two adult children and enjoys both indoor and outdoor pursuits including swimming, sailing and walking. He also enjoys cooking and undertakes some of the catering needs at various events in the village where he lives.

About me

What year did you start your job?
1977

Why did you join Fisher German?
We merged because both Shuldham Calverley and Fisher German were seeking to expand the business and it made good sense to join forces

What has been your favourite project and why?
The Farm Auction Dispersal sale at Dumb Hall Farm Steetley as it was wonderful machinery to sell and the new accounting system made the accounts side much easier and it went like clockwork

Most admired, non-property brand?
Rab Clothing

Top pastime?
Walking

One item to take to a desert island?
Ipod loaded with 1980’s rock music and a solar charger

Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Sandra Bullock

What’s your favourite film of all time?
Brassed Off

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