Welcome to the fifteenth in our series of team interviews. Each month, we’ll be asking a member of our team to tell us more about them and their involvement with rradar. This month, it’s time to hear about our admin assistant, Richard Marshall.
How and when did you first become involved with rradar?
I was introduced to rradar by Kingston Recruitment last May. I was pleased to accept permanent employment in August.
Who/what was the biggest influence on your decision to work at rradar?
The friendliness of the people. Everyone is helpful and works hard to contribute to the performance and success of the business.
What was your first impression of the company?
I was excited to see that the company had a modern client-based website. I received an exceptional induction covering training on software and relevant health and safety procedures. The offices were well-presented, featuring illustrations of the rradar values and branding. The IT equipment is modern and user-friendly.
What have you found to be the most surprising/challenging aspect of working for rradar?
Learning how to use new software such as Proclaim and becoming familiar with law terminology.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about working for rradar?
Visit the website and apply!
How do you see rradar developing over the next five years?
Rradar have exciting plans to move into new premises and grow the Leeds and Glasgow offices. I would anticipate rradar attracting more clients, utilising advances in technology and maintaining a high quality of service.
If you weren’t working for rradar, what would you be doing instead?
I enjoy administration and customer service so a desirable position would be working for the council. Although, when I was younger I wanted to be a sports writer or commentator.
How would someone describe you?
Honest, helpful and hard-working.
Surprise us with a little-known fact about you/your profession
I have walked to the summit of Snowdon with my parents. It gives you a wonderful sense of achievement and you meet so many people on the way up.
What inspires you that you think other people should know?
Training, team work and appreciation.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
I recently completed ECDL Level 2 at college which has improved my office skills. I enjoy running once a week with the Racers, rradar’s very own informal running club. I support Hull City and attend all home matches. I listen to Radio 6 Music and I’m looking forward to seeing Laura Marling, Elbow and Tom Chaplin in the Spring.
You’re on a desert island and you can take one album, one book and one film with you. What do you take?
The Beatles’ Abbey Road, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – I have read the opening chapters many times but keep putting it down, and Notting Hill for the comedy, friendships and smile of Julia Roberts.