Employee spotlight, Louise Ford

Trenches Law News   •   May 10th, 2021

Every person in the Trenches Law family is important to us, which is why we’ve decided to introduce you to a different member of the team each month – so you can learn more about them.

In this Q&A, we’re finding out more about Louise Ford, our wayleave officer. Discover the best part of her job, the word she would use to describe Trenches Law, and which of her colleagues she would nominate for an award…

Summarise your role in one paragraph

In my position as a wayleave officer, I’m heavily involved in a national programme to upgrade existing mobile cell sites for 5G capability. A large part of my working day is taken up with obtaining signed wayleave agreements from freeholders of private land, buildings, and cell site providers.

What is your favourite part of your position at Trenches Law?

The best part of the job is the detective work! I enjoy investigating who the appropriate contact is for the relevant cell sites – which can in some cases be multiple people if the proposed works are spread across several parcels of land.

Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?

Organised!

What word do you think best describes Trenches Law?

Progressive.

What’s been the most satisfying moment of your Trenches Law career so far?

Terry Daniell giving me a plaudit on LinkedIn for how thorough my work is – much appreciated!

What do you love about the office?

I’m yet to properly venture into the office as I joined Trenches Law at the very beginning of the third lockdown. Working from home has been enjoyable, thanks to the lovely and supportive team – I never find myself feeling alone!

If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?

Katie Fosten who joined on the exact same day as me! She’s been so incredibly helpful since day one and I appreciate everything she does to help me and the rest of the team. Katie is a huge asset to Trenches Law, and I’d be lost without her!

What are your hopes for Trenches Law in the coming year?

I hope we maintain our consistent and rapid growth – and continue to thrive!