Tom S

Tom Simmons
Senior Sponsorship Manager

I joined Hanson Wade in 2016 as a graduate with some prior sales experience, having cut my teeth in recruitment as part of my university placement year. However, my initial sales experience took a more transactional slant and my role here couldn’t have proved more different.

I work within the LEAP HR project team in which we serve over ten different industry specific groups across the USA.  My role here is fundamentally built on taking a consultative, customer-centric approach to how we interact externally.

As my role has developed, it’s become clear that the breadth of responsibility and interaction I’ve been able to garner, outside of the day-to-day sales activity, is so much more than I could have ever imagined. In addition, an exciting perk of my role includes travelling to the US every month to help run each of the different events.  I provide strategic and commercial direction for the portfolio.

It’s been a big learning curve but an incredibly exciting and rewarding one. The projects and responsibilities I’ve been handed from day one have meant I’ve been pushed to do things that I never thought I could do. I’ve had extensive amounts of training in all sorts of forms; from one-to-one sales training, to group time management training from the CEO.  This has payed huge dividends for my development.

Outside of the day-to-day role, what makes Hanson Wade different and a key reason I love working here, is its culture. Everyone cares about the work that they do, there are great opportunities for progression, the social side is fantastic and there's always something to get involved in. I'm surrounded by so many bright and talented people, I've made lasting friendships and I'm really excited about what the future holds.