Octopus Investments is a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including healthcare, energy and smaller company investing. Founded in 2000, Octopus manages more than £4.7 billion of funds on behalf of 50,000 investors.
Working closely with financial advisers, we create investment solutions that combine our expertise in smaller company investing with government approved tax reliefs. Our core product range currently includes Venture Capital Trusts, Enterprise Investment Schemes and Inheritance Tax Services offering award-winning solutions for investors looking for capital growth, income generation or capital preservation.
As an entrepreneurial company, we understand what it takes to build a business. We work hand-in-hand with some of the most successful entrepreneurs and management teams in the country to help finance companies capable of creating, transforming or dominating their industry. We invest in both private companies and those listed on the Alternative Investment Market.
Exceptional customer service and a straight talking approach to investing are integral to the way we do business at Octopus. We have twice been voted one of the best 100 smaller companies to work for, and are one of only two fund managers to have ever been rated AAA by Citywire.
Octopus’ success is based on its 350 employees adopting and applying values that make great businesses:
Customer obsession is about putting the customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. We achieve this by listening, by making the complex simple and by delivering on our promises.
Focus on impact is about making things happen. It’s about recognising and avoiding the distractions. And it’s about executing really, really well.
Better and better is about having the humility to recognise that everything can be improved. We want a culture where everyone can put forward ideas and where people at all levels seek out, learn from and react positively to feedback.
Personality matters at Octopus. We want people who are willing to roll up their sleeves, are passionate about what they do, and who retain their humility despite all they achieve. We are honest, open and decent, always.
The purpose of the role is to support our team of Internal and External Business Development Managers by allowing them to be as active and productive as possible. The Sales Support role takes away the pre and post meeting work from the business Development Managers, giving them optimum face to face time with intermediaries.
Other key functions include: providing reliable and useable MI, identifying and qualifying leads, and uncovering/maximising opportunities from all Intermediary contact.
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Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place so, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile
Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.
Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.
At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high-performance culture.