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Meet our Area Sales Manager, Rob!

Published date: 19/07/2022 14:48

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You may have noticed that we have recently posted some content related to our Tradeshow On Wheels, so we would like to introduce you to our Area Sales Manager, Rob. Rob’s role is essential to Something Different as it’s customer facing, and he travels the country in our tradeshow van to provide our valued customers with the unique opportunity to view our products at a time and location convenient for them.

Read on as Rob tells you all about his role and why you should request a van visit!


Image of Rob with the Tradeshow Van and the Bee Happy range

How long have you worked for Something Different Wholesale?

“I joined Something Different Wholesale six years ago as part of the warehouse team. I was waiting for an opportunity to go with the sales team to the NEC, and with a sales background I was hoping I could show SDW what I could bring to their sales team”

What does a typical day in work look like for you?

"A typical day for me while out on the road with the van would be to arrive at my first call and set up the van so that it’s ready for the customer to climb on board to see the products on display. I then discuss the new ranges with them and making them aware of what is currently doing very well for us. I’m able to take an order in the van and once finished, we could then go into the shop or warehouse to check stock levels. I can also add anything that they already have in their shopping basket in their order, and I can make sure that they have a copy of our current catalogue

What’s your favourite part of the job?

"That’s a difficult one! I never get tired of calling on a customer when it’s their first van visit because their reaction is always “wow, what a fantastic idea!”. I’m fortunate to see the most spectacular places the UK has to offer, whether it’s near the seaside or the Highlands of Scotland, it’s just amazing. On top of that, I get to meet our lovely customers and take a look around their shop, unit or warehouse.”

What’s your favourite product range?

“My favourite is the Bee Happy range. It’s so bright and colourful, and the choice of products is fantastic”

Why book a visit from the Tradeshow Van?

“I think of it as a mini tradeshow, but the difference is, I come to you! You can see the quality and the size of the products rather than looking at them on your PC or your phone. The ordering process is very quick and easy, and you are also able to pick up a copy of our current catalogue


Link to watch our Q&A with Rob  


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