February 19, 2020

Getting to know Tristan, Sales Manager

Summarise your role at Salamander in just one paragraph
I guide my team to help drive the company forward. This is done by setting targets and plans, in order to maximise new business development , and nurture – and support – existing customers. We are constantly looking at new ways of staying ahead of our competitors.


What’s your absolute favourite part of the job?
I most enjoy the variation that comes with working with such a broad client base across many sectors – it’s never a dull day!


Share an interesting fact about you that we might not know
I was one of a handful of people to fly on Concorde the day it came out of service.


Which one word would your Salamander colleagues use to describe you?
Confident.


And the word you think best describes Salamander?
Family.


Why do you personally think Salamander stands out from its competitors?
The level of service can be very personal – we always aim to ensure that our communication is clear, and often.


The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who would it be?
Amazon – they have their fingers in so many pies!


What’s the most personally satisfying moment in your Salamander career so far?
Seeing the business grow on many levels, and not just concerning our turnover. I’ve seen several exciting changes in the eight years I have been here, and it’s been great to see us both flourish – financially and professionally.


What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I’ll let you know when it happens – I always fancied being a train driver!


What is the biggest challenge facing the sheet metal manufacturing industry over the next 12 months?
Staying ahead of the game. We’re in quite a saturated industry and are based in a highly competitive location. The challenge is to make sure we look after people and keep looking at new ways in which to improve – whether that’s via investing in technology or putting systems in place to give us that all-important advantage.

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