5 minutes with… Amy Wilkinson
What is your role at Corps and what does it entail?
I’ve recently joined the team at Corps Security as Bid Manager and I’m responsible for the sales opportunities within London. I work alongside Corporate Account Director Nick Clegg and Business Development Manager Eren Stirling. I respond to tender opportunities, managing the process along the way, and hopefully win Corps some great work with quality customers!
When did you start your career in security?
I began working in security in 2008 and have enjoyed a great 11 years getting to know the industry and developing a real passion for it.
If you weren’t in security, what would you be doing as a career?
Now that’s a tricky question with two possible answers! With my sensible head on I’ll say I would probably be working in sales or marketing in the service industry somewhere or within facilities management. My dream job would be working at a dog rescue centre or something along those lines, because I LOVE man’s best friend!
Can you tell us a little about your background / what was your first job?
My first job was as an office junior straight out of school for an amazing Japanese pen manufacturer. The role taught me a lot, especially about business etiquette and roles and responsibilities. I left there and joined Wilson James, a well-respected security provider. Here I held a number of positions including Lead Bid Manager and Client Relationship Manager. Working at Wilson James really embedded my love for the industry – something I still have to this day!
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I really enjoy telling a story to our potential customers – detailing how we will deliver our service from start to finish and taking them on a real journey. It might sound cheesy, but it’s true! When you get under the skin of the customer and really understand what they need, telling the story is both simple and a pleasure. It’s exciting to think you can influence decisions in this way and support businesses with our service offering!