Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 94

MOVERS&SHAKERS Four New Sales People and an Apprentice » » LOOK THROUGH THE beautifully crafted windows of Yorkshire’s Quickslide premises and you’ll see the inner workings of a fenestration company who considers itself a ‘community investor’. Quickslide takes the notion of Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, and has a history of nurturing those who are new to the world of work by employing them through its successful apprenticeship scheme. One of their most recent recruits, Charlotte Gilbert, started with the company in January 2017 and has since excelled both herself, and the firm’s marketing collateral. Charlotte explained why Quickslide became her first employer: “I chose an apprenticeship rather than university because I work well with people and enjoy a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. I wanted a role which would provide me with opportunities to develop my skills quickly, and grow within the business I worked for. When I accepted the position, I was making a choice between this, and another job offer. I liked the intimate office environment Quickslide has and felt that I would have the chance to take on more responsibility much faster than anywhere else.” Working alongside Marketing Manager Sandra Berg, Charlotte has used her millennial status to radically overhaul Quickslide’s email campaigns and social media presence, giving the company’s followers a regular and often interactive update on everything from award-winning products, to quality marketing support, to specialist profile bending services. Charlotte is eager for her ‘impressions’ to reach far further than just an online audience, though. As of January 2019, her step up to full time employment comes with an ambition to indulge in the unknown territories of event planning and PR opportunities: “Going forward I hope to get involved in a lot more. I look forward to seeing where Quickslide can take me, and how I can progress upwards from Marketing Assistant to roles such as Marketing Executive and Marketing Coordinator. It’s also a chance to make sure the relationship with our trade customers continues to flourish, as we’ll be able to provide them with their own branded material in house.” Secondly, as a company that prides itself on the quality and depth of its customer service, Quickslide, is further pleased to announce the addition of four new sales team members, which the manufacturer says will further improve the service and support it offers to its trade partners. Quickslide apprentice, Charlotte Trevor Copley, who brings with him previous experience of working within the window fabrication industry, joins as an Order Processor. “I’m looking forward to learning more about the large range of products at Quickslide,” he commented, “building relationships with customers and colleagues and using my 32 years of experience in the industry to further enhance any future roles at the company.” Tracy Wilson – who previously worked at Quickslide in the customer services department – returns to the fold as a Sales Account Manager. Tracy said: “I’m really happy to be back at Quickslide, and while my short- term goals have been to establish excellent working relationships with my customers, my long-term goal is to help them grow their businesses, which will in turn allow Quickslide to grow too.” Sales Account Managers Stephen Kelsey and Joshua Boyes, both of whom also have previous industry experience, complete the new team line-up. Tom Swallow, Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome the new members of our sales team, and I’m especially pleased to see Tracy again as she re-joins the Quickslide family. Tracy used to manage our customer services department, so she’s perfectly placed and understands things from the post-sale point of view as well, which helps massively. All four have a really positive attitude, are committed to the customer experience and understand the importance of continuous improvement. Their combined industry experience is also a distinct advantage. Stephen, for instance, started manufacturing windows at the age of 16 and worked his way up from there, so he’s always lived and breathed this industry.” www.quickslide.co.uk 94 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M