Here at Florence we’ve been chatting to our team behind the scenes. This week we’re hearing all about Daniel’s journey to becoming a business development manager with us.
Who are you and what do you do at Florence?
My name’s Daniel and I’m a business development manager. My role is to promote Florence to care organisations up and down the UK. I tell people why we’re the best thing to happen in temporary staffing!
What made you want to join Florence?
I liked the idea of it being a SaaS company first and foremost, and with the world being as it is at the moment with the move to technology, I saw Florence as something revolutionary for the care industry.
When I was talking to my in-laws who are all care professionals themselves, they were always frustrated with how typical agencies worked. There was always a lot of waiting around and uncertainty as to whether people would show up their shifts and the quality of care they would give.
So when I was presented with Florence and saw how unique it was, I knew it was a game changer in the industry.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be the best version of yourself and an example to others.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Florence?
I’d say it would be the people that I work with; everyone I’ve worked with throughout the whole company have been excellent.
There’s amazing mentors working at Florence and they’ve always got such good values that they instil in us, which is something that we can then instil in others.
What’s the biggest challenge that Florence is facing at the moment?
I’d say it’s the growth that we have internally and making sure that the right people are coming through the door and they’re buying into our core values.
I think that’s something that when you join you need to be in alignment with, that we’re giving something back to the care sector, we’re not just another agency. We want to give the power back to the homes and the carers.
What’s a fun fact about you that might surprise us?
I got married in Cyprus with a small ceremony of 30-35 people.
What’s a piece of advice you’d give someone thinking about joining Florence?
Be ready for an adventure. Also, prepare yourself to be challenged and have an eagerness to grow and learn.
There’s many opportunities here so if you want to join Florence, come in, do the work, have a laugh, prove yourself and there will be opportunities to grow and move up within the company.
Where do you see Florence in five years?
In a way at the moment we are the Uber version of an agency, so in five years you’ll want every care home or organisation to think “I need temporary staff, let’s call Florence,” similar to when you want a taxi, the first thought is Uber.
We’ll also have outgrown the UK and we’ll be in multiple countries.
Florence has almost doubled in the last six months and we’ve got no sign of slowing down! Check out our available roles here.