A Brief Chat With… Greg Fowler

After a month off to meet our consulting partners, the Assay Q&A returns for June and this month’s subject is Greg Fowler. Greg makes up part of the Assay team in Birmingham and has done now for 4 years.



Tell us about how the first half of 2018 has gone for you.

Life changing! I welcomed the arrival of my first child into the world in April.


What can people expect from Assay for the rest of this year?

Assay is an exciting place to work at the moment. We have lots of exciting events in the diary and a pleasing pipeline of deals at various stages in their life cycle.


What deal are you most proud of?

Every deal where we can help realise the ambitions of our clients is extremely satisfying.


Do you have an industry focus or speciality?

Whilst at Assay, I’ve worked with clients from all different industries, however being based in the Midlands, we see more clients in the industrial, manufacturing and automotive space.


What non work related achievement are you most proud of?

I climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (over 19,000 sq feet) in 2008.


What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery tomorrow?

Buy the most secluded and picturesque patch of land in England and build my very own cricket ground.


Who would you say is your hero?

I love my sport, especially cricket, so I would say a fellow Yorkshireman, Darren Gough. I loved the way he played particularly in a poor England side against a powerful Australian team.


What’s the worst job you have ever done?

Bar tender; obnoxious drunk customers. I prefer to be on the other side of the bar.


What is your favourite food or restaurant?

Christmas Dinner. Fish & Chips from a good local chippy.


When you are not at Assay what do you like to do to relax?

I like to keep busy when out of work be it playing or watching sport or spending time in the garden. More recently time is spent changing nappies and trying to catch up on sleep.