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Name: Tyler Shutts

Company: VBH

Job Title: Area Sales Manager

Qualifications / education path - what you studied and where: 2:1 degree in Business Management from The University of Sheffield (graduated 2015)

What your day-to-day role entails:

-Conversing with customers about our product range
-Respond to all leads in a professional and timely manner, consequently arranging appointments to visit customers
-Problem solving selling
-Always being available to provide information on products
-Following up submitted proposals and converting into orders
-Consistently seeking new sales opportunities and building relationships with organisations in the area

Your First Job: I was a waitress in a pub, so pretty different to what I'm doing now. 

How you ended up working in fenestration (path to current role): I was hired by VBH in 2015 as part of a graduate scheme and have been here every since, progressing through the ranks to area sales manager. 

What you enjoy most about your role: I most enjoy problem solving. Nothing motivates me more than helping customers to find a solution to issues they’re facing. 

Your advice to anyone considering a career in fenestration: No one expects you to know all the answers – be honest and accountable and seek a solution in a timely manner and you'll go far. 

Does your business work with any colleges or schools to help drive awareness for the fenestration industry presently? No

Do you employ any apprentices and, if so, in what disciplines? Yes – in warehousing and business admin (marketing and purchasing departments).