In our Team of the Month section, we highlight some of the important faces from across the industry who perhaps aren’t always in the public eye. This month, we speak to Zoostorm's sales team…
Who’s in your team?
Nick Barden, commercial manager. Tom Rudge, retail sales manager. Tom Tyler, retail sales. Kristian Walker, B2B sales. Mark Wallwork, B2B manager. Amy Knowles, B2B sales. Fran Webster, PCP. David Perry, PCP. John Brennan, PM and Greg Michele, PM.
What have been your biggest successes of the past 12 months?
Our biggest success has most definitely been the ongoing development of our products. Every single person in the team has contributed to a brand and product line that we can now be proud of. Whether it be our best in class service or premium component partners we can confidently say we now have one of the best products on the market.
What’s the funniest or most memorable moment of working in your team?
We had a Christmas karaoke promo in the office last December. Watching Kristian (who likes to tell us about his acting degree) try to hit some of the high notes in Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want For Christmas is you’ was hilarious.
What’s the best part of working in your team?
As we are a relatively small team – and as cliché as it sounds – I would have to say that the people are the best part of the team. There is a genuine comradery among the team which is not easy to find. Every member has a genuine passion for the brand and believes in what we are trying to achieve at Zoostorm. Their positivity and proactive approach to everything they do makes working together a pleasure.
What’s the hardest part of working in the tech industry?
I think the hardest thing for us as a system integrator is the technology and how quickly it advances. Our partners are always announcing bigger and better revisions and pushing the boundaries from product to product. Trying to maintain our position at the forefront of this technology can be difficult but definitely exciting.
What is the team working on at the moment?
We have just launched our brand new range of StormForce premium gaming desktop’s which we think look amazing. We have an L1 solution launching next month in our B2B space which we are certain will be a huge hit for our educational customers. We also have a few aces up our sleeve but those are top secret for now.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the UK tech retail space right now?
It has been a challenging 12 months with currency fluctuations affecting pricing. However, with our key partners (AMD, Intel, ASUS and Microsoft) all launching new products, and VR starting to take centre stage, it is a great time to be in the industry. Gaming continues to go from strength to strength for us, which will be a massive plus for brands such as ourselves who are synonymous with high performance devices.
Who makes the best cuppa?
I wouldn’t know as nobody has ever made me one!