The degree I obtained in July 2005 at Abertay was the foundation for the last 13 years of my career. After obtaining a First Class Honours, I was fully confident that I had the platform to apply for skilled jobs in the FMCG industry, with a goal to work for a Blue Chip organisation.
By September 2005 I had two job offers in Walkers/PepsiCo and Kellogg's. I accepted the job at Kellogg's as a Territory Development Manager.
In year one I earned organisation wide recognition by being awarded Sales Person of the Year 2006. My second year saw me take on a role of Field Sales Trainer, which led to a promotion to Account Development Executive a year later.
In 2009 I was offered the job of National Accounts Manager in Manchester. I was also offered the same role by Kepak Convenience Foods which I accepted in 2009. From 2009-2018 I progressed from NAM to Channel Controller (Junior Director), managing & developing various accounts and teams throughout my time. I left this in 2018 to pursue my goal of starting my own business consultancy firm.
I feel privileged to say I studied at Abertay.Barry Fitzpatrick | 80/37 Business Solutions | Owner
My business largely works in B2B, offering growth and development packages. I work collaboratively and strategically with a number of customers across various industry in areas such as Business Development, Sales Solutions, People Development and Strategic Guidance.
My life developed in such a way that I would not be where I am today if not for my time at Abertay. I met my wife there, I made lifelong friends there, I gained confidence in myself there and found the city in which I’ll bring up my children. I feel privileged to say I studied at Abertay.
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