Planning Consultant (SJM Planning)
George is SJM Planning’s longest serving employee having joined the company in 2016. Initially George’s role was to provide some basic drawing support using the skills that he had learned during his time as a topographical surveyor – I trade that he learned straight out of school and spent six years practising until he relocated to Wales in 2006.
George lives in Wales and has worked remotely for his entire time at SJM Planning however, with the advances of technology over that time many of our clients do not realise that he is not based in office. George has progressed from a drawing role within the company to become the company’s main agricultural and rural expert largely through his love for the countryside and the fact that he is active within the agricultural landscape in West Wales. George actively assists on both his fathers and his in-laws smallholdings and is an active member of The Farming Forum where he is the resident planning expert.
Georges route into planning has not been through academia or through local authority but through experience on the job. His willingness to learn has allowed him to experience all aspects of the business and in the next few years he will be eligible to seek formal recognition through the Royal Town Planning Institute.