Q&A with Robin Longton - Signs, Architectural Wrapping and Graphics Sales
This month our team spotlight shines on our vastly experienced Signage, Architectural Wrapping and Graphics Sales person Robin Longton.
Robin has been with us for three years having spent some of his formative working years with a well known national franchise. He is a long-suffering Preston North End fan and season ticket holder.⚽
Read on to find out all you need to know...
How did you get involved in the industry?
I did a two year BTEC in graphic design after leaving school at Preston College, after that I didn’t fancy University so got a job doing CAD design for a company that made animal feed systems. They had a vinyl plotter and did all their own vehicle signage so I was given that to do as no-one else wanted to do it ! I really enjoyed it so when I saw an advert for a job at a local signage company I applied and got the job. I ended up staying there for 18 years.
What does your role entail?
As well as the window film side of the business which we are already well known for, we have a fantastic signage & graphics department. My role when I started here was to help grow the signage side of the business by making our existing customers aware of our capabilities and winning new contracts. Over three years later, with investment in equipment and additional staff, our signage division has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow.
What do you enjoy about working at Lustalux?
As well as working alongside the great team we have here it would have to be the variety of different types of work we carry out, we can be wrapping a reception counter in architectural surface film one day then installing a huge lightbox to the outside of a warehouse the next.
Interesting facts about you
I have no sense of smell
Is there a particular project you've worked on over the years that has been your favourite?
As a huge Preston North End fan it would have to be the large advertising signage we installed last summer on the SirTom Finney stand at Deepdale. At 120 metres long it was a huge sign, I even got involved in the installation myself!!
Anything you'd like to add?
Our MD Richard has promised that if ever Preston North End get promoted to the Premier League Lustalux will take a corporate box for the season, so I’m hoping that will happen before I retire!
On behalf of all the team at Lustalux, we’d like to say a big thank you to Robin his ever increasing sales and we look forward to the many more to come!
To learn more about other members of the amazing team we have, click here. Or if you want to speak to Robin, please feel free to give him a call on the number below.