Rob Aris, New Business Manager is with us this week for our Q&A’s session. Rob is responsible for sales in the North of the UK & USA.
What was your first job?
I worked in Dickies Discount grocery store when I was 14
What are you most proud of professionally?
What’s your dream job?
When you were a child what did you want to be?
A grown up
What’s the strangest job you’ve ever done?
Jobs are not strange, people can be strange. But if I had to answer, when I was an apprentice, the owner of our company, who was, and still is, a multi-millionaire. Brought in a gold watch, which was a birthday present for his wife, all nice in a very nice box, and asked me to de-bur the sharp edges on the bracelet strap. Of course I starred at it for about an hour, contemplating the cost of this beautiful watch, and being very scared to touch it. When I finally plucked up the courage to handle it, there was a label hanging off the strap, which stated Winfield £3.99. Which the cheapskate had bought this in Woolworths, no wonder it had sharp edges. So I learnt a massive lesson in life that day, Things are not always what they seem.
Best thing about your job?
It has to be the challenges of breaking into large companies
To connect with Rob and discuss your manufacturing project call +44 (0) 121 486 2526