Meet… Paul Briggs
Managing Director of Topro
What does your position involve?
Overseeing the day to day running of Topro Ltd. Working internally with the account managers and the customer service manager to ensure the smooth running of the company. Meeting existing and potential customers on a daily basis. I liaise with the Head Office in Norway to ensure they are satisfied with the UK Operation.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The variety of people we get to see and work with. We deal with different mobility retailers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, as well as the end-users as well. The variety means the role is always interesting.
What is one of your proudest moments in the industry?
Seeing how the products we provide our customers have a positive effect on our customers. Also, I’m personally very proud to see how Topro has progressed in my seven years with the company, with it now achieving a seven-figure turnover.
What’s the biggest changes you have seen in the industry?
Customers are now looking for more innovation and quality in the products they require. Also, the internet has radically changed the marketplace.
If you could bring one new innovation to the market, what would it be?
A cure for all illness and aging. Would probably put me out of work but the world would be a happier place.
What are your interests outside of work?
American Football, Cricket and Football. Also, I really enjoy live music, so enjoy going to concerts. Recently seen Faster Pussycat, Adam Ant and Jesus Jones and I’ve got tickets for The Cult in the summer in Kent which will be good.
If you had to do any other job in the world, what would it be?
I used to manage a record shop way back when records existed and enjoyed that, so probably something in the music industry.
Either that or sports, as these really are my two passions.
What football team do you support?
Cambridge City. It is my local club and the first game I ever went to was a Cambridge City game.
What’s your favourite song?
Wildside by Mötley Crüe
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Favourite place in the world
Selling directly through the trade, Topro is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of rollators, as well as providing walkers, rise and recline chairs and more.
For further information on the full range of products available from Topro and to discuss retailer opportunities or book an assessment or demonstration, call 0115 8465406 or visit www.topro.co.uk