Getting to Know Simon, Account Manager
Summarise your role at Salamander in just one paragraph
I’m part of the sales team – I look after various customer accounts, assist with design queries, provide quotes for projects and keep our customers informed about the status of their order and the expected delivery date.
What’s your absolute favourite part of the job?
I really enjoy meeting new customers, establishing their requirements and tailoring an order to suit them. I also like the challenge of solving any problems that may arise during a project.
Share an interesting fact that we might not know about you
Everyone with the same surname as me in the whole of England, is related to me!
Which one word would your Salamander colleagues use to describe you?
And the word you think best describes Salamander?
Why do you personally think Salamander stands out from its competitors?
Salamander is one of the few skilled one-stop shops around, where you can go from the initial design to powder coating the finished product – all completed under the same roof! We also offer our customers a diverse range of high-quality products.
The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who would it be?
A company that wants to utilise our robust fabrication knowledge to help develop a project, which then results in regular orders.
What’s the most personally satisfying moment in your Salamander career so far?
I managed to secure one of Salamander’s largest orders to date, within less than 12 months of joining the business.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Apologies for the cliché, my dream was to be a professional footballer as I was a promising young prospect!
What is the biggest challenge facing the sheet metal manufacturing industry over the next 12 months?
The global recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic and the staggered regrowth of the industry from country to country.