Apex Lifts would like to welcome Brian Maginnis as our new Service Sales Manager.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Brian will be the face of service sales, working in partnership with the Sales Team, meeting with valued clients and building relationships with prospective customers. We sat down with Brian to learn some more about him and his working background…
What’s your background/past experiences?
Having been an Apprentice Trained lift engineer, I have had a share of around 12 years in the lift industry and another 12 years within the wider engineering sector. This has allowed me to work across all elements of the lift industry from project management and construction, to major repairs.
What made you choose to work for Apex Lifts?
Having come from a larger lift company, I wanted to learn more about working for a successful, independent company. I had heard many good things about Apex throughout my career and thought the move to an independent company appeared to be the next best move for me.
What does your day-to-day job involve?
The Service Sales Manager is a varied role, I will be assisting with the growth of the company’s service portfolio through a targeted sales approach- this will involve client presentations and consistent communication with our clients, carrying out site visits, attending tender meetings/presentations and aiding with or Tender submissions for all pricing elements. I will also complete full tender lifecycles with the support of our Bid Team and work towards, and meeting service revenue targets.
What’s your favourite aspect of the job role?
Definitely getting to know clients. I have always enjoyed working and communicating with people.
What aspect do you find most challenging about your job?
COVID-19 has really made my new role more challenging as it is harder to get out and meet with clients and attend meetings directly. For me, that face to face interaction is important and I’m really looking forward to that hopefully returning soon.
What’s your favourite building in London? Why?
20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie). Love the views from the garden on the roof and it has a bar!
What are your interests outside of work?
Spending time with my family and lots of sport! I really enjoy playing hockey and golf.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Caring, easy going
We’re off to the pub, what are you ordering?
Lager all day!
If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would that be? Why?