In continuation of our Meet The Team blog series, we introduce you to Paul. Paul is our Sales Director here at The Unite Group having started The Unite Group back in 2009. Paul is often out networking and usually finds a way for it to be on the golf course!
We recently had a chat with him to find out a bit more about the role he plays here at The Unite Group and what you can expect from a typical day in Paul’s life…
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Growing up, I wanted to be a professional footballer or a golfer! Ability unfortunately got in the way of either becoming a reality!! I have always had an interest in technology so I guess my 3rd choice has turned out ok! Still practicing the golf as much as possible you never know might make the senior tour yet!!
What is your role at The Unite Group and how did you end up where you are now?
My role here at The Unite Group is the Sales Director. I have worked in technology since leaving school but really enjoy meeting new and current customers and developing our ongoing strategy with the marketing team. So I guess I have the perfect job!
What does a typical day look like at The Unite Group?
In one word a typical day here at The Unite Group is busy! There is always a buzz in the office. We are very lucky to have a great hardworking team who are always customer focused and give 100%. This makes the busy days so much easier!
I also run the FORE biz Newcastle group so I am lucky enough that golf is part of my working day every few weeks. It’s great to network with such a good group of business owners and FORE biz opens opportunities nationwide.
What is your most and least favourite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is always providing a solution that I know will make a difference to our customers. It’s very rewarding to be able to efficiently and cost-efficiently fix the problems customers have sometimes been facing for years.
My least favourite part of the job however has got to be paperwork of any kind!
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has got to be that I once made two holes in one at golf in a 2 week period! I have not been even close to getting another one since!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Believe in yourself and be confident, everyone has self-doubts and it’s normal to feel that way.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years’ time, I see myself hopefully winding down a little and traveling to some of the places on my wish list. I would love to try and see as much of the world as possible with my wife Lorraine.
How do you unwind outside of work?
It’s well known I like a round of golf or two!! So outside of work, you will often find me on the golf course. I am a member at Backworth however I love to visit other courses too as often as possible.