After finishing his A Levels Fergus spent 6 months traveling around Asia before returning to the UK to read Politics at Newcastle University. In his final year he spent time studying at The University of Amsterdam, graduating in 2019. During summer 2018 he won a place on the prestigious Civil Service Fast Stream Internship where he worked for The Ministry of Justice.
Fergus joined Shropshire Chamber in March 2020 as Policy Officer. During his time in post he has supported a number of businesses navigate through the difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis, using his expert knowledge of politics and governance to offer specialist guidance, support and lobbying.
In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit by playing tennis, squash, cricket and is a keen swimmer. Fergus is proficient in Piano, Guitar, French Horn and Drum Kit and also enjoys going to live music events, collecting vinyl and is an avid reader.
Always relishing a challenge, Fergus has used his love of travelling to remote corners of the world to conquer the heights of Machu Picchu and later this year will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of MIND.
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