Unlocking Potential #oneteam
Our #OneTeam Business Development Manager, Beckie Pascoe, loves kitchen discos, Hugh Jackman and working with inspiring businesses with innovative ideas and a passion to grow!
Beckie, what is your role at UP, in a nutshell?
I have a dual role within the UP team, I work as a Business Development Manager supporting businesses from initial conceptual start-ups through to more established SME’s. This is done through our Breakthrough workshops, group sessions and one-to-one development meetings. My other responsibility is assisting with the smooth operation of the programme’s delivery and data collation.
What experience have you had working with businesses?
I have started and run my own businesses, initially being self-employed following a career in office management & operations. This progressed to becoming a director of a limited company offering business services to SME’s predominantly in Cornwall. We offered essential business support in book keeping, financial management, business administration services and bespoke project support.
What do you most enjoy about working with businesses?
I love the fact that no two days are the same when working with businesses! There are always similar worries and challenges but being able to offer a empathetic and supportive sounding board to them can often be all they need to move forward in a productive and positive way.
How do you stay inspired?
Despite the economical & geographical challenges that living and working in Cornwall can sometimes present, seeing so many new and existing businesses looking to grow with the desire to be successful and with such positivity keeps me inspired in my job. I also work with the best team; we have fun getting the job done and the whole team genuinely loves what they do.
Outside of the day job…
I feel very lucky to have three daughters to keep me energised and inspired; their hopes and plans for their futures are full of optimism.
What is your favourite film?
The Greatest Showman – currently – well it’s the one I have seen most. I am always open to recommendations! I love the Shawshank Redemption, The Firm and Erin Brockovich – these are other favourites.
What is your guilty pleasure?
See above – Hugh Jackman! Although have no guilt whatsoever about that!!!
I like a good dance; especially with my daughters to ‘Just Dance’ cheesiness in the relative security of my own kitchen, however, sometimes I am the unwitting star of their Snap Chat stories!
What is your unique or quirky habit?
Not sure it is unique, quirky or a habit really, but I enjoy being outside and love finding a great walk to enjoy with good company and my horse-sized hound. If there is a stop for good coffee and nice cake along the way, then that’s even better.
Read about last week’s #oneteam Business Development Manager, Rachel Koerner