Who Are Yer? // Kris Shepherd

In this 'Who Are Yer' Kris Shepherd revelas all. Kris is Area Sales Manager covering everywhere north of London.


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Name: Kris Shepherd

Company: Western Union Business Solutions

Job Title: Area Sales Manager

What does the business do: Western Union Business Solutions enables companies of all sizes to send and receive cross-border payments and manage foreign exchange. With deep expertise in moving funds around the globe, access to over 130 currencies, and a global financial network spanning more than 200 countries and territories, we help companies spend less time managing international financial transactions and more time growing their businesses.

We have extensive experience working with clients in a variety of sectors, including import and export, wine and spirits, agriculture, mining, and non-profit. We also offer customised solutions for legal, financial and educational institutions.

Where can we find you: kris.shepherd@westernunion.com 07841 525 412

What are three words to describe yourself: Hungry, Driven, Passionate

What are you most looking forward to about getting back into the office: Hearing a noisy sales team do what they do best.

Favourite sports team: Leeds United

Favourite Band/Artist: Ed Sheeran

Best Business Moment in Your Life: Ongoing, my current journey at Western Union Business Solutions.  I started as a Business Development Manager in 2016, promoted to Senior Business Development Manager in 2019 and I now manager the North of the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

What advice would you give to 18-year-old you: Don’t over think it, just be you.

What restaurant were you most looking forward to returning to following lockdown: Issho or Tattu in Leeds.

What bar/pub were you most looking forward to returning to following lockdown: My local, The Junc.

Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Aniston

Your Business Heroes are: Ben Francis, Gymshark.  It’s unbelievable what this young man has accomplished in such little time.

What superhero would you be: Superman

Complete this sentence ‘The New Normal is…’ horrendous without pubs.

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