Say hello to our newest member of staff: Ross. Ross brings over 10 years' experience to the workshop having held positions in a variety of industries where he has developed his invaluable knowledge and skills.
Ross brings a wide range of experience and skills to the Creative Awards table, allowing us to develop our product offerings, ensure that we continue to meet demand and to produce the very best in custom awards and trophies.
We sat down with Ross, known as the Eagle due to his eagle-eyed attention to detail and love of heights, to get to know him in a quick fire Q & A.
Jack: Ross, great to have you on the team. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to work for Creative Awards.
Ross: For the last two years I have been working as a luthier in a workshop in Essex. I've always worked within design and engineering and really, when the chance to work at Creative Awards came up, I decided to go for it. I wanted to work in an environment where I would have more variety in my day to day job. Seeing the range of materials, machines and techniques that Creative Awards use I thought that I would be able to bring something new to the team and develop my skills at the same time.
Jack: Great, have you worked within the awards/events industry before?
Ross: To be honest, I haven't before. I think it's exciting to be able to produce products that get seen all over the world and go to the very best people within their industry. I am particularly looking forward to working on the Brat awards and your music awards as well.
Jack: Perfect, well we do produce a lot of music awards and I'm sure you can offer some ideas coming from your woodworking background.
Ross: Exactly. I like to think that I not only have the practical, hands-on skills, but I enjoy the design element to my work as well. Previously, I worked in a small workshop which had never even heard of computer aided design and 3D printing, so I'm keen to explore that further.
Jack: That's a really good point. We always encourage everyone in the workshop to be involved with different stages of the project. Whilst we have dedicated teams working on each area, it's always good to bounce ideas off of one another and draw from different viewpoints.
Ross: I agree, I think that's one thing that I got from my interview with yourselves. And looking at the finest pieces, you can really tell that a lot of thought and time has gone into producing them.
Jack: Thank you, it's true! Now, we know a bit about your professional background, what are your interests and hobbies?
Ross: Unsurprisingly, I am really into my music. I play guitar well and trumpet atrociously. I'm currently teaching myself electronics the hard way.
Jack: Keep at it! Maybe we could form a band one day.
Ross: We shall see..
So, all in all we are excited to get Ross stuck into producing some awesome awards. Have a look at Ross in his luthierian best below.