What do you enjoy about working in Cornmarket?

Two things stand out for me, the endless possibilities for career progression and the friendships I have made with my co-workers. Work ethic and performance are rewarded comparatively here and that suits my competitive personality. I was lucky enough to move into a management position within three years of joining the company. There is a very clear pathway to reach your career goals and my further progression here is completely within my own control. I hope to continue to progress within the company.


What does your typical day look like?

No two days are the same and the variety keeps me on my toes. My role as a manager is to help the team achieve their individual and team goals. My goal is to help ensure their clients are being given the best and most appropriate advice, so coaching and development is a large portion of it. This fits in with one of the business’ core values of a ‘customer first approach’. I also meet clients myself from time to time, as I enjoy the rewarding aspect of helping clients put a sound financial plan in place.


What are you most looking forward to in the year ahead in Cornmarket?

I am looking forward to a full calendar of social activities. There is a fantastic social culture within Cornmarket, which unfortunately was affected by the pandemic. Sports and social organise monthly ‘payday pints’ and the golf society outings are great ways to meet new and existing staff here and to catch up. Cornmarket is also celebrating its 50th birthday this year so I look forward to celebrating with friends within different departments that I may not have seen in person for quite a long time.