Chester is an attractive city to be based in. Once a Roman fort, it can feel like walking back in time past famous Chester Rows, first floor covered walkways that front some of the shops, and the black and white Tudor buildings.
In September 2015, I was shocked and immensely saddened by the news reports of the Syrian migrants, who had drowned in the Mediterranean sea while fleeing the civil war in their country. Later that month, I visited the Armed Forces Careers Office.
The majority of Structural Engineers Reports that are undertaken by Byrom Clark Roberts are done through the process of a property sale. This is usually, but not always, at the request of the purchaser.
To some Matilda is the name of a Roald Dahl book. To others a film and if you’re lucky, a stage play. To the Engineering Department at Chester, Matilda is a tank. A World War II tank weighing 25 tons in the Imperial War Museum North, in Manchester.
When the phone rings, the email lands or the letter arrives with a new expert witness instruction it is a reminder that someone thinks you are good at what you do. More than that. That you are better than most. This can of course be an invitation to hubris.
It’s awards season again and whilst my nominations for best leading actor award from the BAFTA and the Oscars Committees must have got lost in the post, I must admit to being very pleased to learn that a project I was responsible for has been nominated.