How did you get into the motor industry?
The first role I went for I didn't get initially.
The recruitment firm told me the interview had been unsuccessful. But I knew I was the right person for the job, so I pushed for them to interview me. The second time around I was given the job.
I had to be firm, but it paid off, and I worked my way up the ranks, going from Account Administrator to Account Manager.
Being an Account Manager at this time was great fun - I got to travel to Germany for product knowledge days, and I travelled up and down the country meeting brokers. Business was booming and I learnt everything I could.
But after Covid hit, I was the most senior member left on the team, and I knew I needed a new challenge.
I was recruited to Carparison as a Transaction Manager about a year ago. It's been challenging being on the other side: working for a broker instead of managing external broker relationships. There was so much to learn in the first six months alone.
There was a turning point before Christmas, not long before I started as General Sales Manager, where I realised that Carparison invests so much into the technology, systems, and people to make it happen.
Getting into the motor industry for me was a lot of 'right people, right time'. I do push myself, and I am determined, but if it wasn't for the people, culture, and environment at Carparison, I probably wouldn't have made that last step.