Tell us a little about you
I live with my partner in the amazing city of Glasgow, voted one of the world’s friendliest cities taking the number one spot in 2021. It is a warm and welcoming city with a strong community vibe thanks to its friendly and outgoing natives, or ‘Weegies”, as we are referred to!
Where did your career start and how did it evolve to where you are now?
Initial career in GP and Hospital Medical sales in the very challenging East end of Glasgow.
I moved direction and patient type, when an opportunity arose to establish an Animal Health portfolio for Scottish Veterinary practices, remaining for 35 years in the Industry from Territory Manager to National Sales Manager.
During this time I achieved an ambition around people development, studying and qualifying for a certificate in Learning and Development through the CIPD.
With this qualification I was able to move into a role in L&D using my skills to coach and develop Sales Teams, identifying Gaps in skills and knowledge creating realistic and impactful training interventions.
What do you enjoy about recruitment?
I have a huge passion for working within Animal Health, having a positive regard for others, understanding their needs and motivation within their roles and using their skills to support and engage with our Business partners.
Conscientious and enthusiastic, I favour jobs where I can be of constant service and support, using my talent to persuade others to make change through creating a vision and inspiration.
What do you enjoy about working in the animal-related industries?
The Animal Health Industry has changed with huge demands from farmers, consumers and Pet owners forcing changes to the veterinary profession leading to the creation of specialist roles within Veterinary Practices.
Working within Animal Health has allowed me to use my skills to work alongside and reach out to practices to align and help support change due to these new common business demands and goals.
What do you look for in a candidate?
Candidates must sell their strengths with the value they bring to a role, be inspiring and always be thinking of the “Big” picture.
Be adaptive to a company and be colourful and bold with communications
What is the one thing you think every CV should have?
Direction with your ultimate value to a business
What is your top career advice?
“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow”