BullGuard's Country Manager for UK and Irleand Pete Morley, tells PCR why he enjoys a stroll down the beach and why customers are his highest priority...
My day typically starts quite early – usually around 7am. Since I work from a home office, the temptation is always there to check my emails and see what’s happened overnight first so that I can plan my day.
Despite my home location, it’s still extremely important to touch base with the rest of the team at least once per day. This usually involves more of a coffee break Skype chat than anything formal, but making sure everyone is on the same page is vital and forms one of the most important aspects of my job.
A typical day will involve working with the sales team to ensure we meet company targets and objectives, balancing this with a focus on meeting the needs of our customers most effectively. My focus is always to make sure our customers’ needs are our highest priority, so they in turn can grow their business with the best possible support from us as a vendor.
Aside from this, my role each day is quite varied. This is one of the things I love the most about my job. Often I’ll be travelling, a part I’ve always enjoyed. I probably cover around 500 miles a week over a couple of days. I also spend my time identifying and approaching new partners in the mobile sector in order to support the launch strategy behind our BullGuard Mobile Security product.
However busy my day might be, it’s always good to take a break now and again. When working from home, the days can feel much longer because there’s no regimented nine-to-five, so to help maintain my sanity I’ll try and leave the desk at lunchtime and indulge in one of my favourite pastimes – cycling.
I’ll often do ten miles or so in a lunch break and find it really helps to clear my head. If I’m not in the mood for the bike, I’ll take my Staffordshire bull terrier Rosie for a walk down to the beach. I’m fortunate to live in a nice part of the world (Formby, North of Liverpool), so there are plenty of opportunities for a bit of fresh air.