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In this monthly employee spotlight series, we will be showcasing our great colleagues from around the business to learn a bit more about them. Next up, we have Emma Humphrys, one of our specialist business development managers.

 

How long have you been with Hatch, and what does your role involve?

 

I have been with Hatch for just over two and a half years. My role involves looking after current clients, as well as finding new business for Hatch. A big part of my role is also ensuring our clients know about our entire service offering, maximising the opportunities we can have with them.

 

What’s your favourite thing about working for Hatch?

 

I like the variety of the clients that I work with and the working ethos Hatch has. It’s a very pleasant environment to work in for the most part. Especially considering as the company is very female dominated, which has not always been my experience. Everyone is here to support you and help, teamwork and collaboration is huge at Hatch.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?

 

I start off the morning with a 9am meeting from my manager, letting them know my plans for the day and what to catch up on what occurred the day before. Then my next priority is following up with all my leads and opportunities. I always want to ensure I speak to all of my clients on a regular basis. Now that we are moving away from Covid restrictions, meetings are a priority and seeing people face-to-face is really refreshing. A big chunk of my day is also looking for new business. Towards the end of the day, I always try to catch up with LinkedIn and keep on top of what is coming up.

 

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

 

I was on Blue Peter! Back in 1970s I was on the show to celebrate breaking the world record for the longest conga. There was a big group of us, including my sister. We were both wearing the same dresses on the day, so it was really hard to tell us apart!

 

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

 

I enjoy cooking and exercising. Love going to theatre, cinema and gigs. In general, I love living in London so Covid was a really depressing. Ideally I’d have a place in London and a place by the coast – that’s my plan.

 

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Hatch whose job would you want?

 

Oooo, I’d quite like your job! (Marketing Executive) I find marketing interesting. You always have to look at new ways or working and communicating, looking ahead and learning. Marketing seems like a refreshing environment too. You are kind of ahead of what is happening in current working practices as you have to be ahead of the curve.

CB: Thank you Emma! 

 

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?

 

Candles. I love a candle. My favourite candles are from House of Buckley, they are eco-soy wax candles and Caroline the owner (who is lovely) gives 5% of her profits to grieving families. She is opening a new place in Hackney so please do look her up if you are in the area or check out her website!

 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a BDM?

 

I would say, be connected with your clients. Being a BDM isn’t necessarily just a ‘sales’ role, it’s much more about looking after your clients, nurturing and building those relationships. You need to be authentic and consistent. And if you have a bad day, remember there’s always tomorrow. There is also so much competition out there, there’s no point getting hung up on that. Anyway, competition only makes you better yourself. You need to focus on working on yourself and pushing forward. Think long term, not just about that one win!