Tim StubbingtonBy Rachel Harper
Tim, our Concierge, is the first face that many visitors see on arrival at LBS. Prior to donning the red tie of the security team, his career has been a varied one- he has worked as a bond trader, for Vodafone and as a semi-professional pianist.
Tell us a little about what your job involves…
I am the School's Concierge and have been working in this role for a year. I do have a general security brief but the main focus of the role is to be out in front of the desk meeting and greeting people.The idea is to remove the barrier of the desk and to make it easier to get alongside people and to welcome them. I often also take people to where they need to go on campus.
Which part of the role do you enjoy the most?
This is my favourite time of the year - I like greeting all the new people and getting to know the new students it sets the tone for the next two years.
What’s your best LBS moment so far?
Meeting Sir Alex Ferguson – it was about a year ago when he came in to talk to students on how to be a successful manager.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To have patience and, when people have queries, to try to understand where the queries are coming from.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
In my time as government bond trader, I set up the Canadian government’s bond desk for a large broking house. We became the number one broker in London within a year and remained number one for six years until I left.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Fun-loving, impatient, well-informed (five words for the price of three!)
Where is your favourite place on campus?
It has to be Plowden Reception!
Who would you invite to you dream dinner party?
Matt LeTissier (I'm a big Southampton fan), Elton John, Maynard Ferguson (big band trumpeter)
Tell us something surprising about you…
I used to be a semi-professional pianist, hence inviting Elton John to dinner.
Thanks Tim and see you around on campus.
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