In our first instalment of our Spotlight Q&A series, we interview Andy, our Sales & Accounts Manager.
What is your role at Print Creative?
Sales & Account Manager.
Tell us a bit about your career so far…
Prior to joining Print Creative I spent the best part of 14 years working in hospitality. This started out as part-time-beer-money roles whilst at university in bars around Birmingham’s Broad Street and Arcadian Centre, before progressing to several operations roles in branded quick service restaurant companies. I’ve done everything from developing brands from concept to reality, menu development and design to health and safety auditing. When the role at Print Creative was advertised it was a great opportunity to join a business that I knew well as client, and I love working for a business that shares my ambition, passion for great design & high standards of attention to detail.
What does a typical day look like for you?
It varies massively, but always starts with a cup of tea! I’ll generally check emails first thing and review our production schedule for what’s coming in and going out later on that day. I’ll check in with the studio team for an update on live projects, and then crack on with any quotes that need actioning for enquiries we’ve had come in. My afternoon’s will normally feature a visit to one of our trusted production partners in and around Birmingham, and I’ll also visit clients.
What’s the best part about your role at Print Creative?
I love the creative input the whole team have on projects, and being surrounded by such talented colleagues in our design studio.
If you could add one thing to the PC Studio, what would it be?
A foosball table would be nice, but I’m not sure what it would do for productivity…
Before working at Print Creative, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I haven’t done anything too unusual. I did spend my days getting paid to chase peacocks out of greenhouses working for an agency back in my youth. Me and 2 mates did it for a few months and loved every minute of it, and I would say it’s probably the least taxing job I’ve ever had!
What is your favourite thing about Birmingham?
Being so close to everywhere else in the country! I love the fact that within an hour and half I can be at the beach, in London or half way up a mountain in Wales. That or the independent food scene, Digbeth Dining Club comes a very close second.
This is the hardest question of the lot! If I had to pick a cuisine to eat for the rest of my days it would probably be Italian (so basically Pizza). If I had to pick one individual item it’s the Greggs Caramel Custard donut.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Top Gear’s Chris Harris. What a job, and Freddie and Paddy seem like a laugh too.
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
My fiancé Jenna, son Jack and a boat.