Mark Haslam

I joined Vospers in 1988 and clearly remember my first daily task was to file pink customer invoices within our accounts department in our Vospers of Truro operation. I started work on a Government Youth Training Scheme within the Accounts team and during my first 5 years I completed job roles that included Cashier, Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and several General Accounting roles.

In time, I became the Assistant Accountant and Office Manager, but in 1995 I took a development opportunity to relocate to Vospers in Plymouth in the role of System Administrator. This developed into a Group ICT Manager role and after creating a contact centre and successfully bringing the functions of Marketing and printing completely 'In-House', I was delighted to accept a Directors role in 2008.

During my career the company has continued to support me in my development by funding AAT certification, numerous management training qualifications and more recently a Masters Degree at Exeter University.

When employing new staff for any of my departments, I want them to aspire to deliver excellence for the business and most importantly our external and internal customers. I like my staff to gain job satisfaction from knowing they have worked hard, achieved their best and supported their colleagues to do the same. It is not just the knowledge and experience to complete the actual job role, but the positive attitude of an individual that make the difference for me.