Our ‘Meet the Team’ series is designed so that you can get to know us friendly folk at GKD a little bit better.
Next up, we’ve got our Inside Sales Manager, Jack.
What’s your name, job title and how long have you been at GKD?
I’m Jack Thomas and my role is Inside Sales Manager. I’ve been at GKD for two years and three months now.
Before you joined GKD where did you work/what did you do?
Prior to GKD, I worked for a high-end cleaning company in London as an acting Sales Manager (6 months contract). We supplied The Shard, The O2 and many other customers within that sector with anything from soaps to appliances. The 6 month contract gave me the opportunity to leap out of my comfort zone and into the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the big smoke.
I have always been in a customer-facing job role, from being a retail store manager to senior recoveries agent for an insurance company.
What do you like about your job?
I find sales and customer service to be a rewarding and challenging career. The more effort you put into it, the more you certainly get back. Sales to me isn’t all about how many items can you sell. It’s about growing relationships and confidence with your customer.
What are you looking forward to over the next six months?
Within GKD – the growth of our business within the industry. New products and hopefully being able to see, as many customers face to face as possible.
Personal life – CHRISTMAS BREAK, horse racing meetings and hopefully seeing Manchester United win a game against a team within the Top 6!
Tell us about those phrases you picked to describe yourself!
Honest and Open: I find being honest and open in all walks of life requires less effort than the opposite. I’d like to think people find me approachable and easy to be around, as I am quite an open book.
Career Driven: Whatever job I have been in, I have always tried my hardest to work my way up the ladder. I always let my hard work and determination do the talking. I am certainly not one to shy away from putting myself out there.
Sporty: I have played a fair amount of sports in my 28 years of existence. Badminton, Basketball, Rugby, Football. However I find Golf to be my favourite sport to play. It is the toughest to get right, but it is very rewarding when they do! I also love going to the gym, I am a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist. One day I would like to start my own Weekend Bootcamp.
Try anything once: Exactly what it says on the tin (within reason!)
Loves a good ale: I moved away from the standard beers pretty quickly, in the early years of my drinking career. Whilst my friends we’re ordering Carlings etc, I’d be sampling a stout, IPA or bitter (sometimes). I am a member of The Beer 52 Club, so I get to try 12 new beers a month.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Jack. You can get to know more of our team members below.