Meet our Operations Director, Richard Bottomley, and find out more about what his role involves here at Spartan Forklift Trucks.

What does the role entail?

“Hi, my name’s Richard Bottomley and I’m the Operations Director here at Spartan Forklift Trucks. My main role here at Spartan is either doing anything Adam (the managing director) doesn’t have time for or he doesn’t like doing. But in general terms, the Operations provide the tools, systems and support for all our team.”

In your opinion, what makes a successful business?

“I personally believe you need three ingredients. The first one is a great product, and I believe her at Spartan we do have great product. Secondly you need a great team, to not only deliver the product and sell it but also maintain it. And thirdly which is probably the most important but they have to work together, are great customers, and we’ve got some fabulous customers.”

What is the most rewarding part of the job?

“There are several things which I find rewarding. I do really enjoy sharing my knowledge, skills and expertise with the team. I also like to daily learn something new, whether that is something about one of the team or some new product information or a new skill online.”

Any final comments?

“In my opinion, the most important thing is to enjoy every single minute of every single day”.

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