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)

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