What is or are your nickname(s)?
What is your favourite activity out of work?
Without a doubt its Carp angling! My perfect weekend is camping out by a lake in the countryside with my faithful fishing buddy Pablo (He’s my French bulldog)
I’ve bored many a people at Ring with tales of fish I’ve not managed to catch….
What is the nature of your current role?
So, I have the pleasure of heading up the Retail Business unit and am responsible for delivery of the annual sales budget within our major National Account customers. I’m known for unashamedly describing team ‘Retail’ as being small but perfectly formed as well as high performing. Our team comprises Dan, Martin & Darren (our National Account Managers) along with Kim & Ela (our Coordinators) who collectively make the magic happen!
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The diversity of initiatives & projects to be involved in. Many businesses work in silos which is not the case here at Ring. The traditional boundaries of roles & responsibilities are blurred and that’s a good thing, both for the company and for your own personal development. Consequently, I can honestly say I’ve learnt more in the last 7 years here at Ring than I did in the previous twenty elsewhere.
We are also fast-paced and very busy which I enjoy immensely, you will certainly never be bored…..it really is a curiously addictive business!
Simply put, the people & the culture. There’s a DNA that runs through our business that is sometimes hard to articulate. We have four core values that are central to everything we do whether it be our ‘one team’ approach, the ‘passion’ we have, the ‘respect’ for each other or our unwavering ‘customer focus’. If you work here though you’ll get it, in fact you’ll feel it!
What have you learned about life from kids?
Persistence... have you ever known a toddler give up trying to get their own way!
One passion or 10 hobbies?
One Passion, did I mention I like fishing? :)
Lateness... punctuality is a given not a courtesy
What is your home town famous for?
I’m a Geordie born and bred so we are famous for having the best football team in the world. Well certainly some of the best supporters anyway. Newcastle have been in the wilderness for several years but hopefully this is set to change...