Meet the team – Nick Doherty

Posted on 01-07-2020

Here at NGC we are proud of all our employees and contractors, so much so we like to tell you all about them. 
Meet Nick.
Nick has been with NGC for 18 months and is a NGC Business Development Executive. 
We asked Nick a few questions so you can get to know him better.

How long have you been at NGC? I have been with NGC 18 months now, I joined in February of 2019.

What is your role at NGC? 
I came to the company as an agency driver initially, and after finding that I got on well with the work and the colleagues I was bought on as a permanent driver. Over my time here I became invested in the success of the depot I am based at, and when the role as Business development executive came I  knew it was for me, and I have been doing that since February 2020.

How does this position fit in with the rest of the organisation?
I find companies and organisations that could make use of our products and services. Then I contact them and present the strengths of what we offer over that of our competitors, and why it would be better for them and their company to work with us.

What will be the biggest challenge for someone in this position?
There are many great providers out there that offer services that on the face of it can seem similar to ours. The main challenge in my job is getting the opportunity to show potential customers why we could offer them a superior product.

What interested you in NGC?
When I came to NGC as an agency driver I only expected it to be a few days work, but when I realised how friendly everyone was, and how they all worked together to make everyone’s day run smoother I was sold. And that has been my experience every day since aswell!

How would you describe the company culture at NGC?
Everyone I have met, from the drivers and planners through to the directors at the top have been nothing but supportive and encouraging. Everyone works hard to display the excellence our customers and colleagues expect from us every day. When I have suggested new ways of finding or appealing to potential customers I have found my innovation to be supported and encouraged. I am trusted with the responsibility of developing new leads without pressure, and knowing that everyone at every level works like this means I can present our company with integrity.

How would your colleagues describe you?
I think they would describe me as determined, hard working and enthusiastic. And most likely, very talkative.

How would you describe yourself?
I would say I am very driven. I have goals and I work towards them with determination and enthusiasm. I would also say I’m very approachable and always up for helping others in any way I can, and this helps to make me a good ‘people person’, which comes in handy when your job is talking to people!

Describe your career history and future goals in 30 seconds?
My career history alone could take hours, but I fell into logistics around 2015, and haven’t been able to climb back out since. My future goals are to help to make our Brackley service centre a massive success, and then to help NGC to replicate that success in building a service centre network across the country.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love camping and hiking with my family, and I’m an enthusiastic but very amateur carpenter. I love all kinds of sports and I’m a proud Plymouth argyle supporter.

Who inspires you?
I would say my greatest inspiration has probably been my mother. As a single parent of 3, from a young age she instilled a strong work ethic and a determination to get things done, and regardless the obstacles, to find a new way around them.

Where is your favourite place in the world?
I love the snow and wilderness so I would have to say somewhere like Canada, I love the idea of being able to get away from technology and civilisation for a bit of quiet.

What is your favourite movie?
Gladiator, I’m an ancient history fan and I’ve always loved ancient Rome.

What are you passionate about?
Creating! It doesn’t matter if its with the kids playing with Lego, or out in the workshop making my latest contraption. There is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing a need, and creating something that wasn’t there before to solve it, or instead of buying something generic making your own custom item!