Get to know our Head of New Business, Richard Bryson. As Head of New Business, Richard enjoys the challenge of key account planning and business development. Richard believes that winning bids and delivering value – alone and in partnership – is all the better when you’ve shaped the opportunity from the outset.
1. What are your ‘must haves’ to start the working day?
Nothing beats a strong black coffee for me.
2. What’s your proudest work achievement to date?
I’m proud of lots of things as a company, but more personally, the push to get onto TS3 and subsequent success with our first bid (FCDO Seamless Journey Delivery Partner) are achievements that contribute for all of us.
3. What do you love most about what you do?
I like to feel that we’re having an impact for our customers and, through them, on programmes that are important for the safety of our country as a whole. There’s a real sense of achievement in the work we do at SVGC and it makes me very proud.
4. What does your typical working day look like?
I like to use Mondays as admin, catch ups and opportunity qualifications. Tuesday – Thursday is typically in AWE. Friday is more new business focus (qualifications and bids), webinars and admin.
5. When you hit a wall workwise, what do you do to help overcome the hurdle?
I can do a quick watercolour at my desk, or do a few minutes of research for my book on the 5 battles of Ypres. I’m between dogs at present, otherwise a walk is always a good option