Behind the Scenes at Faber: Meet Alex

At Faber, we’re pretty good at sharing the amazing work we do through our portfolio pages. But we thought it was high time we allowed you a peek at our inner workings to take a look at the team responsible for making the magic happen…Here we find out who everyone is and what they do at Faber, but perhaps more importantly we’ve thrown in ten quickfire questions to discover what really makes them tick!

Our Project Manager Alex joined Faber a year ago. He resides in Brixton, South London, with his wife and little boy, but dreams of living by the coast. He came to Faber having spent the vast majority of his life working within the food and beverage sector and has a genuine love for the industry. 

‍How would you describe yourself in three words?

‍Ambitious, honest, laid-back.  

What’s your greatest achievement?

‍Convincing a restaurant that I was Macaulay Culkin's cousin…I got 50% off my food and must have been about nine or ten at the time!

‍What made you want to become a Project Manager?

I don’t think I ever wanted to be a project manager, I just wanted to build restaurants. I love the way they sound, the buzz they create, I love food and drink. And I love how design interacts with all the elements to bring you the concept. If I was project managing tech, I wouldn't last a day!

What’s your favourite Faber project?

I’d have to say Legacy, as it was my first. I loved the history and style of it. It had lovely pre-existing features that we had to enhance. And was a great example of how using the right finishes in the right way is enough to make a big impact.

What’s your feel-good song?

‍Man Funk by Guts: it doesn't take itself too seriously…

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I’d love to go to Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. You can ski and snowboard on volcanos while surrounded by amazing scenery and wildlife.

How would you describe your perfect weekend?

Waking up in the mountains with my friends and family. Getting a couple of mornings of snowboarding in with my brothers and friends, followed by a long lunch with my family. Playing with my son and wife in the snow, before returning to a warm fire and a nice bourbon.


What are you most afraid of?

Forms. And spelling in public…

Pet hates?

Hanging around/’faffers’!

What three items could you not live without?

Coffee, the outdoors, and English milk.

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