Adrian Edmonds – Business Development Manager at Antony Batty & Company
Find Out More About Adrian – Antony Batty & Company, Bristol
We asked Adrian, a Business Development Manager who joined Antony Batty & Company in June 2020, to tell us a bit more about himself. After a career which included senior positions with Carphone Warehouse and Barclays Bank, Adrian joined the insolvency industry in 2017, where his passion for helping and advising business owners could come to fruition. But what sort of person do you get when you work with Adrian? What makes him tick? Read on to find out – but beware, his pet hate is noisy eaters!!! Unlike most people at Antony Batty & Company, he does not follow football, preferring the oval ball, and being a die-hard fan of the mighty Bristol Bears RFC.
- How have you come to work in the Insolvency Business?
“I often ask myself this question. How does anyone’s career starting from a Supermarket Trolley Collector, a Pool Lifeguard, and then a Mobile Phone Sales Manager, progress to a Business Banking Manager and then an SME consultant end up working in the Insolvency sphere? The answer is that I took an opportunity that was presented to me, and that opened up a pathway with a whole new range of challenges.”
- Your most embarrassing moment in your working life
“This is a great and very embarrassing story which I usually only tell when coerced with a pint of ale. Let’s just say I ended up parading around in my pants AT poolside, unaware I didn’t have my shorts on! Enough said!”
- The proudest moment in your career?
“Facilitating and helping to rescue a business and saving 175 jobs in the process. This is what motivates me to get up in the morning.”
- What piece of wisdom would you pass onto a new recruit in the world of insolvency?
“Learn to network, ask questions and use your two ears and one mouth in that proportion.”
- What is your unfulfilled ambition?
“I’ve always wanted to skydive, solo rather than in tandem, and I will do it one day.”
- Persons who most influenced your career/life?
“Charles Dunstone. When I joined Carphone Warehouse (CPW) my eyes were opened to a world of opportunity that I never knew existed. The values and morals that CPW taught me have shaped my approach to business. I live by the T-R-A-I-N values I learnt whilst with that company. Get me a pint and I will take you through them!”
- Pet hates?
“Noisy eaters. That noise is like nails being scraped down a blackboard for me.”
- Favourite book?
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. This is a very quick read, but it gets me every time. Read it with the knowledge that if you do not shed a tear, you’re not human.
- Favourite song?
It has got to be Bohemian Rhapsody. I really don’t think a better song has, or ever will be, written and performed.
- Greatest invention ever?
“Spelling and Grammar checkers….as a person with mild dyslexia, spelling and grammar checkers changed my life and help me every single day.”
- Biggest regret?
“Not getting into the Army, although that is the reason I got a job in CPW.”
- The person from history you would most like to have a glass of wine with.
“King Alfred the Great. He had a vision for our Island, and I wonder what he would make of our country today.”
- How would you spend your fantasy 24 hours, with no travel restrictions?
“Sea Kayaking off the coast of Vancouver, wild camping and eating great steak washed down with great wine.”
- And if you support a football team, who is it?
I’m not a footy fan at all. Rugby is my game and the mighty Bristol Bears RFC is my club, C’MON BRIS!
So, now you know a bit more about Adrian
As you can see, there is much more to Adrian than his work in insolvency. However, If you do need advice and help from him and our team of Insolvency Practitioners, in any area of insolvency or business recovery and turnaround, simply contact us or call Adrian on 0117 325 0567. The first discussion, over the phone or a coffee, is complimentary.