Curium Solutions – Simplified Change Management, Birmingham, West Midlands

Adam Farrow

Director and Co-founder

What you do at Curium?

When we started Curium in 2008 I was working as a consultant, running some exciting projects and programmes for the likes of Boots, Whitbread and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PS3).  As the company grew, I moved more to ‘back office’ to run the business day-to-day, effectively as COO looking after Finance, Operations, Legal and HR. My focus now is on the strategic direction of the business and making sure we have the right people in the right seats doing the things they love.

 

What you enjoy about working at Curium?

First and foremost, it’s the people. We are incredibly lucky to have such a great bunch working at Curium and I keep pinching myself on Team Days when I look around the room at the talent that we’ve been able to attract.  The spirit in the camp is fantastic and the team genuinely enjoys each other’s company.

The challenge of growing a business is fascinating and not for the feint-hearted!  I am lucky to be going on this journey with great friends (who happen to be colleagues!) who, above all else, demonstrate a level of teamship and unconditional loyalty that is impossible to show full appreciation for.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Outside of work my passions are family, golf, reading and more recently cycling (seemed inevitable once I hit 40!).  My daughter and son take the lions share of our time which means the odd trip to the golf range is as close as I get to my one true sporting passion.  Fortunately, the other directors at Curium are rubbish at golf so I don’t need to practice much to take the prizes!

 

What has made you proud in the past year?

We’ve had an incredible 12 months, working with great clients and playing to our passion of empowering potential.  The recognition of the various awards we have won, culminating in Business of the Year 2018, has been fantastic however this is far out-stripped by the pride I have in the Curium team.

The feedback from clients across the board is that every individual in Curium really lives our values on a daily basis – we have so many incredible and inspirational stories on the positive impact we have with the individuals we work with and watching them develop and succeed gives us enormous satisfaction.