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Neil Bradley, Partner Manager at Growth Partners Plc

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Wed 15th, Aug

Introduce yourself – name, where do you sit in the business, and what does the business do?

Neil Bradley – Partner Manager at Growth Partners Plc. We are an employee benefits and engagement company that develops businesses from the inside. We work closely with businesses to provide a bespoke suite of services ranging from strategic HR and employment law advice to payroll and pensions services alongside emotional wellbeing, fitness & nutritional and online GP services to ensure their employees are healthier, happier and more productive. This is all delivered through our innovative GrowthPro portal.

What changes would you like to see to improve or develop your sector?

There’s been a lot of publicity recently about the gig economy and workers rights with a number of high profile court cases going in favour of the employee. Whilst everyone recognises the convenience of using such services, its important that the employees of these types of companies are treated fairly and are able to access benefits and services just like any other employee would.

What does a typical working day look like?

Slightly cliched but no two days are the same, especially as we are going through such sustained period of growth currently. Days at the moment are taken up with meeting new clients and partners, assisting the on-boarding team, working with the events team on the next conference and attending exhibitions. Our Head office is in Leicester, so currently a lot of my time at the moment is looking for office space in Liverpool for our new Northwest base.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Do what makes you happy! Everyone gives you advice at that age but that’s based on their own life experiences, not yours.

Where would we find you on your day off?

With 3 week old identical twin girls then the concept of a day off is not something I can relate to at the moment!

What is the best advice you have been given in your career?

Two things really - You only get so far in your comfort zone, if you want to further then you have to step outside that comfort zone at some point. Secondly, to be a success you have to be able to relate to people. The more people can relate to you and build a mutual trust with you, the further you will get.

Who is your role model in business?

I could say someone famous or inspirational, its really anyone who goes out and works hard to try to achieve their dreams and goals

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

I would turn that around and ask why wouldn’t you choose Liverpool? The fastest growing regional economy, most filmed city in the UK outside London, more listed buildings and public parks than any other UK city bar London. The list of stats goes on and on but at the end of the day, Liverpool is the place to be. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world for the last 20 odd years in my career and its always coming back to Liverpool that puts the biggest smile on my face.

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