Helen Murray - Account Manager

My FPM Group journey so far...

Well I can hardly believe it but it has almost been 6 months since I joined First Practice Management (FPM) Group as Account Manager and what an eventful few months I have had.

Extreme Weather

I've had the pleasure of meeting many FPM members at several Practice Manager’s meetings around the UK.  I’ve travelled the length and breadth by land, sea and air.

Only I could pick the worst weather day that Britain has seen for several decades to travel on a ferry to Isle of Wight and then drive to Leeds from Portsmouth.  It was quite exciting when the cups started flying off the tables on the boat but positively terrifying seeing all the overturned lorries on the motorway!

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Be Prepared

A lovely practice manager by the name of Marie in Aldershot arranged for me to attend their local meeting via Twitter.  I really enjoy the social media aspect of my role; Twitter and Linkedin are my favourites (you can find me on both of them).  Its great to have so many avenues to gather information and communicate with such a wide audience.  However, my trip to Aldershot wasn’t without the obligatory travel drama... I'm sensing a trend here.

Firstly,  I am a little scared of flying, so when I looked out of the window as we were about to land, I wasn’t expecting to see the wheel of the plane!  Not to mention the flooded fields below.  Secondly, I must remember to ALWAYS carry my toothbrush and hair straighteners – you never know when your flight back to Newcastle may be cancelled at the last minute and you end up stranded in Southampton overnight.

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Brush up on your Geography

Its taken a while but I think I’ve finally cracked it; the UK is a lot bigger than it looks on a map!  I learnt this the hard way by arranging meetings in Essex on one day and Perth the next day.  Thank goodness for trains!  However, what a great opportunity to see fantastic views like this between Gleneagles and Perth in Scotland and on a beautiful day too!

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I have also had the opportunity to attend lots of events with many more booked in for 2014 and it really is great to see so many people and finally put some faces to names. I really enjoy this aspect of my role and speaking with several of you has helped me understand how valuable FPM and our other services are to you. More than anything, I really feel welcomed in to the fold, not only by the FPM Group team, but by you, the members too.  I am always keen to receive your comments and suggestions and would love to hear from you about what you would be interested to read on the blog in future.

As always, for any questions or queries around any of our products and services you can contact me at helen@firstpracticemanagement.co.uk.

Until next week,
Helen


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