Getting to know our New Additions: Meeting the Team

Oct 21, 2020

We at hi-impact are delighted to share that over the last few weeks, we have added three new members to our growing team; a Curriculum Consultant, a Sales & Marketing Assistant, and an IT Support Technician!

As is hi-impact tradition, all three of Lloyd, Robyn and Rich have opted to take part in our informal (and rather silly!) staff interviews; granting both ourselves and our readers a bit of clarity on their personality, their job role, and what they can bring to their respective departments.

Let’s begin!

 

 

Robyn Ashton

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Where did you grow up? In America. I started school in Norway!

 

Where did you go to school? I went to St Mary’s Catholic College for secondary and then Calday Grange Grammar for A-Level. 

 

What was your first job? I worked in Primark when I turned 16. 

 

How long have you been working in sales? Since November 2019, not long 🙂 

 

What interested you most about hi-impact when you were applying? JAKE! Haha 🙂 Definitely how passionate Kylie and Alan were about the potential role and the team I would be joining. 

 

How are you settling in so far, and is this work atmosphere any different from your previous workplace? I have been settling in really well thank you, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. I really loved working at Tranmere, but circumstances change and I’m really grateful for the opportunity here! It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun. 

 

How important do you feel things like charisma and showmanship are to being a successful salesperson? Very important! It’s also good to be personable, and not scruffy 🙂

 

If you could give any advice to aspiring salespeople, what would it be? Have fun and show passion about what you’re offering to people. It gets them excited with you and they’re more inclined to want to be part of it. 

 

As the obsidian smoke cloud dissipates, absorbed by the fiendish, gaping mouth formed by the clouds of the blood red sky, whose figure remains; their haunting shadow proudly cast upon the singed, sickly brown grasslands…the marketer or the salesperson? Marketer (the sales person arises out the smoke ready to knock your socks off with the marketers product).

 

Cats or dogs? (This is the most important question of all!) I love both, but dogs for sure! 

 

 

Lloyd Walker

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Where did you grow up? I grew up in Wallasey but have spent most of my adult life in London.

 

Where did you go to school? I went to the Mosslands School in Wallasey.

 

What was your first job? I was a kitchen assistant in an old people’s home.

 

How long have you been working as a teacher? I am currently in my 6th year as a qualified teacher.

 

What interested you most about hi-impact when you were applying? Lots interested me, the variety in the job was very attractive but also it was a position that gave me time doing the things I enjoy most in teaching.

 

At what point did you realise that being a teacher was the right job for you? After I completed my law degree I spent time in Switzerland looking after two french children, it made me realise that when I returned to the UK I wanted to pursue a career in education; it was a brilliant experience. 

 

What would you describe as the proudest moment of your career so far? When a child with dyslexia told me that I had made them realise that they can do anything just like everyone else because they only think differently so only need to change how they do things. 

 

If a child approached you and told you they didn’t enjoy school, what’s the best piece of advice you could give? Many children, myself included have said this, I would tell them to know why they don’t enjoy it, think what they can do to change it, ask for help when they need it and lto make school their own, learning to love what school gives them while they can, they’ll miss it when it’s gone.

 

As the nuclear ash falls elegantly from the gorish, blackened fog, crumbling softly onto the charred, hot tarmac where a supermarket car park once resided, which store remains standing; Aldi or Lidl? Lidl, definitely Lidl that bright blue will survive forever (please read with in a dramatic war cry)

 

Now for the most important question of all… Cats or dogs? Dogs, definitely dogs. Cats sit on your face while you sleep and are generally arrogant, a dog knows that they live in your house, a cat thinks you live in theirs.

 

 

 

Rich Cope

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Where did you grow up? Leek, Small town on the outskirts of Stoke

 

Where did you go to school? Westwood High, Leek

 

What was your first job? Shelf Stacker

 

How long have you been working as a technician? About 6 years (I think)

 

What interested you most about hi-impact when you were applying? Seemed a little different to most tech jobs that are out there

 

How are you settling in, and is this work atmosphere any different from your previous workplace? So far so good, It’s a little different but in a good way

 

As a technician, I’m sure you understand the importance of troubleshooting. But I don’t. What is Troubleshooting and why does my laptop keep asking me to do it? Troubleshooting is just a case of trial and error. Have a theory, test the theory to see if it works.

 

If you could impart any of your techie wisdom unto us mere laymans, what’s the best piece of advice you could give? Turn it off and on again

 

In the Great Tech War of the future, where systems rebel and the downtrodden, metallic creations of man bring forth their reckoning, who will emerge victorious, Apple or Microsoft? Linux

 

Cats or dogs? (This is the most important question of all!) I have 2 cats, happily trade them both for a dog