We are Home Made: Sidney
Here is the next article in our blog series introducing landlords and renters to our fantastic Home Made team! Together, we come from 21 different countries (and counting) and a range of industry backgrounds, and our diversity is our strength. This series showcases the unique individuals at the heart of our mission to make the process of renting and letting property better for everyone. Read on to find out more about the people taking care of your property needs.
Say hello to Sidney - our newly minted senior account manager who has risen through the ranks since joining Home Made as our first ever sales associate.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I studied biomedical science at the University of Sheffield and prior to joining Home Made I worked as a medical sales representative selling surgical equipment to orthopaedic surgeons. Joining Home Made involved a bit of a leap of faith into something totally unknown, but I'm still here three years later!
Outside of work, my passions are football (I’m a lifelong Gooner), reading, and discovering new music. I love hip hop, afrobeat, and house but I’ll listen to anything easy on the ears. I also still indulge my scientific curiosity, but now I’m my own primary test subject! I’m always running experiments on myself, whether it’s a self-improvement plan or a new hairstyle (I’ve had seven in the last five years).
Why Home Made?
I bought into three things:
I believed in the business model - it was clear to me that Home Made was going to become a big industry disruptor. That was (and still is) very exciting.
I was impressed by the management team - I wanted to learn from talented and experienced individuals.
The opportunity for personal development - the sky is your limit when working in a startup. I wanted to understand what it takes to transform a business from a scrappy startup into a market leader.
What makes us unique?
The combination of great people and stellar product is exactly what the market needs - Home Made has got the balance right.
Favourite area of London and why?
Soho: There’s diverse range of bars and restaurants and I can feel London’s hustle and bustle. That energy resonates with me.
When I was 15, I was the MD of a ‘young enterprise.’ My teachers entered us into a competition that pitted our business against teams from other local schools. We set up a stall in Eden shopping centre selling t-shirts we had designed ourselves and made £600 in one day. We won the Ernest Shackleton award for our efforts and beat several teams of much older students. It was the beginning of my sales empire!
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