Earlier this month we met our Goods In Speicalist, Simon Kinsley. As part of a series, we are giving you the chance to meet the people behind our products, the people that answer the phone when you call us, the people that make Inivos the experts in infection prevention and control. This week we meet our Regional Manager for Scotland and Northern England, Ben Kilbey.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day consists of meeting with the key stakeholders at our clients and prospect trusts ensuring we are supporting them with our technology and sharing data and studies with potential clients to help them with their infection challenges and make an informed choice in choosing Inivos as their preferred supplier for all their decontamination technology.
What is something only a few people know about you?
Tricky question! I am Gloucestershire born and bred but live in Glasgow, Scotland!
How did you get into your area of work?
I have had a passion for cleaning equipment and cleaning practice since boyhood when my Dad had his own business supplying cleaning and janitorial supplies. Since then, I worked for a care home supplies distributor in Scotland for 7 years as regional business development manager before joining Inivos.
What is it about your industry that inspires you?
The NHS is an amazing organisation that is the envy of the world, every day in spite of a challenging situation the staff achieve remarkable things under enormous pressure with a can-do attitude.
Ben Kilbey (right) and Tracy Flynn (center), CEO of Ayrshire Hospice. The RRT supported the hospice at their winter fair last month, providing 1500 free meals.
Imagine there are now 25 hours in a day, what would you do with that extra hour?
Good question – but an important one, spending time with my family and keeping our two boys occupied, getting out into the countryside and exploring new places or sat on the beach with a beer!
What are your interests outside of work?
I am a volunteer for the Rapid Relief Team and have been for 10 years. This is an organisation I am extremely passionate about.
From your time here at Inivos, tell me about a work achievement that you are most proud of.
If I have saved a patient from harm, improved their quality of life or enabled them to receive better healthcare faster – that would be hugely rewarding. Its my ‘Why’!
What advice do you have for someone just starting out in your area of work?
Never stop learning, research and network constantly, build relationships and just be you – the authentic version!
Thanks for your time, Ben!
We hope you enjoyed meeting Ben, keep an eye out for the next post in our series when we will be meeting Andrew Rivett from our finance department.