We are delighted to introduce Uilleam Cameron, a Jenson Solutions Partner, who has shared his story in this Partner Q&A. Uilleam is based in Scotland and works throughout the UK, we will be publishing further details of Uilleam’s career history and service offering later in the week.
Q: When you left school, what did you think you would end up doing? What were your aspirations? Has this come to fruition?
A. I had decided at school that I wanted to be an accountant as I always liked playing with numbers and money and so set about picking subjects, then my University to suit. I chose the CA training as I always had ambitions to travel to exotic places, and being a CA meant I was able to be paid for the privilege. Yes!
Q: What have you enjoyed most about your career to date?
A. The huge diversity of the people that I have met and worked with. I have travelled extensively throughout my career, living in several countries on the way. I have gained most satisfaction from working with people in developing markets and really enjoy the challenges of working in different cultures.
Q: What prompted you to become a Partner with Jenson Solutions?
A. When I left my last job I had had thirty years working in large corporate environments and I took some time to really look at how I wanted to run my life. It did not take long to realise that I wanted to have a much more flexible working environment, where I could choose what I worked on and who I worked with. I have some other interests that meant I did not want a full time, permanent job but more importantly I wanted to use the wealth of experience I had accumulated over the years to help business ideas grow – and have fun doing it! Jenson and the network of Partners tick all of the boxes for me, so it was not a difficult decision to join!
Q: What three key services do you offer as a Jenson Partner?
A. Financial Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions and FD Services – See my full profile HERE
Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A. Having the flexibility to work on interesting projects, with like-minded people, with time commitments that suit me.
Q: What motivates you and keeps you going throughout the week?
A. I have a very positive outlook on most things, and have learnt to accept the things I cannot change, especially the past. This lets me focus on the things I can influence and enjoy.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge?
A. Moving from a large corporate environment and learning to do things without the support that I had been used to. Don’t underestimate the value of personal social interaction either.
Q: Are there any blogs/websites/influential people you recommend that people follow?
A. I use the facilities offered by LinkedIn extensively and follow a variety of infrastructure sector specific organisations and blogs.
Q: What technology could you not live without?
A. My iThings!