The Branch Manager of Hub Le Bas Manchester, Paul Atherton, shares the his Hub Le Bas story in our Q&A…

Q: How long have you been with the company?
A: I’ve been with Hub Le Bas for over 18 months now. I’m back in steel after 16 years away when I previously worked at Corus.

Q: How has your role developed?
A: I’ve been blessed with a really experienced and knowledgeable set of people here in Manchester so my role has developed into one of coach, motivator and facilitator ensuring that both the sales and operations teams have all the resources that they need to service our customers in the best possible way. The branch has become even more commercially aware during my time which is great to see.

Q: What’s your favourite thing about working for Hub Le Bas?
A: I think the team mentality and willingness to go the extra mile is certainly an inspiration and this makes coming to work a pleasure! It’s great to see the sales team develop into what I now see as problem solvers and not merely order takers.

Q: What have been your career highlights with Hub Le Bas?
A: The last twelve months or so have been a real challenge for both myself and the branch but due to our commitment to succeed we are now starting to reap the rewards of our efforts. Essentially, we are well on the way to taking Hub Le Bas back to the top of the Steel Tube Distributor league, where it belongs. This alone rates as one of my biggest career highlights.

Q: What projects are you working on at the moment?
A: There are a number of exciting projects on the horizon for Hub Le Bas Manchester in 2017 but without doubt the most exciting is the implementation of a lasering facility in the branch which will open many more doors for us and give us greater capabilities to meet the ever-increasing demands of our customers. All in all, a great year to look forward to!

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