Introducing Adam, company Director and Motorbike enthusiast…

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What is your role at Insight and vision for the future?

My role within Insight along with being company director is focused on the development of new relationships for our IT & Digital division as well as maintaining our existing client relations. I spend most of my days speaking to new and existing clients, building relationships and providing a first class service. One of my main focus areas at the moment is creating a strong culture within Insight that is driven, caring and honest… by having these values embedded in our culture, I believe Insight will be a success no matter what.

My vision for Insight is to be the leading IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy in the UK. There are hundreds of agencies out there operating in the same field as Insight but not necessarily doing it well. My vision for insight is to be perceived as experts in our field, a trusted brand and respected for what we do.

What does success mean to you?

Success in my opinion is very subjective and can be measured in many ways. Some would measure success by their family, relationships with their peers, personal achievements, helping others, financially, material belongings, career progression. Naturally, being a very driven person I am always pushing myself and looking for more ways to become successful. Its very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that only individuals with expensive material belongings, nice cars, big houses or flashy clothes are successful. I don’t believe that’s the case. I generally perceive someone as being successful if they are passionate, well respected and happy in themselves for what they do; whatever that might be. That’s what success means to me.

Something I am proud of and would consider to be a success of mine and my team is the relationship between all of the staff at Insight. Having worked with large teams before as a company employee or business owner, I am proud to say that the team at Insight are a success in their own right for what we have achieved in only 12 months and the strong company culture we have created in such a short period. Since 2016 we have grown from 2 to 15, achieved a staggering turnover from a standing start, new client relationships built, new candidate relationships built, having a strong presence in the market place. I can confidently say that Insight has been a success so far and we are only just getting started…

What are your top tips for success?

My top tip for success is to surround yourself with people who inspire you, people that encourage you to push yourself out of your comfort zone and don’t let negative external influences stop you from achieving your goals. I consider myself as a risk taker, I jump in feet first and worry about the consequences later. If I listened to people telling me I couldn’t do something or their excuses as to why they haven’t tried for themselves I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today, wouldn’t have gone to university, wouldn’t have quit my job and wouldn’t be surrounded by the people I am today.

What’s the best advice you have for anyone on the job hunt?

Find something you are passionate about and don’t settle for anything else. In some cases you have to take stepping stones to get to where you want to be, make sacrifices and don’t be knocked by setbacks or rejection. Since leaving employment in 2012 I have had countless setbacks to overcome… now I’ve got a spring loaded back-side and bounce back every time! I think a recent speech that really gets my point across is when Denzel Washington said “get knocked down 7 times and get up 8, ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship” this particularly resonates with me.

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With it being feel good Feb, what makes you feel good?

Being a bit of a petrol head I take a lot of pleasure in getting on my bike and getting lost in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Highlands and parts of Europe… that makes me feel good…