How to live with integrity and be the best in your field

Tim Pain is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and in 1999 he formed Verve Group Ltd as a regeneration specialist company. Tim is a director and shareholder of Verve Group Ltd, whose subsidiary Verve Developments Ltd purchased Bedford Heights in 2014.

Bedford Heights is now the home of many growing businesses.

Tim shared the story of his career with Drive members in Bedford, illustrating his 12 rules of business with inspirational stories from the people he has met! Listen here:

Tim’s 12 rules for business and for life

  1. However powerful you become, don’t humiliate people.
  2. Integrity is vitally important.
  3. Treat people as you’d like to treated.
  4. Always prepare and research – don’t wing it.
  5. Believe in what you’re selling.
  6. If you don’t understand, ask.
  7. Subtlety will win over flashiness
  8. It’s not what you know, but who that is important.
  9. If you believe you’re good enough – take a chance. Don’t look back with regret.
  10. Have a big game plan.
  11. Recognise a good thing. It’s better to have something than nothing.
  12. Prove you can be trusted.