In the May spotlight

Tuesday 21st May, 2013
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This week we are introducing Colin Thompson who is one of our Client Relationship Managers. This is our chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.

Role: I really enjoy my role as a CRM as it includes lots of variety. I can be delivering a compliance based presentation to a Board of Directors, training new consultants on Umbrella / Limited Company options, helping branches with pay or technical issues or sharing a few beers with consultants. Ultimately my role is to ensure agencies and consultants receive the service they need from a payroll provider as their support is vital to our success as a company.

About me: I've been at PayStream for almost 5 years after moving from the banking industry. I'm married with 2 children aged 7 and 6 who seem to make more and more of the decisions in my house as they get older.

Career / Personal high: I competed for the British Triathlon Age Group team at the 2012 European Long Distance Championships and touch wood, will finish an MBA this year.

Likes: I was formerly a golf addict but the only downside of the lunches and beers we get to share with consultants was an increasing waistline, so I now spend most of my spare time training for triathlons which I really enjoy. I also love malt whisky and am a member of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society. My son has been playing rugby for 3 years and although it's time consuming, it's a highlight of my weekend chauffeuring him to matches to watch him play. My daughter comes up with increasingly elaborate schemes to persuade me to buy her things, I know I'm spoiling her but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Dislikes: Travelling around the country and seeing different cities is a great perk of the job but the traffic jams I regularly find myself stuck in can bring me close to tears. I try to make use of the time wasted whilst stuck in traffic by listening to French language CD's, I should be fluent by now but I'm far from it!



My son has been playing rugby for 3 years and although it's time consuming, it's a highlight of my weekend chauffeuring him to matches to watch him play.