ryanRyan Hill

National Accounts Executive

My first animal technician/ancillary role was at 15.  I covered maternity leave at Nottingham University through the summer holidays. I then returned for Easter holidays and a second summer at 16.

At 17, I began my first official animal tech position with Envigo at their Hillcrest site. I was at Envigo for six enjoyable months before moving on to Agenda.

I joined Agenda to travel and gain more experience in a variety of facilities. I was based in London working at UCL Institute of Child Health and UCL Central. I lived and worked in London for 8 months where I gained more experience and even better knowledge of my role as an animal technician. I thoroughly enjoyed working in London; however, I needed a job closer to home.

I then took on the role of animal technician at Sheffield University for just over two years. Here I gained my Level 2 IAT Qualification along with a great deal of hands on experience. I was half way through my IAT Level 3 Qualification when got the opportunity of joining Datesand.

I have now been with Datesand for 7 months as the teams National Accounts Executive where I have met some amazing people and had the chance to catch up with old friends and new within the industry. My career continues to develop in to one that I am very proud of and I look forward to delivering and enjoying more in the future.

I feel very lucky that in the last 7 month I have travelled across the UK and parts of Europe.

I love the challenge and I will continue to push myself as time progresses. I have always aspired to do a sales role within the industry. I believe I have found the one best suited to me.

My main job role as a national accounts executive is to…

  • Meet with people across the UK & Ireland to learn about their facilities and specific needs.
  • Ensure our customers are happy and getting the best possible service at all times
  • Administrative work such as reports, quotations and follow ups


Hobbies and interests –

I play Rugby union through the winter and I have recently joined a rugby league team to carry on playing through the summer. I also enjoy keeping fit and going to the gym.

Snowboarding is a big passion of mine and I get away every year and have done so for the past 3 years. At least once a year I attend one of the major UK music festivals but to be honest I spend most of my time working and eating!








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