A little about me
Life outside of work is just as hectic as in it, with two children aged 14 and 11, they keep me occupied and, on my toes, accordingly! Both play for our local football team, where I help coach the under 12’s girl’s team which is very rewarding.
Talking of football, I’m a lifelong Spurs fan, who is used to the frustration and ‘Spursy’ banter, but they are in my blood and my passion for the club does not waiver.
My other interests are cooking and building stuff in a DIY home project sense. I love designing and building or constructing something, whilst hard work it’s very rewarding when time permits. I’m also rather partial to craft beers and a nice drop of wine, which is the reward at the end of a hard week.
My standout skill is to bring together the people – the team, the customers and the supply chain to make it all happen, and then deliver on our promises.
- Marketing strategy
- Business development
- Leadership and coaching
- Relationship management
- Print production
Experience & Knowledge
- 33 years in the print and direct mail industry, starting out as an apprentice
- General management
- Board director, mergers & acquisitions, business sales and start-ups
- A vast network of customers and partners across all sectors
- B2B marketing and strategy
- Southfields College, Leicester – BTEC Diploma in Print Technology
- University of Oxford – Management Acceleration Programme
- i2i – Sales Leadership programme
- IPIA – Council member
- Royal Mail SMP – Board member
- Xerox – Premier Partner Advisor Council member
Proudest moment working for Eight Plus?
Developing the idea with Rob into a reality, then moving at pace to pull together a team of professionals that I firmly believe are class-leading in their field. We are all very passionate about what we do, how we deliver it and ensuring we are offering something different, always adding value without compromise.
Why do you love working for Eight Plus?
It’s taken me back to my web-offset roots in many respects, but ultimately, it’s about us giving our clients, and prospects, an offer that is compelling and does genuinely stand out from the crowd.
What makes Eight Plus so special/different?
The above and beyond approach, and also the transparency and honesty. We are lucky to have a very experienced team that shares the same values of the core Eight Days business, which means going the extra mile is just part of the day job.
What do you love about the print industry?
Firstly it’s all I know, and could I even do anything else?!? In my 33 years (and counting) time in the industry, it is very rare that a day goes by where I do not learn something new, or get a buzz out of something, even if that is a challenging situation. It’s never dull, that’s for sure!
What moment are you most proud of?
Delivering the first job we did for a significant sized customer, and also their faith and trust in us to know that we would not let them down.