We offer complete turnkey solutions for the movement and reinstallation of heavy equipment, machinery and other apparatus including technical lifting, project management and electrical support. However, the day to day running of all of these services across our numerous branches requires the help and dedication of every single employee! So, we’re shining the spotlight on various members of the team in our ‘A Day in the Life of…’ series.
Today we bring you…A Day in the Life of Carina Doveaston
What is a typical day for you?
I can tell you that there are no typical days working in sales!
My day usually consists of following my ‘to do list’ which tends to be written the day before to keep myself organised! I contact new clients to establish and develop new relationships and opportunities to tender/quote, predominately for AIS Vanguard and our major projects division.
I speak with new and existing clients from all key industries in the UK and overseas with new enquiries and manage quote requests from initial receipt through to bid submission. I also spend time preparing client presentations, attending introductory client meetings and site surveys, liaising with our branch managers and contract management teams. My aim being to successfully secure work and, most importantly, ensure that our clients are satisfied with the work that we do at all stages.
What do you enjoy most about the role?
Mainly the great variety of people I meet and speak to on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy how diverse my job is. I learn something new each day about every client’s needs, requirements and the environment they work in.
What are the biggest challenges you face in the role?
There are challenges in every role, especially sales! However, the biggest challenge I face is to keep our business busy all year round.
What do you think AIS Vanguard can bring to our customers?
A wealth of experience with a fantastic team of people who can manage and complete any job safely and on schedule!
What do you do in your spare time?
Most of my spare time is spent with my family and friends, planning holidays, studying and supporting my husband’s business. My least favourite hobby is cleaning up after my Daughter, Husband and our two pugs…