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Ambitious People: Meet Robin Tossell

July 10, 2022

Name: Robin Tossell
Job Title: Managing Director

How long have you worked at Ambitious Group?

As the Founder of Ambitious, I have been with the company since day 1

What did you do before joining Ambitious Group?

I left school at 18 and started out with two years of bar work in hotels, whilst I decided what to do with my life, and ended up in telecoms sales, both B2C and B2B from the mid 90s until 2003.

Moved into Estate Agency for the next few years, working across both Sales and Lettings in Branch Management and Property Valuations until that came to an end due to the recession in 2008.

Purchased a Property Recruitment Franchised business in 2009, and ran that until I decided to ‘go it alone’, and set up The Ambitious Group in 2014 – I’ve not looked back since!

Can you describe your job in 3 words?

Rewarding, Challenging & Ambitious!

What does a typical day look like for you?

With overall responsibility for the Group, no two days are the same, but my mornings are usually taken up with checking in with our Sales Director first thing, and then visiting each department to see how their mornings are going – lots of problem-solving seems to happen in the mornings for me. I will also check in on the finance and budgeting side of the business for a good hour every morning – very important!

My afternoons are usually taken up with various strategy meetings, internal recruitment (I don’t do any external recruitment anymore these days), dealing with, and actioning my emails (at least 100 each day), speaking / liaising with one or two key clients and setting out the next day’s strategy.

The day always closes with a catch up with our Sales Director (and a nice cup of tea).

Why do you love the property and recruitment sectors?

I’ve always loved the property sector, and having worked in it for a number of years, I think it will always be in my blood. I love the recruitment sector because it is fast-paced, lots of plates are always being spun and as an industry, we are genuinely helping people in their lives – it’s hard work, but absolutely worth it!

What makes you Ambitious?

I’ve always been ambitious (I did name the company The Ambitious Group don’t forget). To me it means we are always striving to do better, always learning, always moving forward and never looking back!

Tell me a random fact about you…

I have an embarrassingly large collection of first edition children’s books – what can I say, it’s a bit of an obsession. I also sing in a choir, but that’s a secret….

Favourite drink?

Depends on the weather – you can’t beat a nice cold beer though! 🍺

Favourite film?

Glengarry Glen Ross 🎥

Favourite band?

So many, but I am into my Mumford & Sons at the moment 🎸

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