Sept 18 Newsletter - Page 15



WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT
STEPHENSON HALLIDAY
GETTING TO
KNOW...
It’s not all work, work, work here at Stephenson Halliday. Our employees are an
energetic and competitive bunch that like to push themselves both in and out of the
office.
SARAH LAPSLEY
Sarah Lapsley joined our Planning team in November 2017 and has been working
hard to build the company’s presence within the Scottish property market. In this
Getting to Know piece we ask Sarah some questions to find out who she is both in
and out of work.
What does your role entail?
I am the Planning lead within Glasgow and my role includes
managing the day to day running of the office. My role includes
the project management of a range of project types and sizes,
as well as working directly with our landscape architects and
graphics team in the production of supporting information.
What are your priorities for the Scottish office?
One of the key priorities is to build upon the reputation already
built by Stephenson Halliday within the Renewable Energy and
Minerals sectors, and widen our services offer to incorporate
residential and commercial planning. My background has
widely been within residential development, as well as
renewable energy, and these are markets which have seen a
resurgence in growth within Scotland over recent years. We are
well placed to capitalise on this growth and provide advice and
planning services to existing and new clients.
What’s the most interesting thing about your job?
comes from devising creative solutions to problems and calling
on the experience of the Stephenson Halliday team to provide
the best strategy for the client.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
I have a real passion for travelling and have been to many
interesting places across the world including Japan, Mexico,
China and New Zealand. But my favourite place in the world
has to be New York. I love the hustle and bustle of the city with
its amazing shops and incredible architecture, and the juxtaposition of the tranquillity of Central Park – an oasis amongst an
urban metropolis!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’d like to think I’m a bit of a daredevil and will give most things
a try. I did a lot of crazy things while in New Zealand – sky
diving, trekking up glaciers and sea kayaking with penguins. I
also recently took part in Tough Mudder with some of the other
girls at Stephenson Halliday which was pretty crazy!
(Left to right) Susan
Bell, Joanna Scott, Sarah Lapsley and Kelly Anderson took part in this
year’s Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event was held at Drumlanrig Castle, near Dumfries, and consisted of a 10 mile course
with 20 gruelling obstacles including mud, ice and electricity! This was a real test of endurance,
strength and, most importantly, team work. Despite the challenges our ladies finished the day
with big smiles on their faces!
We are also absolutely delighted to have raised over £1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support; all the
hard work and training definitely paid off!
The Newcastle Team are Gearing up for a Party!
To celebrate what has been
an excellent 2018 for the
newly opened Newcastle
office, Alastair, Mary and
Marie-Louise are hosting a
drinks reception for clients,
consultants and
acquaintances.
One of the best things about working at Stephenson Halliday
is the range of work we get involved in. I’m currently working
on an EIA for a quarry extension, a residential led urban
extension scheme in the Isle of Man and gasification plant.
I’m also working on an retrospective application for a piece
of hardstanding on an agricultural site to the south of Newton
Mearns! All of my projects are very different so the interest
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If you have yet to
receive an invitation
and would like to
come along, please
contact Alastair Willis
in the Newcastle office
for details.
We are delighted to introduce
you to Adam Burn, the newest
member of our team.
Adam joins us as a Graduate
Planner in our Newcastle
office to support the current
diversification and expansion
into the property sector in the
north east. Adam graduated
in 2017 with a first-class
honours degree in Geography
from Northumbria University.
He has since completed an
RTPI accredited master’s
degree in Town Planning at
Newcastle University.
Adam will be working on a
wide range of projects across
a variety of sectors including,
residential, commercial,
tourism, waste, energy,
minerals, and infrastructure.
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