Having studied Business Management and Marketing at Bradford University, my first real job (excluding 8 years “working” at the safari park) was working at Unipart Automotive working in their marketing department. When the office relocated I was presented with a choice, travel around Europe for a year or work in Marketing for an Accountancy firm. I did what every young 24 year old would do and grabbed my suit and calculator to start my career in marketing at a professional services firm. I spent five years in Marketing and Business Development at BDO before moving on to a patent and trade mark company (Marks and Clerk LLP) and then working at GVA. In the five years I spent at GVA I was Business Development Associate responsible for public sector, business rates, valuation and R&R teams before leaving to join Pegasus Group in October 2017.
What attracted you to join Pegasus?
I was really impressed with the opportunity at Pegasus Group that was presented to me during my interview and subsequent conversations. To help Pegasus Group grow as a company and work with a committed team were key to me moving away from GVA. I believe that Pegasus Group has a real opportunity of being leaders in the market and I am excited by the prospect of this challenge.
What inspired your career path?
I was first introduced to Marketing by my Dad. He was a Marketing Manager for an industrial company in Birmingham and I used to help out in the office during holidays as a part time job. My interest in Marketing and Business Development grew whilst studying A Levels and I made the decision that I wanted to study Business Management at University.
What are the upcoming challenges in the industry?
One of the biggest challenges facing the industry and Pegasus Group is GDPR. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will take effect in May 2018 and will affect every organisation that collects or handles data. The Regulation itself is a long document (118 pages), and failure to meet the requirements could turn out to be expensive – up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
My spare time is mainly taken up with sports and keeping fit. In 2018, I am aiming to complete the 5K Great North Swim and Birmingham Half Marathon. My other passion is rugby. Due to injury, I cannot play anymore so the closest I get to it is watching on TV or going to games.
You can contact Adam Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org