Name: Adrian Sewell
Job role: Business Development Director at HousingTeam UK
Tell us about your job. What does your role involve?
“Developing and establishing a Social Housing Vertical Market through effective management of resources, incorporating both current and potential customers, we aim to maximise all growth opportunities with the aim of positioning HousingTeam as the principal business solutions provider within Social Housing and Care within the next three to four years.”
What did you do before joining HousingTeam? I worked at Office Depot for 23 years
What do you enjoy most about HousingTeam? People, Culture and Support are simply first class.
How would your colleagues describe you? Amiable, personable and results focused.
Tell us something we don’t know about you? I rode on the Epsom Derby course as a child. (My Uncle was a horse trainer and actually rode in the Derby)
What’s your proudest achievement (work or personal)? Securing and growing the Procurement for Housing (PfH) Framework Contract to over £7m.
What are your ambitions? To be successful in business and to see Sunderland AFC win a trophy – don’t laugh, I was too young to appreciate the last one.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Watching football, although supporting Sunderland that’s highly debatable. Early morning walks along the beach with Riley my three year-old Cocker Spaniel and travelling, particularly across the USA.
Favourite quote? “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” Steve Jobs, (Apple Co-Founder),
If you were CEO for the day what would you do? Turn off the e-mail system at weekends – we all need a little work/life balance.