In this edition of ‘Meet the Team’, we talk to Executive Consultant, Katy Dickinson.
How long have you worked for SBM Services Ltd?
I have worked for SBM Services Ltd for nearly two years now; I started at the company on 20th October 2014.
What did you do before SBM Services?
Before I worked for SBM Services I worked for a year as a company accountant for a domiciliary care company. However, for the previous 20 years I worked in a practice environment as an accounts and audit manager, who specialised in small owner managed business and college financial statements and regularity audits.
What does being a consultant mean to you?
To me, being a Consultant is more than just a job, it has become my vocation. I care about my clients and colleagues and seeing them achieve their goals gives me a lot of satisfaction. The personal side of my role, the building of strong relationships, emphasising and establishing emotional bonds are perhaps the things that I enjoy the most. Understanding what the customer wants makes a huge difference to the success of a project and it is what differentiates a good consultant from others.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of the job is building the long term relationships with both my clients and colleagues to support them and work with them as a true partner.
What are the five words that best describe you?
Organised, precise, reliable, friendly and diligent
What is your greatest achievement?
I have several notable accomplishments in my life so far. Probably the greatest achievement, whilst seeming a cliché, are my three fabulous children; Alfie, Harry and Lilly-Rose. They are the reason I was put on this earth and being a mother was all I ever dreamed of being.
I was also extremely proud when the hours and hours, years and years of studying finally paid off and I passed my accountancy examination (ACCA).