Will Harwood (Success Story)

Business Development – Internship

After graduating from the University of Chichester with a degree in Accounting and Finance, and having a strong passion for numbers, I decided business development would be the right career path for me. I was fortunate to join the fantastic LWS Marketing team as a Business Development Intern working alongside Business Development and Founding Director, Claire Love.

My degree taught me a great deal about accounting and finance but my internship with LWS Marketing enabled me to apply this knowledge and expand my skills. I wasn’t sure if business or marketing was suited to me so the internship allowed me to test the water. Now I am swimming and learning about business strategy and marketing has only made me hungrier to further my career in business and learn even more.

From Day 1 I started learning Xero, the accounting system used by the company, and then went on to produce invoices and detailed financial reports, such as balance sheets and profit and loss accounts. Working alongside Claire I created sales proposals and engaged in client meetings with the aim of winning business for the company. But what was also great and what I enjoy is the variety and the constantly changing atmosphere.

My internship enabled me to work with an amazing group of people, who I have learnt so much from through their unique experiences and skill sets. On completing my internship I was offered a permanent role in business development with LWS Marketing and am now set on having a business career and passionate about helping LWS move forward and grow as a business.

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