Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Meeting With. Phil Scott, Head of Software Development at NBS

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Meeting With. Phil Scott, Head of Software Development at NBS

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What is the best thing about your job? The sense of being able to make a positive difference each day that I walk through the front door of our office, whether that be to the customers that use the software applications we develop or the team members I work with on a daily basis. I work with an incredibly talented team. Everyone has their own individual style and set of skills and I love to see members of my team develop and progress in their own careers with my support. I wouldn't be where I am now in my career if it wasn't for colleagues who have helped me.

I also love getting to go out on the road to demonstrate the software my teams develop and see the positive impact it can have on our customers businesses.

What is your proudest achievement? Becoming head of software development at NBS. In 2005, I started as an apprentice with NBS. Although education and the concept of constant learning and development is very important to me, I had decided that I was ready to get into work and university wasn't for me at that particular time. Through lots of hard work, dedication, learning and the support of the NBS management and wider colleagues, I've really been able to progress in my career.

What advice would you give to someone starting in your career? Be passionate about the subject you are getting into and never stop looking for opportunities to learn. The whole digital/ technology space is moving at a rapid pace. You don't want to be left behind. There is nothing better than having members of your team who have a passion for technology and are always innovating to come up with new solutions to our ever changing challenges.

What individual has inspired you the most and why? My wife Selina. She has shown me how you can achieve what you want to when you really put your mind to it. Whether that be travelling around the world or setting up her own successful business, she has really demonstrated that she is fearless, selfless and ambitious. …

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