5 minutes with … Richard Farrey at Silverstone Building Consultancy

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The firm’s lead director on building his business, the importance of a can-do attitude and why the best buildings are in the North-east

Why did you choose construction as a career?

I did some work experience in an estate agent when I was at school and saw them carrying out valuations of residential properties, which I enjoyed. That led on to more industry experience at an organisation called Project North East, based in Newcastle. 

They were refurbishing their own properties and their head of projects, Bill Hudspeth, took me under his wing. That guy’s job was fascinating to me.


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