Background and industry experienceSamantha moved to the Worcester office in June 2015, after initially joining Fisher German and Ashby Utilities in September 2012. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in REALM at Harper Adams University; a slight change in career path after originally graduating from UWIC with a BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture. Samantha undertakes work for a number of different utility clients including National Grid Electricity and Gas, Cadent Gas Ltd, Wales and West Utilities (WWU), Mainline Pipelines Ltd and Esso Petroleum Company Ltd. She has undertaken two part-time secondee roles, whilst working within the Worcester office. Firstly, as a Land Officer for National Grid’s South West Team, in Gloucester. Samantha was dealing with the National Grid gas UK distribution network for the region. This was a varied role including project management of external suppliers, along with handling various refurbishment schemes in house. The second was as a Wayleave Officer for WWU based in the Newport office. In this role, she assisted the Estate Surveyor with general day to day enquiries relating to the WWU’s pipeline network, arranging repair works and acquiring rights for new gas apparatus. Samantha is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Samantha was brought up on the family farm in Powys, but now lives in Herefordshire. She enjoys socialising with friends and is a keen baker!
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Why did you join Fisher German?
Joining as a graduate, the APC programme offered by Fisher German stood out from the competition, providing a great network of support for the role I was undertaking, not just from my office but across the firm as a whole.
What has been your favourite project and why?
I enjoyed undertaking both secondment roles, each allowed me an insight into how the clients operate and in-turn any opportunities which would ensure we were offering the client the best service possible.
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One item to take to a desert island?
A boat … to get off the island!
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
I’m currently watching Peaky Blinders … so Tommy Shelby!
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