For the latest instalment in our 60 second blog series we sat down with our Northern region Business Development Manager, Chris Roberts.
> What gets you out of bed in the morning?
A VERY loud alarm (or my daughter), shortly followed by a strong coffee!
> What do you like most about your job?
It’s a cliché but no day is the same, I love getting out and meeting clients, suppliers, and contacts in the marketplace. Plus, with the ever-changing urban landscape, being out in the world gives me the chance to see how Manchester is changing and moving in to the future.
> What challenges do you face?
We work in an exceptionally crowded market place, so getting a clear message across about who we are and what we do is always a good challenge. Differentiating ourselves from the competition is always key as many people don’t realise how highly accredited, we are and how well we do things.
> What made you pursue this career?
I’ve always enjoyed building strong, mutually beneficial business relationships. This industry allows me to do that whilst helping people shape where they live or invest in the best possible opportunity.
> Who inspires you?
My Dad. He’s the hardest working man I’ve ever known and would do anything for anyone who asked. If I can be half the man he is, I’ll be doing alright.
> What are you most proud of?
In regards to my personal life, I am always proud of my family. However, speaking from a professional perspective, I love being involved with the charity initiatives Rendall & Rittner take part in, particularly supporting local businesses and causes. I’m also really proud to work for a company that is leading the industry and helping to coordinate the lobbying of the government for the issues related to cladding.
> What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending as much time as possible with my wife Jacey and daughter Tamsin. Tam is 20 months so is literally into everything, she’s learning so quickly, and certainly keeps me on my toes! You could also say I’m a bit of a rugby fan.
> What are you most looking forward to this year?
Professionally, we’re sponsoring a number of events in the north west, these are always a good opportunity to spread the word about what R&R is doing and the different initiatives we have. I’m also looking forward to the different charitable events we run – they’re always well supported by both staff and residents, and they get people interacting. Personally, I’m looking forward to watching my little girl grow, sunny days with my wife, hopefully getting away somewhere nice for a well-earned holiday!
In honour of International Women’s Day (8th March), we sat down with female members of Rendall & Rittner’s senior management team to discuss gender equality in the property management industry.
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