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Meet the Team – Will Awdas
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Meet the Team – Will Awdas

Welcome to our Meet the Team spot. This week we introduce you to another member of the Datashred team, Will Awdas. This spot lets you find out more about his role and responsibilities as well as getting to know a little bit about him as a person.

Will is Internal Sales Manager and has been with the company for 8 years. Will started off as an tele-appointer and has now progressed to manage the very same department. 

He’s a big Sheffield Wednesday fan and enjoys watching cricket, Rugby and most other sports. He also enjoys keeping fit and healthy, particularly going on hikes with his wife. 

Restore Datashred: What book has influenced you the most?

Will Awdas: I really had to think about this one but I’d say the book which has influenced me the most, or which  I have taken the most from, is a book by Richard Reed titles ‘If I could tell you just one thing’. It’s a book in which the author collates various insight & advice about all aspects of life - not just business - from some of the most successful and inspiring people from business, entertainment, politics, sport etc. The book really makes you think about life, the challenges it throws up, and provides practical advice for situations which most people, including myself, can relate to. 

Restore Datashred: What motivates you to succeed? 

Will Awdas: I’ve always been competitive -  a common trait in sales people especially – meaning I always wanted to be the best at what I was doing and so have always worked hard to succeed. Ultimately, I want to feel a sense of personal pride in the things that I do and in my job, and I want my family to be proud of me. Beyond that, paying the mortgage… 

Restore Datashred: What behaviour or personality trait do you attribute your success to and why?

Will Awdas: This is a hard question to answer, but my work ethic has always served me well. I also work well with others which is essential to success in any department/business; everyone has to be pulling in the same direction in pursuit of a common goal, otherwise it won’t work. 

Restore Datashred: What's one thing that surprised you about working at Datashred?

Will Awdas: Probably that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in 8 years but the core group within the business has stayed pretty much consistent. The result is that it still feels a lot like the company I joined as a tele-appointer all those years ago. 

Restore Datashred: What's a trip that changed you and why?

Will Awdas: The time I spent in Cambodia during my early 20s was the most eye opening trip I’ve ever taken. The people there were incredibly poor and many had suffered personally at the hands of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship during the late 1970s. Despite this, they were incredibly warm and friendly and had a perspective on (and appreciation for) life that I found to be very inspiring. 

Restore Datashred: What's one thing most people don’t know about you?

Will Awdas: Unfortunately, I don’t have any secrets to share. What you see is pretty much what you get… Sorry!

Thanks for taking the time to speak with us Will, it’s been great getting to find out a bit more about you.  

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Catch us in the same spot next week to meet another member of our team.