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News: Meet the Team – Jon Campbell

January 18, 2021

Jane Wright

Meet The Team
For the return of Meet the Team, we spoke with one of our longstanding members of staff, Jon Campbell.  Jon’s role as Quality Assurance Manager, means he works closely with our team of Paraplanners, providing help and guidance where needed.
What led you to this career?

 

Like most people in finance, I just kind of fell into it really. I graduated from University with a Degree in Town Planning, knowing that it wasn’t something that I was interested in pursuing. I was looking at a few different options, when I saw a vacancy for a trainee Mortgage Adviser. I was offered the position and the rest is history really. From there, I trained as a Wealth Manager and was fortunate enough to work in Spain and Malaysia, before coming back to the UK to work for PLUS.

 

What’s a trip that changed you & why?

 

Bali imageI travelled around South East Asia with a friend when I was 21. I know it’s cliché to say that travelling changed you, but seeing how happy some of the local people were, despite having virtually nothing, genuinely did change my outlook on things.

 

If you could trade places with anyone for a day who would it be?

 

Jimi Hendrix imageI’m really into my music, and have played guitar in a few bands over the years. I’d love to trade places with Jimi Hendrix in his hey day- if he was still alive!

 

What’s the top destination on your bucket list?

 

I had a Caribbean cruise cancelled last summer due to Covid, so anywhere in the Caribbean would be good!

 

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?

 

My girlfriends a dance teacher and doesn’t get home from work until 9 p.m., so I do most of the cooking at home, and even cooked Christmas dinner for my family this year.  I’m not too bad to be fair, but I’d definitely like to get better & get some different recipes under my belt.

 

I play 5 a side football usually too, so am looking forward to when we’re allowed to play again when lockdown ends!

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