James Fisher (05-11) Account Manager, Milwaukee Asia Product Team
I joined TTi after graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Design & Engineering Materials, and am now responsible for growing M12 & Lighting Portfolios across the region.
Merchiston always pushed me to challenge myself inside and outside of the classroom, which gave me the confidence to believe a move to Hong Kong, to find my first job out of university, would be possible. My sporting interests and capabilities developed while at school and have given me the opportunity to join sports teams and meet new people through clubs, societies and affiliations. This type of networking proved vital during my search for a job when I first arrived.
I am working for a power tool manufacturer and spend a lot of my time in China as well. I arrived in HK in September 2015, in the hope of getting my first job out of university. I had been to visit friends and enjoyed my time here so much I decided that after graduating that was where I wanted to be!
I regularly see some of the guys from school at social rugby events or the arranged Merchistonian Drinks events, when the Headmaster has visited. The HK 7s week is a busy time, and I have met up with many Merchistonians who have flown in for the week or sometimes even just a few days! I have also had a few visitors from my year and have tried to meet up with the local boys when I can.
If I had to sum up Merchiston in three words they would be Friendship, Fun, Memories.