For our last employee interview of the year, it’s Tim Stableford’s turn in the spotlight. He’s a relatively fresh addition to the team – new to the industry too – but his incredibly switched on attitude means he’s made a big impact in only a short amount of time.
He’s come a long way since he first started using a Sony Ericsson Walkman – Tim, your time starts now…
How did you first get into the world of tech?
It was almost by chance that I found myself working in tech! Redundancy allowed me to take a step back in my career and evaluate where I wanted progress and develop. I saw the tech industry as an ever-growing market and something that I could see career longevity in, and I really liked the sound of Vapour, what the brand stood for, and the vision of the senior management team.
And what is your earliest memory of tech in your life?
A mobile phone (Sony Ericsson Walkman) that I got when I went from primary school to high school.
What’s the one quality you need to thrive in this environment (especially at Vapour)?
Adaptability – business challenges, market opportunities and tech trends are always changing, therefore we need to be able to adapt to reflect this evolving space.
And what is the one thing you would change about the tech sector?
It’s what everyone says but it’s true – fewer industry jargon.
Why do you think Vapour stands out in the channel?
We listen, understand, and deliver tailored solutions to meet customer requirements. We don’t simply impose a particular technology on a business because it’s what we want to sell.
Complete the sentences:
The best piece of tech ever invented is…
the search engine Google.
The next purchase on my (personal) tech wishlist is…
an Apple Watch.
A tech firm that has really stood out for me in the last 12 months is…
Zoom, as they have really adapted to market needs, amidst the mass shift to working remotely.
The biggest misconception in the channel is that…
the cheapest price is always the best option.
By the end of 2020, our tech will have made organisations far more… versatile, efficient and future proofed.