Press Release

60 SECONDS WITH… PHIL WARING

6 March 2017

Phil has been with Todd and Ledson LLP for 28 years and was made Partner in 2004. Phil began his career as an apprentice trainee quantity surveyor and completed his degree at Liverpool Polytechnic before becoming a chartered surveyor in 1992. Todd and Ledson LLP were part of the team that won Building Project of the Year (£10-£50 million) at the prestigious Building Construction Industry Awards in 2015. Phil is also a Director of Advent Global Ltd, a  multi discipline consultancy focussing on works in the Middle East. 

1. The first thing I do when I get to work is…
Make a cup of tea while I wait for the laptop to load up.

2. My desk space can be described as…
It can vary between being clean and a complete mess, depending on which day and the time of day. We do have a clean desk policy but the nature of what we do means it’s virtually impossible to achieve that. My desk does tend to collect rubbish that people dump on me!

3. I am most productive in the...
First thing, as I’m a morning person. I’d rather be in at 7am and really crack on for two or three hours and break the back of things than stay late.

4. When I’m not at my desk, I’m normally found…
I can be anywhere in the country in meetings and connecting with new clients. I still do my day job as a surveyor, as well as being a Partner in the business. All of the Partners here are very hands on.

5. After a busy day, I relax by…
I follow Liverpool and also cycle but I really like to travel. I’m very fond of Spain, we go there quite a bit for a week and a few days here and there but I like to travel in general, whether that’s in this country or in more exotic places.

6. The best thing about working in Liverpool is…
The buzz of the city. Liverpool has so much potential at the moment. Before moving to our current office last May, we spent quite a bit of time considering where we wanted to be in the city and the benefits of certain locations. We settled on Liverpool Waters as we see it as being such a pivotal place in the development of Liverpool over the next 20 or 30 years.

7. If I weren’t doing this job, I would be…
I imagine it might be nice to run a small hotel or a guesthouse somewhere nice. I know it’s a bit off the wall but it probably comes back to my enjoyment of travelling.