Meet our Audit Assistant Manager

Bradley Howell

Name: Bradley Howell

Role: Assistant Manager – Audit

What’s the best bit about your job?

For me I have always enjoyed the challenge involved in the work. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it is hard work, but that’s what makes it rewarding. I always think that anything worth having isn’t going to be easy.

The culture of Saffery is really important to the business and the people within it – what do you think you bring to the team and what do you contribute?

Co-heading up the social committee for the office allows me to organise lots of what are hopefully fun events across the year to bring everyone together. It is very cliché, but the people at Saffery make it a much better place to work.

If you weren’t doing this role, what might you be doing?

Like most other young boys, I grew up wanting to be a professional footballer, but realised at a very young age that I wasn’t talented enough, so that went out the window pretty fast.

But during school I always enjoyed physics and if I didn’t study economics at university I would have studied that. The areas which I had the most interest in were astrophysics and theoretical physics, much of the subjects popularised by the work of Stephen Hawking. So probably something to do with that.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Anything to do with sport probably sums up what I enjoy most outside of work. Whether it’s sitting in the pub and watching, or playing myself, and everything in between. If I had to give you a few that I enjoy playing most I would have to say football, squash and golf.

Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know

I ran a 15km tough mudder last summer. I went into it thinking it would be a ‘walk in the park’ so to speak, but I was very wrong. I am very glad I did it and the endorphins hit after made it worth it, however I am not in a rush to do another one anytime soon.

Who or what inspires you?

I don’t think anyone in particular I would say inspires me, and I am more driven by the fear of failure as much as anything else and letting myself down in anything that I do.

What’s your favourite place in Dorset?

I grew up in Hampshire and only moved to Dorset 3 years ago so am probably not very well versed in all my favourite places here. I do however enjoy the beach, although not so much in the winter!

Give 3 words to describe yourself

Sporty, nerdy, pubby.