- Burgess Hill, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I started my working life straight from school. I worked with my father at his antique furniture shop, restoring and building antique furniture.
I moved into IT as a hardware engineermore...I started my working life straight from school. I worked with my father at his antique furniture shop, restoring and building antique furniture.
I moved into IT as a hardware engineer for GE Capital IT Solutions, which I really enjoyed but with the industry finding it tough at the time I was made redundant.
I then worked for 6 years as a labourer/bricklayer for a small building company owned by a friend, I really enjoyed the work and the sun tan but the winter weather took its toll, with a young family sunbathing while working was no longer financially viable.
I started selling home cleaning systems, which was great fun and plenty of money to be had. I went on to have my own office and staff, but with the recession and directoritis taking hold it fell apart and I had to close down.
I started with ACS Business Performance in July 2011, where I was employed as a Business Development Advisor. Working on the telephones was a new thing for me but one I really enjoyed. I have always been able to communicate with people and get on with most, so the transition to the phone was an easy one.
I was regularly hitting and surpassing targets so was moved through the ranks within the business. I was mixing my time between telesales and going out and meeting clients and selling the various coaching programmes we offer. Being out and about is something I really enjoy so I attend lots of networking and business events to build valuable relationships with business owners and staff alike.
I am also responsible for the planning and running of the business owner planning days we hold as well as building strategic alliances with companies we work with. The marketing of the company and events we hold has led me to write editorials and blogs, some of them have been published in the local business paper’s, this is an area I am looking to improve as I really enjoy doing them.
Business Development Manager