Constantly beating targets and striving to finish ‘top of the shop’
It’s always great to welcome a new member of staff to the AM Services Group family. Here we talk to James McNaney, who joins us with extensive experience in the facilities management sector, to find out a little more about him and his new role in our business development team …
Can you describe the job you do at AMSG?
I have taken on the role of senior business development manager at AMSG, having previously worked as an account director and business development manager for Securitas. My new role involves pursuing opportunities over on the east side of the UK for all aspects of soft facilities management services, as well as being on the look out for opportunities for my colleagues in Washroom & Waste Management and Specialist Cleaning.
What aspect of your new role do you enjoy the most?
I like to collaborate with my colleagues in the different parts of AMSG to add the best value through our offering and develop tailored solutions for our potential clients. I really enjoy working together and rejoicing in the winning of new business together, which is a great fit with the company’s One Team, One Goal vision and values.
How do you motivate yourself?
There are two main things that motivate me. Number one is providing my eight month old son Blake with a better life and better opportunities than the ones I had while growing up. And Number two: I am a very competitive person. I love challenging myself in my personal life with mentally tough endurance events and competing regionally in Crossfit competitions. At work, I enjoy beating targets and striving to finish ‘top of the shop’.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last ten years?
The most important thing I have learnt is that I do not know everything and never will. When I was younger it was fair to say that I thought I knew everything that was worth knowing… I have since come to realise that the journey to continually learn, develop and not make too many assumptions is the long term target and goal.
How do you define success and how do you measure it?
I define success as gaining the respect of your fellow colleagues and team mates as the ‘go to person’ for advice and support, as well as being a significant contributor to the cause.
Tell us one interesting fact about you that we might not know.
At 34 years old, I have lived at 18 different addresses! Over the last four years I have lived at my forever home with my wife and now son with zero motivation to move house again… unless I win the lottery of course.
Also in June of this year I ran the coast to coast route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth (140 miles) solo, in one continuous effort, raising £2,500 for Marie Curie. This cause is very close to my heart, having given considerable help to my Dad when he was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer at the age of 42. I completed the challenge in 39 hours.