Me & My Job: Sandy Pentecost, technical sales rep, British Seed Houses

Sandy Pentecost, technical sales rep, British Seed Houses. Image: HW
Sandy Pentecost, technical sales rep, British Seed Houses. Image: HW

How did you get started? I started my career as an apprentice greenkeeper in 1989 at a local golf club. From there I progressed to course manager at another local club before leaving greenkeeping to start my own business in 2002 maintaining golf and winter sports. In 2005 I took on my first sales role and the rest is history.

What does your typical day involve? Managing my time. Dealing with technical enquiries, arranging and attending meetings with customers, taking calls and placing orders.

What is the best part of your job? Working with customers to provide a solution to problems they encounter in terms of environment.

And the worst? The M25 motorway. The traffic can be very frustrating at times. This is my nearest link road so there's no escaping it.

What piece of kit can you not do without? There are a few things that I couldn't live without. The car, the mobile phone and, more recently, the sat nav are all essential.

How do you relax after work? Anything that involves music helps me relax after work. I still have a large collection of house music on vinyl which I accumulated during the 1990s. Sadly, they do little more than keep the house warm these days. However, I do DJ on the odd occasion, but it's all digital mixing with MP3 files now. I also play football on Saturdays and have to admit to being an armchair fan when it comes to the Premier League. But I do try to get to a few local non-league games.

What does the future hold? I'm hoping my Saturday league team can achieve promotion at the very least. Other than that, a lottery win wouldn't go amiss.

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