Meet Tyler - our Retail Services Consultant 19-Feb-2021 Edwards
Tyler is our youngest member of the Edwards team and can usually be found in our showroom helping customers with their hires. He is passionate about helping people and has great knowledge of the events industry.
How long have you been with Edwards?
I have been at Edwards for just over a year now. I finished school and joined the Edwards team just before the first lockdown in March 2020.
How would you describe your role in a sentence?
I would say I am the “Executive Director of First Impressions”. I mainly work in the showroom and help customers when they come in to collect or drop off their hires; along with a variety of other tasks that comes with being at the front counter of any business. In the past year I have been trained in many different parts of the business, including the technical side so I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge of the events industry.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I set three separate alarms just to make sure I wake up in time for work! And knowing I get to drink a coffee as soon as I arrive also makes getting up that bit easier!
In all honesty, what wakes me up each day is knowing I am going to a job that I thoroughly enjoy and one in which I am learning new things every day. From the conversations with customers, to knowing I have helped make someone else happy; the opportunity to keep learning and growing is something that really motivates me.
What were you doing 10 years ago today?
I would have been scootering around the streets with my mates and staying outside until its past my bedtime. Those were simpler times.
Favourite part of your role at Edwards?
Anytime I need to prepare a smoke machine to go out on a hire. Nothing better than filling up the show room up with smoke. I love being at the front counter and interacting with customers showing off the gear we are about to send out the door.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
Being out with friends and socialising - I can’t get enough of it! I spend a lot of my time at my current church “Elim” in East Auckland as I’m pretty involved in the community and the team there. I love the outdoors, going on road trips, to the beach and adventuring around New Zealand.
What makes you smile?
My friends, family, and my colleagues here at Edwards. I have only worked here for a year, but I know my team have always got my back and working in such a fun environment makes every day so much more enjoyable.