Professionally, in my current role, we have twice, in the last six months, recorded our highest monthly turnovers and, more importantly, profitability. This is, of course, a combination of the team's effort and being a cog in the mechanism is personally rewarding as this growth is allowing sustainable expansion and aligning our operation with company goals.
At the time of joining the company the commercial department identified certain contractors and schemes which would drive the business forward. We have since opened up two of these highlighted business streams with large contractors and I was heavily involved with communictions and efforts resulting in the awarding of contracts which has, and will continue to generate repeat business.
Personally, Rugby has played an important part in the development of my character. I believe the fundamental values of respect, integrity and fair-play are directly transferrable to the working environment. Coaching junior teams in the UK and during my time playing in Australia, developing many skills, particularly planning, monitoring and communication. Formally gaining both RFU and ARU coaching accreditation via course attendance.
Most recently, I was fortunate enough to captain Consett RFC First XV to their most successful league position last year (2015-2016), in a year which also saw our Junior section grow hugely and a new clubhouse facility built on-site.
Overseas travel has also influenced my path and desire to establish a career in Construction. I class these experiences as personal achievement as it is at these times that I have learned most about myself, others and the areas visited.