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We asked team members what it’s like to work for Barbour ABI and Informa. Here is what they had to say…

Name: Tim Maddocks
Length of Service: 3 Years
Department: New Sales

 

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
The commission structure is great, friendly & helpful staff, always willing to help out. Training programme is fantastic & great opportunities to earn good money!

What I Enjoy About My Role
Speaking to different people each day, negotiation packages, working towards targets & building relationships with both the customers & internal staff.

Name: Nicola Parkes
Length of Service: 2 Years
Department: New Sales

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
Plenty of training, help and support, from both management and colleagues. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.

What I Enjoy About My Role
There is always a buzz about the place and it’s the best sale team I’ve ever worked in.

Name: Karl Sadler
Length of Service: 2 Years
Department: New Sales

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
Lots of training and support. Fantastic team atmosphere, with everyone willing to help as and when needed.

What I Enjoy About My Role
I enjoy knowing that I can manage my own leads, but knowing that I have the support to improve.

Name: Sharon Male
Length of Service: 21 Years
Department: Research Team Manager

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
I have worked for Barbour-ABI for 21 years starting off as a Researcher and progressing to Team Manager. Great working hours – Monday to Friday with weekends off make it ideal for family life.

What I Enjoy About My Role
This is a very friendly company to work with, my colleagues are friendly and supportive. The business has always encouraged progression and that is why I see myself where I am today.

Name: Marc Snyman
Length of Service: 8 Years
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
One of the biggest benefits is the level of support you are given from management. From day 1 you are given all the tools and training you need to do your job, and you are made to feel part of the Barbour ABI Family. This support continues in your learning and development and there are always opportunities to further your career development while doing your core role. The shifts at Barbour ABI are also brilliant in that you only work Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00 and get all weekends and bank holidays off, as well as time off between Christmas and New Years.

What I Enjoy About My Role
I like the fact that I am able to develop relationships with our customers to better understand their needs and ensure that we continue to provide a product that they are extremely happy with. I also really enjoy the fact that I am free to manage my own workload.

Name: Kelly Fewtrell
Length of Service: 14 Years
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
I have worked at Barbour ABI now for 14 years and what an educational 14 years it’s been! I have learned so much professionally and personally in this time here.

What I Enjoy About My Role
Barbour ABI is a great place to work, with great people and I’m looking forward to many more years of good experiences here.

Name: Daniel Veste
Length of Service: 7 Years
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
Working with a great team of people who are always supportive and a management team that are always happy to help. Plenty of incentives running with opportunities to win some great prizes all for doing your job well.

What I Enjoy About My Role
I enjoy speaking to new people all the time and gaining insight in to the industry we work in. I also enjoy building relationships within the tender team and bringing new companies on board to share information with.

Name: Laura Walker
Length of Service: 1 Year
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
The benefits of working for Barbour ABI are the positive and friendly atmosphere, the supportive teams, the fantastic training programme and the competitive bonus scheme that all staff can work towards each month, not to mention the generous holiday allowance.

What I Enjoy About My Role
I enjoy a lot of things about my role including seeing the different types of developments that are ongoing, the regular incentives, learning more about the construction industry and weekends off!

Name: Tom Hardy
Length of Service: 11 Years
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
During my time with the business, I have always found ABI a great place to work with friendly staff and relaxed office environment. Both the business and colleagues are always available to assist with anything you may need.

What I Enjoy About My Role
Department and company wide incentives are often in place to keep all staff motivated to perform and often provides a healthy competition to keep things interesting.

Name: Emma Boyce
Length of Service: 6 Years
Department: Research

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
There is a great family atmosphere and Barbour ABI is a good company to work for. They have also been great at keeping everyone in touch through lockdown.

What I Enjoy About My Role
I enjoy speaking to difference people every day and that each day is always different.

Name: Peter Chesters
Length of Service: 2 Years
Department: Marketing

What Are The Benefits of Working At Barbour ABI?
The best thing about working at Barbour is that if you show that you are hard working and dedicated, you will be recognised and rewarded for that fact. I was given the opportunity for progression within less than a year of my time at Barbour ABI into an exciting role that has developed my skills massively. I’ve been given the training, time and patience to excel to the best of my abilities in my role since joining the Marketing team.

What I Enjoy About My Role
The role keeps you on your toes! In Digital Marketing there is always something new to learn, and I’ve always been given the space at Barbour ABI to develop the skills that I am passionate about, alongside completing the day-to-day vital tasks of the role.

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