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Meet The Team - Kristian Carter
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Meet The Team - Kristian Carter

Welcome to our Meet the Team spot. This week we introduce you to another member of our SLTeam, Kristian Carter. This spot lets you find out more about his role and responsibilities as well as getting to know a little bit about him as a person.

Welcome to our Meet the Team spot. This week we introduce you to another member of our SLTeam, Kristian Carter. This spot lets you find out more about his role and responsibilities as well as getting to know a little bit about him as a person.

Kristian is the Head of Sales and Marketing, heading up the New Business, Marketing and Tenders teams. He has worked in the data destruction industry for over 10 years and has responsibility for delivering the businesses growth targets.

As well as spending time with his wife and young family, Kristian enjoys health and fitness, following Norwich City and is a keen photographer.

We asked Kristian a couple of questions that help us get to know him a little better.

Restore Datashred: What book has influenced you the most?
Kristian Carter: I’d have to say two; firstly ‘Start with Why’ by Simon Sinek.  This is a great book which really makes you think about what influences human behaviour and purchasing decisions.  I think the theories Simon Sinek puts forward can really be used in real life business and there is a lot in there which any business (including ours) can learn from.  

Secondly, I also liked the book ‘If I could Tell You Just One Thing’ by Richard Reed - short, sharp interviews with a wide range of very successful people from all different walks of life, all asked what one thing they would pass on, their one best piece of advice.  There are some interesting thoughts in it.

Restore DS: What behaviour or personality traits do you attribute your success to and why?
KC: That’s difficult to answer without coming across extremely arrogant! I’d like to think I’m a good communicator and ultimately in any walk of life you’re always going to have to be able to communicate to some extent.

Restore DS: What was your first ever job?
KC: I worked as a Leisure Assistant at a local leisure centre – putting up badminton courts, filling vending machines and cleaning changing rooms - loved it!

Restore DS: What's one of your favourite memories from the past year?
KC: If I was asked this a month ago I would have said the birth of my son, but as he’s now 13 months old I’d have to say spending the weekend in Dubrovnik with him and my wife a few weeks ago – it was a lovely place and I would recommend it to anyone.

Restore DS: What's the biggest misconception people have about your position?
KC: That it’s just about driving around, having cups of tea with customers.  

Restore DS: What's one thing you’re learning now and why is it important?
KC: I’m currently working through my Certificate in Company Direction, it’s an important step for me in looking to progress within the business in the future.

Restore DS: Thanks, Kristian, for taking some time out of your busy day to answer our questions! It’s been great getting to know a little about what makes you tick. 

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