Next up in our “Day in the life of” feature is Director Andy Middleton who fills us in on his favourite project, what his typical day looks like and what he enjoys most about his job at Ginger Root.
What does your typical day at Ginger Root look like?
A typical day for me consists of meeting clients to talk about forthcoming projects, progressing outstanding quotes, advising clients on materials and generally making sure there’s a great atmosphere at Ginger Root!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, thoughtful and forgetful! It’s an age thing!
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I love the variety of work that we now do. I also love how diverse my role can be. One minute I can be talking to a client about anything from creating a brochure to placing a huge banner on a building, the next minute, I can be at a local networking event or helping out in production.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I didn’t really have a clue what I wanted to do when I was younger. Joining the army was a thing for me at one stage, but I ended up working for a print brokers when I was 18 years old and have somehow stayed in the world of print (etc) ever since!
What has been your favourite project at Ginger Root?
The most testing and yet most rewarding was the Gem 106 sign that Director Anthony and I built into a haystack when the A453 reopened a few years ago. Our friendship was truly tested when I had to put my hand into his front pocket to find a screw!
How did you become a Director?
I previously owned another print company which I merged with Director Anthony’s company to form Ginger Root back 2014.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from the depths of my over active imagination and what I generally absorb through various forms of media!
What’s been the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career to-date?
Don’t try to keep everything in your head. Make a list and tick things off as you do them. I now use the Notes App on my phone which is easy to use and always to hand when you suddenly think or remember something!