Business development at MarketInvoice: Chris Findlow
As Head of Business Development (North), Chris drives new business acquisition from various channels across the North of the UK.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT HERE AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
I’m Head of Business Development (North), my role is to drive new business acquisition from various channels across the North of the UK. I’m also responsible for managing and growing the business development team in the region.
YOU’VE BEEN AT MARKETINVOICE FOR 4 YEARS, WHAT KIND OF CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN IN THE BUSINESS DURING THAT TIME?
Back in 2014 when I joined the business we had around 30 employees, had funded just £200m worth of invoices and had just one product. We now have almost 100 employees, 4 different products and have funded over £2.5bn worth of invoices and business loans. It’s safe to say there has been a lot of change!
WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
To always push yourself outside of your comfort zone, stretching yourself is the only way you are going to improve.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE OF GOING FROM AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR TO HEADING UP YOUR OWN TEAM.
I joined as a BDM to focus on new business acquisition in the North. As the company has grown and evolved I have always been given the opportunity to take more responsibility and progress my career. It’s great to now be able to head up my own team and help people develop in their sales career. Having worked as a BDM at Marketinvoice myself, I understand the role that my team are doing so I can use my past experiences to help them get to where they want to be.
WHAT ARE WE LIKELY TO FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT WORK?
I like anything anything with two wheels, so enjoy mountain biking and Motocross racing – although not very well and (as Max, Sam and Sutters will gladly point out) I am yet to get a podium. At this time of year you will quite often find me at the Manchester Christmas markets!
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR SOMEONE THINKING OF JOINING MARKETINVOICE?
Take the opportunity, you won’t be disappointed! You will work with a great team, can have an impact on all areas of the business and progress your career extremely quickly. Further to this you get to be part of a business that genuinely makes a difference. It’s really great to see how our products allow entrepreneurs to focus on what they are passionate about, rather than having to worry about how to finance their business.
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