At Vapour, we’re as renowned for our people as we are our robust cloud services. That’s why we regularly put one of our colleagues in the spotlight so you can learn more about their role, their skills and even their annoying habits! Next up it’s Andrew Nash…
Chief Operating Officer
Describe your role in one sentence
Metaphorically, I keep the plates spinning.
If there’s one word to summarise why you got the job, what would it be?
I would hope for my good looks, but suspect it is for my previous experience and career history of being a Managing Director for a UC business partner and Global Services Director for a major communications vendor!
Of Vapour’s suite of cloud services, which is your favourite?
Höllr and Gaze – no matter what innovation comes along people always want to communicate via voice and video! I love the evolutions I have seen in these areas of technology and how much it changes our lives.
The phone rings and it’s your dream client – describe who it would be and what help they’d need from you…
I’d never be happy with just one dream client as each brings a certain level of technological curiosity, but if I had to pick, I’d say two opposing businesses – a customer with unlimited budget that challenges us to develop a technical solution that is extremely ambitious, and another who challenges us to develop a solution on a very limited budget.
If we were to ask your colleagues, what would they say is your worst habit?
No idea. I don’t think I have any!
And what are you more positively renowned for?
Calmness under fire.
What are your hopes for the business over the next 12 months?
To overachieve on our business strategy.
What is the one thing you’d change about the industry?
It is still a very male-orientated industry, especially in engineering / technical roles – we need to balance this out and encourage more females into these positions.
When Friday evening arrives and the weekend begins… where are we likely to find you?
I love the live theatre so grab any chance to see something. I am also a keen amateur dramatist and could be seen rehearsing at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre for a play in Feb called “If I were you”. Tickets available online at www.hblt.co.uk (cheeky plug!)
What is your dream job? (other than the one you already have of course!)
Dream jobs are reserved for the young 😊 Sadly when you’re approaching 50, you change your outlook. I guess my dream is to buy a place in the south of France, that overlooks a lake, beautiful scenery and has outbuildings that can be renovated for holiday lets.