A Day in the Life of: Iain Beadle

‘Work hard and ensure you are in a sector you enjoy. There is nothing worse than working 60 hours a week in a role you are not passionate about.’

Name: Iain Beadle
Company: Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers
Job title: Sales & Marketing Director
What keeps you busy all day?
With a team of 67 people, 12,000 corporate clients and a business that has grown 10-fold in the last 3 years, just about everything.

What keeps you awake at night?
Lumpy beds

Describe your working day:
I usually arrive at my desk around 7.30am, when I’ll check my emails and spend ten minutes reading The Times online before leading back-to-back meetings.
We have over 50 development projects ongoing across the 6 divisions of sales and marketing at any one time. So we are all working flat out all day. I have a fantastic management team who deliver on these projects and meet the day-to-day challenges of developing our childcare voucher business.

What’s your busiest time of day?
All day.

What brands/accounts have you worked on?
My background is in photographic hardware and IT peripherals, working with brands including Ricoh, Lexmark, HP and Kyocera. I  now work with hundreds of blue chip and public sector organisations who are clients of  Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers.

Best day at work:
My MD will read this so all of them!

Worst day at work:
My MD will also read this, so none of them!

Name one thing you’ve achieved that has made your bosses sit up and take notice:
Consistently achieving challenging growth objectives. Ambitions: To assist in taking Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers to a billion pound turnover.

Advice to other rising stars:
Work hard and ensure you are in a sector you enjoy. There is nothing worse than working 60 hours a week in a role you are not passionate about.

Quote from the boss:
“Iain is great” (my MD is currently on holiday so I put that in on his behalf)

Latest from Marketing Week


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here