An Interview with waltonwagner Director Jane Wagner
Our people make waltonwagner the company it is and it’s their expertise and enthusiasm that makes us stand out from the rest. Find out more about our team by reading their personal responses to our six quick-fire questions. Be warned, the answers may surprise you!
Question 1: What do you enjoy most about working in London?
I love the contrast to my weekend life which is generally spent in the countryside of Wales. London gives me the cultural fix I enjoy when I can sneak out of the office. As you can imagine this is not as often as I would like, but when I can, I love getting out to experience the huge variety of restaurants and bars.
What else do I love about London? I rely on my morning latte from Bruno the coffee man in Battersea – what would I do without him?!
I also enjoy the atmosphere at Paddington Station on a Friday night – it has a unique holiday feel to it and quite unlike all the other stations in London.
Question 2: What is your favourite restaurant and why?
This changes a couple of times a year but currently I’m struggling to choose between a small place in Herefordshire called Toi et Moi and Bernardis by the office. The owner/chef at Toi et Moi Cedric is French and together with his wife runs this wonderfully intimate restaurant with only 24 covers, stunning views and a great menu and wine list.
In Bernardis they not only serve great food but they are pouring the wine as I walk in the door – what’s not to like! The team there are fantastic and really look after everyone.
Question 3: Tell us about your favourite buildings in the world.
I have a few. The Taj Mahal in Agra, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Pantheon in Rome, The Flint House on the Waddesdon Estate and my tiny cottage in Wales, because it’s home.
Question 4: Tell us one thing about working at waltonwagner that you enjoy?
We have a great team and as well as working hard we have fun together. We have some amazing projects and the day-to-day variety means I never get bored. Our internal competitions always go down well, in the past we’ve battled over “Bake Off” and “Come Dine With Me” and everyone gets very competitive.
Question 5: What is the most memorable moment of your life?
Again there are a few. I suppose I should say the day I got married, but the day we got our dogs, Teilo and Mabli, was pretty memorable – after years of wanting a dog I finally persuaded my husband it would be a good idea. He now has 2 new best friends!
Mine and Charlie’s resounding “Come Dine with Me” win was very special. We were head and shoulders above the rest and I have to admit to feeling pretty smug!
Question 6: Tell us three things we may not know about you.
1. I have a list of jobs for my husband to do at the cottage – it contains 146 items!
2. My last meal would be a toss-up between chips and curry sauce, and macaroni cheese.
3. I intend to get some pygmy goats this year to add to the menagerie in Wales.
If you would like to find out more about Jane, take a look at her bio in the Team section of our website. Or, if you want to learn more about our other team members, feel free to read our previous interviews.
About us: waltonwagner was established seven years ago by Jane Wagner and Nick Walton. We are a company who love property. We love project managing, designing, developing and dreaming all things property. We love the big picture and the devil you find in the detail. We love the fact that our clients come to us to achieve things they never thought possible with their buildings and that we are valued for our sensible, practical advice and guidance.