Meet the team: Colin Clayton




In another instalment of Meet the Team we chat to Colin Clayton, Business Development Manager here at Ultimate who works from our new Liverpool office.

  1. Let’s start from the beginning. In brief, describe the role of your job at Ultimate and what you do?
    As a Business Development Manager my role encompasses securing new business for the company, with a focus on furniture and fit out projects.
  2. All things considered, what type of work is most likely to spark the fire in your brain? What is your dream project?
    My dream project would involve a client focused on delivering a unique and design lead project. I enjoy the interaction and thrill of unlocking potential design ideas with the client and turning those into solutions that bring a lasting contribution to the client.
  3. What incredible new invention would make your job easier and turbo charge your productivity?
    An app or design system which simultaneously creates an instant design when viewing a new location with a client- to have a visual representation of the potential new office turbo charging our productivity.
  4. When all the hard work is over, what is the most satisfying aspect of your job at Ultimate?
    To see a happy client in their new space and all their employees embrace the changes to culture and the workplace.

    Always be open to change and always listen and learn, you are never too old to learn new ideas and skills.

  5. If you could send out just one message that sums up your industry, what would you say?
    An industry which is constantly on the move, breaking new ground in terms of design and technology.
  6. If you could teach one lesson to your younger self about your area of work, what would it be?
    Always be open to change and always listen and learn, you are never too old to learn new ideas and skills.
  7. When a project presents you with a difficult challenge, what is your ‘go-to’ tactic for tackling it?
    Don’t hide, tackle the challenge head on and be upfront with the client and communicate well.
  8. Finally, at the end of a long working week, what does your perfect weekend involve?
    Spending quality time with the family is important, along with enjoying the odd game of the cricket, trying to hit four’s and sixes and avoiding a duck!

Posted July 5, 2018

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