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.

There’s another new face at Vapour HQ, as Tim Stableford has joined the company as account manager.

With four years’ experience in the B2B sales environment, Tim is no stranger to developing customer opportunities.

He has held roles with Fuel Card Services, where he was responsible for lead sourcing, sales, relationship management and the handling of ongoing customer queries, on some of the brand’s 55,000 active accounts.

From there, he became a business consultant for a resourcing firm specialising in talent within particularly technical sectors including automation, electronics, oil and gas, and more.

Brought in to support the ongoing growth of Vapour, he will be an early point of contact for new enquiries and will also assist existing customers with the ongoing optimisation and evolution of their cloud solutions.

“While this role represents a step into a new sector for Tim, he’s already known among many of the organisations we are working with or looking to target,” explained Vapour’s CEO Tim Mercer. “ He joins the company at a time when the modern workplace is in a massive state of flux. Business needs are changing on a daily basis and often the problems that now need solving – with the help of clever tech – are new to customers.

“Now, more than ever, we’re demonstrating the ‘art of the possible’ when an IT director gets in touch. So this is a great time for Tim to learn exactly what we can do and why interest in Vapour is so hot at the moment.”

Adding what attracted him to the job, Tim Stableford elaborated: “When COVID-19 hit, my job ground to a halt and I have really missed speaking to customers on a daily basis. I enjoy getting under their skin, working out what they need, and then exploring how we can help. This role – and the timing of me joining Vapour – is therefore perfect.

“It’s clear that Vapour is a disruptive brand changing the face of what’s possible in the tech space. Many businesses in the channel are quite traditional in their approach, but I think our vibrancy – not to mention the level of cloud engineering capabilities within the team – means Vapour has really shaken things up.

“In only a week I’ve already been talking to businesses about remote working security strategies, next level unified communications and automation projects – and I’m just getting started.”

We look forward to seeing where Tim can take his role. If you want to learn more about him, why not connect on LinkedIn?

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