Employee Testimonials

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

Name: Bruno Augusto
Length of Service: 1 year
Department: New Sales

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
Personally, I love the atmosphere on the sales floor. Everyone is friendly, talkative and extremely supportive. After a few days of starting within the business, it already felt like a second home, everyone is so close that I see them as a work family. There is support whenever you need it and I have always felt comfortable here. If there is a problem, there is someone to help you. If you work hard, you are recognised. If you make a mistake, you are given guidance and when you do great work, you are equally praised.

What I enjoy about my role
The fact that it’s fast paced as I strive in a dynamic environment. I also love the people and monthly socials as it brings the workforce together. I am not only secure in my role but I am happy working here. A great quote by Simon Sinke, ‘Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them’. This quote resonates well with the time I have spent working for UBM and I am very much looking forward to what the near future holds.

Name: Vicky Gardner
Length of Service: 22 years
Department: New Sales

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
Great benefits package. Well known market leader. Company is growing year on year.

What I enjoy about my role
Fantastic atmosphere in the office. Approachable management team.

Name: Ali Taylor
Length of service: 24 years
Department: New Sales

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
Speaking to a variety of different people within the construction industry – no two calls are the same.

What I enjoy about my role
Exceeding and being rewarded for exceeding my targets. I show incredible energy and passion for what I do. I enjoy being able to communicate effectively with my peers, my manager and customers. I enjoy adapting my approach to suit the different customers and situations I deal with allows people to engage with me in a friendly and professional manner, building fantastic rapport a level of respect and credibility. My Director regularly tells me that having the ability to adapt to a situation is one of the main things that makes a good sales person great. This gives me the confidence in my ability to be very tenacious and self-motivated in the ideas I utilize to get me to my goal.

Name: Nathalie Armitage
Length of Service: 24 years
Department: Client Management

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
My colleagues, the environment (we are spoilt here), the high quality products and services, UBM perks and knowing we are part of a large and successful organization is reassuring.

What I enjoy about my role
At the top of my list, obviously the satisfaction of hitting my targets and speaking with clients. From a very personal point of view, dealing with all sorts of British accents, as English is not my native language. Also being given clear objectives and being able to manage my day. The one to one monthly review and the call evaluation. Every day is a challenge and the days fly by. For me, boredom is clearly impossible at Barbour ABI.

Name: Wayne Williams
Length of service: 3 years
Department: Client Management

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
The friendly atmosphere, free parking, clear bonus structure and incentives, work life balance

What I enjoy about my role
The variety of the role, working with customers, working towards achieving/exceeding targets to earn good bonuses

Name: Jasmine Badaei
Length of service: 3 years
Department: Client Management

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
It’s a fantastic place to work!

What I enjoy about my role
I find my role very rewarding and the atmosphere on the sales floor gives you a real buzz to work hard and do well

Name: Charlotte Miller
Length of service: 1 year
Department: Client Management

What I love about working for Barbour ABI
A great place to work. When I first started everyone made me feel really welcome and helped me whenever I asked

What I enjoy about my role
It feels like a family orientated office and people are always there to provide constant motivation and make sure we succeed as a team

Barbour ABI is part of Informa Intelligence. Place of registration: UBM (UK) Limited, England and Wales, Company number: 370721, Registered office: 5 Howick Place, London, United Kingdom, SW1P 1WG
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