Meet Alan – our newest team member
The Motionspot team continues to grow and we’ve recently welcomed Alan Truscott, our new Business Development Manager. We had a quick catch up with Alan to find out more about our latest recruit.
What’s your background and how did you come to Motionspot?
I ran my own businesses for many years; from construction to supplying homeware product to e-commerce platforms trading within the Home space. I’m naturally interested in product and, in particular, good design. I’m very entrepreneurial so when I saw the Business Development role at Motionspot, I saw it was a great opportunity to increase business. I could see it was a niche product trading in a specific space and I know I can help that growth potential.
What do you most enjoy about the job?
Without a doubt it’s the positive social impact the brand has on an individual’s daily life and how they experience particular spaces. We have an incredible team of in house designers whose work impacts so positively on so many people who use our products.
What are you most looking forward to about the role?
I’m determined by nature so I’m looking forward to the task of helping to grow the brand into something that is synonymous with the best in accessible design.
Creating accessible spaces changes how people are able to engage with their surroundings and undertake tasks that others might take for granted. To work for a company that is making life easier and more comfortable for everyone is fantastic.
What qualities do you think you will bring to the Motionspot team?
I enjoy problem solving and in this very particular industry that will be something I hope the team can utilise again and again.
I like talking, my new colleagues have probably noticed that! I also don’t mind a good belly laugh. However on a practical level it opens doors and engages people. A good communicator, and communication, in business encompasses not only speaking skills but also the ability to listen, lead, analyse, critique and ask for help which is something we should never shy away from.
This is a great team of passionate and talented individuals and it’s a pleasure to work among them, I’m determined to support and drive the business forward and that’s incredibly exciting.
When you’re not at Motionspot, what do you enjoy doing?
Rugby is a passion and almost my first love. Although being Scottish is a deficit when it comes to getting wins from my fellow Scots! My 4 year old comes first and he keeps me and his mum on our toes. We love being outdoors and do as many outdoor activities as possible. Good food and a decent glass of red wine and I’m pretty content……I’ve just started a Pilates class, but maybe that’s for sharing another day!
We’re delighted to have Alan on the team and the wealth of experience he will bring.