Senior Account Manager, Softcat
Blair graduated from the University of Hull in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Rehabilitation. During his time at the University of Hull, Blair undertook placements in both a professional sporting environment, with Hull FC and Scunthorpe United, and also in a clinical setting with BodyFixed Clinic. Blair’s Dissertation focussed on the relationship between strength and range of movement of the shoulder joint in rugby union players.
After graduation, Blair opted to step away from sport science and test his skills in the field of sales. In September 2014 he joined the UK’s leading IT Solution Provider, Softcat, as an Account Manager. Two and a half years later, as a Senior Account Manager, Blair is now responsible for a small subset of clients ranging from 100 employees all the way to well-known multi-national organisations. His role requires him to hold technical conversations with IT Directors that have been in the industry for well over 30 years. Blair firmly believes that the SHES programme helped him to develop the necessary communication skills for success within the information technology sector.
Blair will be leading a seminar featuring a Q&A with Opening Address speaker, Ryan Wade, where he will outline the variety of career options in sales, what a job in sales entails and where to look for jobs.