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Meet the team: Tony Falkner, Sales Director


We thought we’d take some time out from our paper shredding services and give you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the people behind Restore Datashred.

As experts in confidential waste disposal, we thought we’d let a few of the team share their thoughts on the industry and the latest market trends.

First up is one of the latest additions to the Restore Datashred team, our new Sales Director, Tony Falkner.

An introduction to Tony

Tony joins Restore Datashred having been in the shredding industry for many years.

Working with some of the biggest names in the market, Tony brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into his new role.

To find out what makes him tick and get his expert opinion on the current marketplace, we sat down with Tony and asked him a few questions.

How long have you been working in the shredding industry?

Thanks for making me feel old! I’ve just realised that I’ve been working in the sector for more than a decade now!

Since I was given my very first opportunity I have seen the market evolve at an alarming rate due to the demand in confidential shredding and document storage solutions.

What three phrases would you use to describe yourself?

They’d probably be driven, focused and motivated. I strive to achieve these in all aspects of the work I undertake.

Since the customer is the epicentre of what my role requires, I need to guarantee that the Restore Datashred brand is held in the highest regard at all times.

Who is your biggest inspiration and how did they influence you?

My biggest inspiration to date was a former boss and very close friend who’d like to stay anonymous.

They inspired me in both my personal and professional development, giving me the opportunity to break into the industry.

This person showed me that it was possible to achieve success through a combination of professional sales leadership and world-class customer service. After all, it’s the customers that put us where we are today.

What market trends do you see affecting UK businesses in the next 12 months?

The most talked about trend surfacing at the moment is the paperless office environment. Although I see this as more of an ongoing trend rather than a current one.

Since I can remember, offices have been trying to limit the amount of paper they produce and I can see this increasing in importance.

At Restore Datashred we can help businesses put procedures in place to ensure that any materials, from paper and uniforms to hard drives, are disposed of correctly and compliantly.

Where would you like to see the Restore Datashred brand in 5 years?

I believe in 5 years’ time the Restore Datashred brand will be the most successful in the UK. We can only do this by providing the best service to all of our customers.

Any final advice for businesses?

I think it’s vital that businesses of all sizes are aware of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The 25th of May, 2018, might seem like a long way off but it’s becoming obvious that many organisations aren’t aware of just how much it could affect them.

We can help with everything businesses need to know about complying with GDPR, so that they can avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Thanks Tony, it’s always good to get a bit of professional insight into what might be round the corner in the world of shredding.

Get compliant with Restore Datashred

To find out how shredding confidential documents and destroying hard drives securely can help your business ensure data protection act compliance, contact our team today.