Meet… Gillian Green
Sales Manager at Island Mobility and the BHTA’s Individual Achievement Winner 2018
What does your position involve?
As Sales Manager, I am responsible for the running of the showroom which means making sure we have adequate supply of all products that we sell. I also meet clients in the showroom.
Whereas some clients know what they want, many clients need advice. I additionally carry out seating assessments and give demonstrations for mobility scooters and other mobility aids.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Meeting people and helping them to maintain their independence. It’s very rewarding to see how things we do can make such a difference to their independence, through getting the right advice and making informed choices.
What is one of your proudest moments in the industry?
Being invited to the BHTA Awards where I was presented with the Individual Achievement Award by Simon Weston.
What’s the biggest change you have seen in the industry?
The biggest change we have seen this year at Island Mobility is the potential use of affordable new technologies in our industry, especially the use of Augmented Reality.
If you could bring one new innovation to the market, what would it be?
We are currently developing our own augmented reality app that will enable us to re-use stairlift rails, so I am hoping this will help with the reuse of rails. I feel with the changing client demographics that there needs to be more reuse of equipment.
What are your interests outside of work?
I enjoy researching my family history which has also led to a keen enthusiasm in social history.
If you had to do any other job in the world, what would it be?
I like to make a difference to people’s lives, so perhaps nursing.
Describe yourself in three words
Patient, kind and understanding
What’s your favourite song?
You’re the Voice by John Farnham
What was the last movie you watched?
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To be in two places at once
Favourite place in the world?
The rugged coastline and countryside of The Isle of Wight