Say hello to… Catherine

Tell us what you do

I’m the Business Development Manager at Nash Partnership which means I get involved in various things – anything to help our teams achieve their business goals. My role is diverse and rather social, which is what I love about it! I get involved in a range of activities from market research, identifying new opportunities, networking, marketing, bid management and even some public consultation when required!

What is the best advice you were ever given?

The best advice I’ve ever been given was at my previous company which was to never stop asking questions and never make assumptions. I often find that it’s only once you ask ‘that stupid question’ that people start to think in a different way and see how something could be done differently. Usually there’s someone else sat in the meeting room also thinking about ‘that stupid question’. I think clarification within a team really helps everyone move forward.

How do you see the industry evolve in the next 3-5 years?

I hope that we will see the industry begin to innovate the supply chain at a quicker pace. I think we’re on the brink of a rapid change with modular builds in the residential market, it only takes a few household names to trigger the change. I also think we’ll be seeing more products suitable for the new age of senior living – it’s just inevitable with the baby-boomer generation approaching 65+ in the next 10-20 years.

What do you enjoy most in your work?

The people. I honestly believe Nash Partnership has the most interesting and varied staff who are passionate and proud about their work and clients. I absolutely love Monday mornings and hear about what my colleagues get up to on the weekends – you’d be surprised at some of the conversations!

Who do you most admire and why?

Edward Glaeser –  an economic geographer. I think he basically understands the factors that make cities function well. He’s a true promotor of sustainable, high-density and vibrant urban living… and his books are easy to read.