Ferns People – James Linsdell

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Meet James Linsdell, a Commercial Assistant at O’Rourke, part of Ferns Group. James kindly agreed to feature on our company blog, so we began chatting about his role, proudest achievement at Ferns, and the inspirations & passions he has. 

What is your role at Ferns? 

I am a Commercial Apprentice. 

Do you specialise in a specific area of the business / Are you interested in a specific area of the business? 

I work within the commercial team at O‚ÄôRourke Contracting Plc. We are part of the Ferns Group who undertake large scale surfacing and civil engineering work – this being the area I am most interested in and eager to continue learning. As well as this, I have always had an interest within business, therefore I am keen to develop this further and broaden my knowledge across the different areas of the company.  

Tell us about your proudest achievement at Ferns? 

I have only been with the company for around 5 months now, however I would say that my proudest achievement so far would be the experience I have gained within the Commercial Team, having worked alongside numerous large-scale projects and given the opportunities to assist in many important tasks for both the Commercial and Operational Teams on a day-to-day basis.  

Describe the Ferns vibe in three words? 

Professional, Friendly and Hardworking.  

Who inspires you? (& briefly WHY?) 

I would have to say my inspiration comes from my parents, their positive attitudes and hardworking nature have always been something I look up to massively.  

What are you passionate about? (list 3/4 things…)  

To always be improving myself.  

Gaining new experiences.  



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