About Knight Frank
At Knight Frank we build long-term relationships, which allow us to provide personalised, clear and considered advice on all areas of property in all key markets. We believe personal interaction is a crucial part of ensuring every client is matched to the property that suits their needs best – be it commercial or residential. Operating in locations where their clients need them to be, they provide a worldwide service that’s locally expert and globally informed.
Knight Frank's Status
Large Business (250+ employees) London Status: Recruiting
- Love what we do
- Game changers
- Growing every day
- Big and busy
- Working smart
Daisy Chain Says
“Knight Frank is keen to encourage talented mums and dads into their business, and therefore will support parents with their needs and requirements, whilst helping them grow their career within Knight Frank.”
Louise Fuller's Experience
I joined Knight Frank, Commercial Valuation team in 2010 and later moved to work for the West End Capital Markets team in 2012. My husband and I work and we share the responsibilities at home. As a working parent, Knight Frank was able to accommodate my flexi working to 4 days a week and when I am in the office I aim to be efficient and meet all my deadlines. In addition, having a laptop and a mobile phone allows me to be flexible at work and be able to contact clients and colleagues whilst on the move or working from home. As a working parent I find it rewarding to be able to combine work with my responsibilities as a mum. I love my job and the challenges it brings and also the social aspect, I also love and value my time with my son – it’s about striking a work- life balance. It is very busy and tiring at times and I have to be very well organised to ensure nothing at work or home slips through the net. I don’t feel qualified to give advice to others as everyone’s situation and family is different. However, for me personally I’ve found it useful to use the weekend to plan and get organised for the week.
1. What were, or are, the biggest challenges you faced going back into the work place having had children?
Hard to say – I only have one child and have been back a few months. I’ve actually found the return to work straight forward and really enjoyable. There’s the obvious challenge initially that have to catch up on what you’ve missed and be up to speed on the property market to be able to engage with clients. My son’s happy with the childcare arrangement we have in place so that allowed me to focus on work and made my return simple.
2. How did your career change after having children?
It hasn’t changed, I have career objectives and clients in the same way I did before I had my son.
3. How do you balance your career with your family?
They were open to me working a 4 day week which has enhanced my family / work life balance and the introduction of laptops for all employees allows me to work at home if I need to which is useful.
4. What is it about this industry that appeals to you?
The variety of work, buildings and people you come across every day and getting out and about – not being stuck behind a desk!