“I should have done it years ago.“
Q: What do you do and what do you like most about freelance work?
A: About 10 years ago, I took some time out to decide if I wanted another full time job, or to try freelancing. I secured my first interim role with a Swedish business based in Gothenburg and London, and I have progressed from there. I would describe what I do as a career interim specializing in organizational development; my assignments with international companies involve working in the areas of business transformation, change management and leadership development.
Freelance work is challenging but very rewarding, there is a great deal of variety and intellectual stimulation as you are advising clients and implementing change to improve their business – at the same time I can commit to volunteering which would not be as easy if I were working full time, this I suppose is what I would describe as a ‘portfolio career’.
Q: What led to you choosing Meades Contractors?
A: I’ve known about Paul and the Meades team for many years, but it was a long time before I worked out that they were the company for me. One of the key benefits is that they specialise in looking after small businesses and people like me.
Q: What do you like about working with them?
A: They’re very agile, move at speed and are incredibly client-focused and that’s why I decided they were the people for me –I’ve recommended them to others.
Q: How do you find the service?
A: You get a reply in the shortest time frame and their advice is detailed and well explained. Natasha looks after my business, she is very personable and always reassuring; when you run a small business you want to work with others who have your best interests in mind at all times and they’re looking out for you all the time.
Q: What about the added value?
A: They’re such good value for money, they have a very simple way of structuring their service and you can opt for the level that’s right for you. When you look at the pricing, it really is very competitive and very transparent. You always know where you are and that’s very important.
Q: What are the main benefits for you of working with Meades Contractors?
A: They’re knowledgeable, personable and great value for money.