This edition of ‘Meet the Team Monday’ introduces James Foulkes, aphroditerentals.com’s new(ish) Business Executive!
James started working here in January after he swapped life in Brighton for a job here, in sunny Cyprus and he’s loving it! Not only does he live in a villa here on Resort, but also lives in Hestiades Green meaning he has the shortest commute to work out of everyone here, lucky boy.
James is a friendly and funny chap so don’t be afraid to pop your head into the office and say hi! He’s also agreed to answer some personal questions so keep reading…
Tell us a little more about yourself James:
Hello, my name is James and I am originally from Brighton in the United Kingdom. I moved to Cyprus in the autumn of 2016 and have loved every minute of it!
What is your dream job?:
Ever since I went on a family holiday to New York when I was younger, I have always wanted to experience the hustle and bustle working as a stockbroker on Wall Street.
What are your hobbies?:
I am a massive football fan! I currently own a season ticket for my local team, Brighton and Hove Albion, who have recently been promoted to the Premier League for the first time. I will be flying back as often as I can to see them play the likes of Liverpool at Anfield and Arsenal at the Emirates!
Tell us about your time at University:
I studied Business and Management at Brunel University in London. I had a fantastic time and my course even involved a year in industry where I was placed in a project management role at Nissan Motors European HQ.
Where were you working and what were you doing prior to aphroditerentals.com?:
My most recent job prior to moving to Cyprus was a sales role for Virgin Active in Brighton. This is a gym franchise and I primarily sold gym memberships to local businesses and the general public. I purposely chose this role as I hadn’t previously worked in a sales environment and wanted to obtain a new skill.
What would you say is the most satisfying part of your job at aphroditerentals.com?:
The variety. My current job title is ‘Business Executive’ which enables me to get involved in a whole host of different projects. Whether that be marketing and updating our social media platforms, maintaining the booking calendars and websites, creating tenancy agreements, conducting property viewings and much, much more. It’s great because it almost guarantees that no day will be the same so it really keeps you on your toes!
How do you like to unwind after work?:
I enjoy going to the gym 3-5 times per week, primarily to lift weights. I have also started to play 5-a-side football on Thursday evenings and tennis at the weekends.
Away from sports I also enjoy researching companies and privately investing in stocks and shares, probably as close as I will ever get to Wall Street!
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