Andrew W.

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About me

Andrew W.
Economics and Related Studies
United Kingdom

My employment

Raparo Finance
United Kingdom
Finance and consultancy

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A day in the life of a MD/Shareholder in the United Kingdom

Good interpersonal skills are vital

What I do

I am M.D and shareholder of Reparo Finance. Reparo lend to small and medium sized companies.

Skills I use and how I developed them

I use financial analysis skills, but mostly interpersonal skills. These are developed through learning and on the job experience

What I like most

Helping companies expand and prosper, and developing long term relationships with the people involved.

What I like least

Inflexible people / companies, too much paperwork and regulation.

My career goals when I graduated

Didn't really have a specific goal, wanted to be successful, have good work / life balance and to run my own business.

My career history

I started at the main banks (TSB & Lloyds) and then working for an investment bank (Rothschild) and then have set up my own companies.

How my studies have helped my career

Economics clearly helps in the financial world, but it is more about people and attitude.

Where I hope to be in 5 years

Running my own business on a larger scale.

My advice to students considering work

Plan/prepare and research your potential employer. If you graduate from York, your employer will know you are pretty intelligent, so it's all about personality.

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