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We are very pleased to welcome Ben, our new Showroom Manager to our team. Rather then tell you about him ourselves, here’s his story in his own words…
Hi everyone, it’s nice to meet you!
My name is Ben and I’m super excited for what’s to come in my career at New Image as Tile Showroom Manager. I left college in the summer of 2011 when I started work with a local and reputable tiling business Jake Richmond Ceramics Ltd. It was then my passion for all things tiles, bathrooms and kitchens evolved. It allowed me to develop my tiling skills so that I was able to gain a good, quality understanding on what works well together both practically and creatively. It taught me that attention to detail is key, to the point where I find myself assessing grout lines in every restaurant and cafe!
After 3 years as a tiler, I became store manager of nationwide tiling retailer Topps Tiles. This allowed me to share my skills and knowledge with both colleagues, customers and other tilers in the industry. My passion for tiling continued to grow as quickly as did my knowledge of the products. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people who share similar interests as me, so it means I’ve been able to talk all things tiles, bathrooms and kitchens with others who are also passionate about the work they’re planning or carrying out.
5 years flew by and it was time for a new challenge, so I took the plunge and started work as the tile Showroom Manager at New Image. I’m extremely excited to support a local business that I’ve been so fond of for so many years. We recently kitted out our kitchen, hallway and bathroom in the Montana tiles from New Image because of their exceptional quality and affordable prices. Not only do I believe in their products but the help and advice I’ve personally received from their store when renovating my own house was commendable. So I’m very excited to see what the future will bring with my career at New Image.
Outside of work I am a huge football fan and I often trek up to Nottingham for the day to watch my favourite team play. Some call me mad, not only because I spend so much time travelling just to watch a 90 minute match, but also because of my choice of team… You reds!!!
Aside from football, I have my fiancé, a dog and two chickens. I’m looking forward to getting married in Thailand, a country I’ve never been to but very excited to experience with our families.
Our rescue dog, Dylan, is turning 3 years old. He’s a Collie x Australian Kelpie and still has bundles of energy! So, if I’m not on the road to Nottingham at 6am, you’re likely to find me in a field throwing a ball for Dylan!
Our chickens, although both female, are called Dudley and Doris. I agreed with my fiancé that we could get them in exchange for a year’s subscription of Sky Sports… the things you’ll do for (football) love, hey?
Anyway, that’s enough about me. Why not pop into New Image for a chat about all things tiles? I look forward to seeing you soon!