Newcastle University Business School

James Thompson

Alumni Profile

About James

Current Job: Assistant Surveyor at Gardiner & Theobald
Current Location: London
Nationality: British
LinkedIn: James Thompson

About James's Career

Since graduating, what have you gone on to do? 
I first worked in advertising in the accounts team for a small agency called Antidote, then for Sky in their internal agency. I have just completed another Masters in Property Finance MSc at the University of Westminster and am currently working in the cost management team as a quantity surveyor at Gardiner & Theobald.

Is the above what you planned to do before starting university?
Ultimately yes in the long run. I was not sure how long a career in the creative industry would last but I knew I wanted to experience it.

About James's Newcastle Experience

What was your favourite thing about your course?
I liked the atmosphere of the Business School and found it conducive to work in. I was also fortunate to have a good course leader.

Were you involved in any other extra curriculum activities or societies during your time here?
I was involved in both the Newcastle A Capella Society and Climbing Society.

About James's Future

How do you see future technologies and new ways of working (Future of Work) affecting your sector?
Marketing is becoming more about finding ways to engage with individuals as opposed to general audiences. The use of consumer data is proving increasingly important and the law can’t keep up with the change in technology and how it is used.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
A qualified member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and at associate level or higher in a Quantity Surveying team.

Profile uploaded: 18/02/20