Meet the consultant… Pete Britten
1. In a nutshell, what does your role involve?
In my role as a consultant, I specialise in project management and am responsible for managing a variety of projects, from technology transformation to culture change.
It’s my job to manage any risks and issues that occur throughout the project, enabling us to deliver a solution that benefits and adds value to the customer’s organisation.
2. What do you love about your job?
The best part about my job is being able to engage with a variety of people from all different walks of life, from senior stakeholders to end users. I’m very much a people pleaser, so it’s great that my job involves offering solutions to make people’s lives easier.
3. What first drew you to consultancy?
I actually stumbled upon consultancy by accident when looking for a job. I was invited to a recruitment day at Entec Si and ended up falling for the people and values behind the company.
It was so refreshing to find an organisation that wasn’t just looking for someone with the relevant skillset, but also someone with the right personality fit and passion for positive change.
4. What are your professional goals for the coming year?
I’d like to focus on broadening my professional knowledge and switching my mindset from that of a traditional project manager to more of an all-round consultant. This will involve developing my skills so that I’m able to help clients add value to all different areas of their businesses.
I’m also planning on completing my Agile project management qualification in the near future.
5. Your most memorable moment at Entec Si to date?
The first project I managed, was a wi-fi network replacement for a local council, which included two council buildings, a local waste depo and local libraries. I was up at the crack of dawn to test the wi-fi and although the experience was challenging, it was also very rewarding.
The new network had a really positive impact, and the client was extremely grateful, so it was a really proud moment for me professionally and personally.
6. What are you most passionate about, both inside and outside of work?
I’m very passionate about being able to build relationships with my clients and think it’s very important to be able to take their opinions on board and adapt your approach to fit in with their needs.
Outside of work, I’m very passionate about food and love to cook. I’m also a bit of a technology nerd and love all things computers. I even enjoy taking things apart and rebuilding them to understand how they work!
7. If you could have dinner with one influential figure, who would it be and why?
A mountain biker called Martyn Ashton, who was my inspiration for getting into the sport myself. A few years ago, he had an accident that left him paralyzed, but this didn’t stop him.
He designed a bike that enabled him to carry on doing what he loves and following a personal accident, his story really inspired me to push through and overcome the barriers I was facing.
Published: Jul 8, 2021
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