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Careers: how are you settling in?

Mike Paterson, business development manager, Thatcham

How was your first week?
Within the first hour I took a call from my first customer at Glass’s where I worked 11 years ago. I also organised a three-week trip to Australia and New Zealand.

Is the role all that you imagined it would be?
More – I wasn’t aware that the Thatcham brand was so well-known.

Are you working on any major projects?
We are currently working to secure a security standards franchise in two European markets, and on the delivery of collision repair methods to a number of markets in separate parts of the world.

How are you using experience from previous roles?
Working at Glass’s, I developed a large number of market contacts, which helps now.

What’s the best advice you have been given?
Make a difference, don’t just make up the numbers.

How do you relax after work?
I have two fantastic children who keep me busy and I spend two evenings a week and most Saturday afternoons as a rugby coach.

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