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Background and industry experience

James joined Fisher German in 2018, working as a Planner in the Ashby Office.

Prior to joining the firm, James worked in Local Government for over two years as a Planning Policy Officer for a Leicestershire Local Authority. During this time, James' work involved supporting the delivery of residential and employment allocations and developing the Authorities economic development policies. James also has previous experience in the private sector, working for a planning consultancy in Nottingham.

James gained a masters degree in Town and Country Planning from Sheffield Hallam University in 2014, having moved to South Yorkshire from his native Gateshead in 2010. James was elected as a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in February 2019.

Outside of work, James is a keen follower of football, having previously held a Newcastle United season ticket for over four years and still tries to attend home and away games when possible. He also enjoys playing football several times a week and walking his Shih-Poo Puppy, Jackson, with his partner, Lauren.

About me

What year did you start your job?

Why did you join Fisher German?
I had experience of Fisher German in my previous role and was very impressed with the manner they conducted business. Furthermore, at my interview I was highly impressed with the organisation and the people couldn’t have been more welcoming.

Top pastime?
Playing football with friends followed by a cool down at the pub.

Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
I think a comedian would help pass the time, maybe James Acaster or Romesh Ranganathan.

What’s your favourite film of all time?
It’s a cliché but I love the Shawshank Redemption. I think Inception is a close second.