Q&A with Harry Hodgkinson, Surveyor at Banks Long & Co.
Find out what made Harry join the company and why he loves big sheds
How did the opportunity to join Banks Long & Co come about?
As part of my Real Estate degree at Nottingham Trent I was required to do a year long placement. Following a Linkedin post, I was contacted my someone at Banks Long & Co, who thought they might be able to help. After a successful interview and year long placement, I decided to study part time and continue to work at Banks Long alongside.
What persauded you to join the team?
The people are all so inviting, and helpful and offer a wealth of knowledge. Nothing was ever too much hassle, and they are always on hand to provide help and guidance.
What is your favourite film?
I have watched a lot of films, so it is diffi- cult to pick one. I would have to go with The Big Short and Avengers Endgame. I have watched both dozens of times and they never get boring.
What do you listen to whilst you’re driving?
A mix of TalkSport, Podcasts and Music.
Most interesting property you have visited?
Probably L54 St Modwen Park. The warehouse has been built to a great spec and just looks immense. Who doesn’t love a big shed? I have inspected some of the properties at the Cornhill Quarter too – a very impressive development which we have advised on throughout. It is always good to see a regeneration project have such a positive effect.
What are you planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done before?
I have watched the F1 for a number of years and I would like to go and watch it live.
What is your favourite TV show?
Again, it is difficult to pick just one! I would have to go with The Office (US) or House MD. Both are terrific and again I have watched both numerous times. The Office (US), is easy watching and I usually leave it on in the background much to my girlfriend’s annoyance!
What are the important qualities of a Surveyor?
Honesty, integrity, and I would say communication. You get to meet so many different people so having good social/ communication skills is vital.