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Hi all, just a few word from Simon and Stuart in Locomotion Models to introduce ourselves to you all out there

 

Simon – Commercial manager

 

I have previous experience as a Regional / Operational Manager delivering cost effective services & functions to meet customer expectations within retail and hospitality settings working for high profile high street retailer, entertainment company’s and local government. I am Commercially-focused, with success in managing finances with full P&L accountability; I have a history of maximising organisational profitability, while ensuring achievement of challenging targets.

 

I am comfortable with high levels of accountability, I lead and motivate others to deliver and continually improve. I feel working for the NRM will be rewarding where I can use my skills and expertise to maximise business growth and gain a vast amount of knowledge and the challenges it brings to me. When I have spare time I help with the family allotment and have a keen interest in traveling around the UK with my partner and two Border Terriers. I am sure in time with knowledge from Stuart, collectors and volunteers I will gain a passion in locomotive models.

 

 

Stuart – Retail team member

 

I have more than 10 years’ experience in quality high street retailers, with a particular focus on merchandising, gifts and hobbies. I have been working at Shildon from February 2014 as a casual and soon after to be offer a contract for NRM. Recently with an increase of hours and responsibility I have been working alongside Simon on developing the trade events, Locomotion models website, internal administration and blog on RMweb to enhance the visitor experience and to get Simon up to speed on modelling bombarding him with knowledge.

 

I am also a lifelong railway enthusiast. I enjoy all aspects of railway modelling,  as well as having a keen interest in all aspects of railway history.

 

With thanks

 

Simon and Stuart

 

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Best of luck, chaps, but I think that many on here are missing Sandra.

 

I think that she was better looking, too.....sorry!

 

Regards

 

Ian

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Welcome aboard but Simon however your introduction statement put me in mind of this......

 

 

Thought I was reading a CV for a job interview, pushing the envelope and giving 110% and all that

 

We're a simple lot here on rmweb, Been better if putting, "hi I'm Simon and I sell trains"

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I agree. Welcome aboard, and all that, but I'm still having to go back and translate the opening paragraphs. :scratchhead:

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I agree. Welcome aboard, and all that, but I'm still having to go back and translate the opening paragraphs. :scratchhead:

not just me then!

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Welcome aboard but Simon however your introduction statement put me in mind of this......

 

 

Thought I was reading a CV for a job interview, pushing the envelope and giving 110% and all that

 

We're a simple lot here on rmweb, Been better if putting, "hi I'm Simon and I sell trains"

As  an  account  manager  manager  for  a  very  high  profile  company  in  the  Health care  ethical &  retail sectors  for  30 years, I  fully  agree  with  Big Jims  comments.

 

I am  now  a  simple  Railway  Modeller  ( I was a railway modeller  during  my  full time  employment  years  and  so  was  one  of  the  directors,  that  I believe kept us  sane  with our  feet on the  ground!!) 

 

Only  time  will  tell!!

 

PS  Peter  Kay's  Car  Share-----Brilliant!

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I agree. Welcome aboard, and all that, but I'm still having to go back and translate the opening paragraphs. :scratchhead:

 

We have one of those so called business specialists where I work trying to turn the business around, I understand their lingo but agree it took a couple of reads to get the gist. I thought I was reading a CV at first.

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Why 2 to replace 1 though?

 

Stewart

 

Stuarts been there a while. Least 2 years. He likes minstrals. I know because sandra let me nick some when I was up at Shildon and he got protective over them!

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Hi Simon,

 

Thanks for the motivation letter! You will pleased to know that there is loco type called Terriers, at least one belongs to the NRM.

 

Welcome aboard, we hope you will still maintain our customer expectations and even exceed them as Sandra often did.

 

Hi Stuart,

 

Nice to see you coming forwards into the light.

 

Good luck to both in continuing the fine work of the NRM.

 

Rgds John

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Stuarts been there a while. Least 2 years. He likes minstrals. I know because sandra let me nick some when I was up at Shildon and he got protective over them!

Hmmm, I'm very protective over chocolate, I wonder how that happened

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Why 2 to replace 1 though?

 

Stewart

 

Because women can multitask!

 

Mike.

 

PS. Those introductions filled up my bullsh!t bingo card very quickly.

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Brill... I am a fan of car share and made me laugh out loud - I must take this to the next work away day course on 'how to close the envelope' - . good to see you have a sense of humour too

 

Yes it is sad to see Sandra go, however I will keep things ticking over so not to let you down

 

Did I mention I like minstrels too, partial to a toffee crisp ;)

 

Have fun out there

 

Simon

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I agree. Welcome aboard, and all that, but I'm still having to go back and translate the opening paragraphs. :scratchhead:

 

Trying very hard here to keep my powder dry having read that. 

 

Sandra will have grown into the role too, but left a big legacy and high standards. Do we miss them already? Maybe, but will need to give this new team time to find the role too. 

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PS. Those introductions filled up my bullsh!t bingo card very quickly.

 

Yep, I'm glad I read that just before bed time. Sets me up grand for a good nights kip accompanied by a little smirk just before bedtime.

 

Now remind me again. How many people at NRM Shildon are employed by the NRM, how many by the Unitary Authority and how many agency?

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Trying very hard here to keep my powder dry having read that. 

 

Sandra will have grown into the role too, but left a big legacy and high standards. Do we miss them already? Maybe, but will need to give this new team time to find the role too.

 

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