Meet the team: Introducing Ben Dotesio-Eyers

We’ve all had great fun getting to know car enthusiast Ben since he joined MacKenzie King to look after the Bury St Edmunds area. It’s as if we’ve employed a walking, talking encyclopaedia – you can’t start a conversation without a brilliant ‘fun fact’ being added by Ben and he loves to keep us laughing with his sharp wit (around his hard work, of course).

So we thought we’d ask Ben a couple of questions so you can get to know him a little better too.

Let’s start with the professional stuff…

What makes MK different to other places you’ve worked?

“Lots of companies describe themselves as invested in their staff or having a family feel, but MK is the only business that I’ve worked at where this runs through everything they do. Everyone is nurtured individually, and their efforts celebrated – it’s super inclusive and I love that”

What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?

“100% the candidate journey! We are able to talk to our candidates on a friendship level, cracking the odd joke or even speaking very openly with them about the opportunities available. I love building those relationships and that makes placements even more rewarding.”

What do you find most challenging in your role?

“Rejection. There is so much value in what we do and the incredibly talented pool of candidates registered with us, but sometimes it is just getting in front of the right people that can be a challenge and being able to let hiring managers know how we can help. But, as everyone knows, I’m not one to give up.”

Getting more familiar…

What did you want to be when growing up?

“A racing driver for FIA GT3. My dad used to take me to all the big UK tracks to watch them and the experience was unforgettable as we always had pit passes and a box on the last corner of Brands Hatch.”

If given the chance, who would you like to be for the day?

“Well …insane cars, phenomenal workshop, and one of the most skilled drivers in the world – it has to be Mad Mike Whiddett.”

In case you’re also thinking who? Like we did, he’s a Red Bull sponsored drifting racer.

Do you have a favourite quote?

It seems Ben loves a quote but the one that made us laugh (and equally nervous) is “You can get away with murder with a smile on your face!”

What advice would you give to your younger self?

“Don’t be led by other people’s opinions and don’t let other people’s opinions of you stop you doing what you want to do. As I say to my candidates, opportunities are there to be taken and if you feel it’s right, take that leap.”