At the time of joining my current 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 and I was heavily involved with communictions and efforts resulting in the awarding of contracts which has, and will continue to generate repeat business and diversify the company's working profile. In this role I have also had the opportunity to attend educational institutions and give talks highlighting the opportunities for young people in the Built world.
Rugby has played an important part in the development of my character. The fundamental values of respect, integrity and fair-play are directly transferable to the working environment. Coaching junior teams in the UK and during my time playing in Australia, allowed the development of many skills, particularly planning, monitoring and communication. Formally gaining both RFU and ARU coaching accreditation via course attendance and practical examination. Most recently, I was fortunate enough to captain Consett RFC First XV to their most successful league position last year (2016-2017), in a year which also saw our Junior section grow hugely and a new clubhouse facility built on-site, representing strong, holistic improvement.
Overseas travel has also influenced my path and desire to establish a career in The Built Environment. I class these experiences as personal achievement as it is at these times that I have learned most about myself, others and the infrastructure issues of areas visited.