InsightsSix questions in 60 seconds - Debt Recovery, Insolvency - POSTED: September 3 2020
60 seconds with… Rob Thompson
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In this week’s ‘60 seconds with…’ interview, we speak to the head of our Collections and Recoveries team, Rob Thompson.
How long have you worked at Brachers?
30 years next May!
What made you get into law?
I was willing to ride a pink moped! I joined as an office junior and when the agency approached me for the role, one of the first things they said was that it did mean riding a pink moped, to go down the town to do the banking etc. Not necessarily the coolest means of transport and an office van was merely a pipe dream in those days. Apparently, there had been a history of thefts of previous office mopeds, so the story goes that Jim Day (Brachers’ Practice Manager at the time) decided that a bright pink one might not be so desirable to thieves.
However, law had always interested me as well. In fact, I had previously completed a computer aided careers programme during sixth form at school which stated that my ideal job would be legal executive, or alternatively solicitor in the event that I changed my mind and went to university. So, even though I took no active steps towards the law at the time, destiny still lured me in by way of a moped!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t hold back. Anybody can potentially achieve anything if they work hard and they want it enough.
What’s been the top highlight of your career so far?
I’m pleased to say that there have been quite a few highlights, including most recently the several industry awards won by the team, plus having been elected Vice Chair of the Civil Court Users Association for the last five years.
However, I think the top highlight is for the team to have remained a key partner of a global credit card company for over three decades, in an extremely intense and challenging industry and through some tough economic periods, which is a fantastic and enduring achievement by the team as a whole.
Sum up working at Brachers in three words
Challenging, fulfilling, rewarding.
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