I joined Ebury in January 2016 as a Business Developer, straight after graduating from Nottingham Business School. After 12 months in the role I was promoted to Senior Sales 1, and after 5 months I was promoted again to Senior Sales 2 – breaking the record for the fastest promotion in the UK office.
As a Business Developer, I quickly identified the benefits that Ebury’s Trade Finance product could have for SMEs. After a lot of lead sourcing and some successful conversations, I was able to demonstrate this to my team, and I started going on regular trips to meet clients face to face. Seeing gaps in the market and being creative in the way you source new markets makes your targets more achievable, and the role more enjoyable.
I now manage a team of 9, 6 of whom have already been promoted. Seeing my team succeed is one of my biggest motivations, as well as being recognised within the company as being a good manager. The first 3 months of this job are tough, but if you learn from your team and work hard, it soon pays off.