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Meet Debs Horner, our Programme Lead for Breakthrough and InFocus. In this next #OneTeam blog, Debs tells us all about working with businesses during her career with Unlocking Potential, spanning over 10 years.
Debs, what is your role at Unlocking Potential, in a nutshell?
I am a Programme Lead for our Breakthrough and InFocus business support programmes. Essentially my role focuses on supporting our team of experienced and talented Business Development Managers to deliver exceptional business support to our clients. I love it because we have such a great team who are dedicated and passionate about working with their clients. My role is about people management and operations, and I also work with clients myself.
What experience have you had working with businesses?
I have been with Unlocking Potential for over 10 years now. Previously I worked within the leisure industry as a Centre Manager for large health club chains. Since joining Unlocking Potential I have worked with a variety of new businesses through to established businesses as a Business Development Manager. I have also delivered our previously successful ‘Stand out from the Crowd’ programme, as well as designed and implemented a work experience programme called ‘Gateway’.
What do you most enjoy about working with businesses?
Simple question, simple answer! The passion, creativity, courage, and drive you see every day in the people at the heart of those businesses, making something happen for themselves and others.
How do you stay inspired?
Reading stories of success that businesses achieve here in the county, and just working alongside truly brilliant people that care.
A bit about you!
What is your favourite meal to cook and why?
I have to say I am lazy in the kitchen, but I do kick in when the weather kicks in, that’s heat not the Cornish mizzle! So when the sun shines, it’s my turn to shine at my BBQ. Or I have one of those outdoor paella kit tripod things, so on a non- windy evening they are pretty awesome.
Where would you like to be a fly on the wall?
About the 10th brick up on the left, just far enough above my paella dish, the smells are gorgeous!
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Two minutes on an electric toothbrush, it’s a necessary job, but pretty boring!
Read about last week’s #OneTeam Business Development Manager, Sumara Liau
To find out more about the business support programmes that Unlocking Potential can offer, contact us on 0845 600 3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.