Herm Is Where the Heart Is

PF+A Annual outing to Herm

PF+A Annual outing to Herm

There are several reasons why people look forward to summer; the glorious weather, the longer days and the copious amounts of ice cream, but at PF+A we have even more of a reason - the annual office trip to Herm. Without a doubt, it is the most-anticipated event on the PF+A calendar; a day of adventure, laughter and a chance to put our volleyball skills to the test whilst developing the sociable and friendly atmosphere we are so recognised for. At PF+A, it’s not all about work, it’s about being part of our family and fostering trust and confidence within all of our people.

As the two offices united in St. Peter Port, the sun was shining and everyone was brimming with excitement for the adventure that laid awaiting us. All aboard Peter’s boat, we sped across the sea to the little gem of Herm. The sea was not forgiving as the boat hit the waves and many staff stepped forward to protect the others from the spray coming up, sacrificing themselves to be drenched from head-to-toe.

Once moored, we were greeted by the turquoise waters and sandy beaches as Peter whipped off to fetch the rest of the team. Herm laid the perfect backdrop for the team’s day in paradise. On the island, we were treated to a huge lunch to fuel us for the esteemed PF+A volleyball match under the beaming sun. After lunch, we walked across the island and for all we knew, we could have been in the Caribbean. 

Shell Beach boasted a long stretch of sand that glistened in the sun and felt soft between the toes - perfect for the annual game of volleyball. Everyone joined in; regardless of age, athletic ability or indeed level of alcohol consumption. Staff were diving and jumping, limbs flying everywhere. The games were close and as the old saying goes, it turned out everyone was a winner.

Before we knew it, the day had drawn to a close and we were left with memories to reminisce and a few burnt noses as a souvenir of our trip. Through all the sand-covered fun, the team had never felt so close and we all thoroughly look forward to our next trip.


Guernsey Studio

Guelles Court
Guelles Lane
St Peter Port

9am - 5:30pm   |   01481 712633


Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier

9am - 5:30pm   |   01534 767950


Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.

Chloe Whitmore

E: chloe.whitmore@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Chloe is the first point of contact in the Guernsey studio. She has moved from a career of more than 20 years in the legal profession to managing a creative environment and its people - a welcome change for her! Her experience and legal background are a great asset for the Group.