Our Peterborough bathroom showroom manager tells all on his home style, what's involved in his day-to-day role and shares some bathroom renovation advice...
Name: Daniel Allen
Position: Manager at our bathroom and tile showroom in Peterborough
How long have you worked at Easy Bathrooms?
Two and a half months – since the launch of our Peterborough store.
Tell us a bit more about your day-to-day role?
My role as manager is inherently varied and never gets boring!
I ensure the Peterborough showroom is a safe yet relaxed environment, motivate my colleagues, drive best practice, manage sales and operational performance, liaise with the staff members at head office and our partner companies, organise new showroom displays... the list goes on.
As long as our customers walk out happier than they were when they walked in, I think I’m doing a good job.
What’s the favourite part of your position?
Besides being involved in an exciting time of growth with Easy Bathrooms, I love training, coaching and supporting my team; guiding their development and helping them to achieve their short and long-term goals.
Do you have a biggest achievement in work?
Achieving the best health & safety audit score, one of the best stock takes, as well as one of the best starts in terms of sales are great for less than three months with Easy Bathrooms, I think!
In a previous role, I was awarded a ‘challenge coin’ by a customer who happened to be a high-ranking member of the US military. She gave it to me to show her appreciation for me going ‘beyond the call of duty’ and made me one of a very lucky few in the UK to own one.
After eight years, it still makes me smile.
Your favourite bathroom trend of 2018?
It has to be large format tiles. With less grout lines, they’re easier to keep clean and give a more spacious look.
Go on, be brave!
Describe your home style
Contemporary with a mixture of textures and glossy finishes.
Colours are mainly greys, white and cream – even our cat matches – with the odd splash of colour that my wife has approved.
What advice would you give to someone renovating their bathroom?
There is a great deal of choice nowadays, which can be overwhelming. Obtaining expert advice can be crucial when you are looking to create a luxurious space in your home to start your day or just relax.
It’s an important investment, so come and see us in our Peterborough showroom and let us help take the stress away. We’ll even put the kettle on!
What one word would your colleagues use to describe you?
I’ve just been given ‘coolio’ as an answer! Although I give a great rendition of Gangsters Paradise, I think I’ll go with 'tenacious’.
When you’re not at work, what would we catch you doing?
Spending time with my family; going out for a nice meal, helping my son with his homework and his hobbies, etc. When I’m too tired to move, Netflix/Prime/movies, etc, are always there for me!
Name three words to describe Easy Bathrooms
Getting. It. Right. *Mic drop*