FROM SALES TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
After three or four years, he got itchy feet as he knew he had reached the pay threshold for a field salesman in the leisure industry. Adrian said he was aware of former colleagues working in the Maritime Security sector so actively started to focus on jobs within that sector.
Once he got his foot in the door, it was while working for at the time, one of the biggest Maritime security companies, he began thinking about getting into operations. “The transition into operations was perhaps obvious to others, however, there was not a conscious effort to play to those strengths. As the company grew my levels of responsibility also expanded - those roles then evolved. I was in the right place at the right time.” He started as logistics manager, moving to operations manager, to fleet manager - followed by operations director and then finally fleet director. “This took place over twelve years, not bad for a sector that everyone said would last three years maximum,” added Adrian.