Under the Spotlight with Will Fayers

Will is an Associate based in our Eastern office. He joined Paul Basham Associates in 2015, starting at our head office in Fareham before spending some time in the Central office and eventually moving across to set up our Eastern office in Cambridge in 2019.

What does your job involve? 

My responsibility is to manage our Eastern Region from day to day, so the role is very varied from discussing potential new schemes with clients to supporting our team to deliver the best possible service and planning for the longer term. Our region expands from Cambridgeshire across East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Essex so there is plenty to keep the team and I busy.

What do you enjoy most about the role?

I think it’s the same for most people in our industry, it is the people you get to work with. Whether that be through project teams, in local authorities and of course within our team at Paul Basham Associates there are so many talented people from different backgrounds with different perspectives and skills. This leads to really interesting discussions and collaborations to ultimately deliver the best possible developments and a lot of shared learning.

I like to think that I never stop learning and taking the lessons from each experience and it’s also great to see some colleagues really develop their skills over time to become experts in many issues. As cheesy as it may sound, the way we work requires very close collaboration and trust which has led to some great friendships and connections with colleagues and clients.

What challenges you each day?

We are working on some great projects across the region, however in our position we are constantly trying to solve problems and find solutions to some quite technical challenges day to day. I am lucky to have a great team of colleagues who support each other to find solutions together. The challenge for us is to then present our solutions, which are often quite complex, and data driven, in the most digestible and concise way.    

What do you get up to in your free time?

Away from work, I like to spend with time with friends and family, I live down in Suffolk so enjoy a nice country walk with the dog and a pint on the weekend. I’m also a season ticket holder at Ipswich Football Club so am finally getting to enjoy some good football over the past couple of seasons! In the summer I try and get out on the golf course as much as possible but still spend most of the time in the rough or worse, I also manage to find the time to dominate the work Fantasy Football League…