ALAN LEE – Fonesure

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NOMINATION

"He’s prompt, he understands our business model, and he knows his job. He has extensive industry experience, so he knows what works and what doesn’t. Oh, and he always rings you back – a rarity in this industry. Top bloke
all round."
Jonathon Turner
Director, MPC Media

 

Q    How long have you worked for Fonesure?
Two and a half years.

Q    What was your first paid employment?
Pet shop assistant.

Q    What made you move into the mobile phone industry?
It was 16 years ago, and it was an emerging, innovative industry that looked like it was going to be big. I was right!

Q    What is the best aspect about your job?
Meeting different types of people and no two days being the same.

Q    What is the worst aspect?
Sitting in traffic, and especially the moving roadworks on the motorways.

Q    What is the best sales incentive you have ever won?
A trip to New York.

Q    If you could suggest an incentive what would it be?
World Cup Final tickets – because I want to be there when England win.

Q    What do you like most about the mobile industry?
The people, and how the industry is constantly changing and presenting new challenges.

Q    What do you like least?
Nothing!

Q    If you could change anything about the industry what would it be?
Lose the continual changes by the networks in their commission structures.

Q    If you could design a mobile handset what functions would it have?
The ability to send holograms (so that I can be in two places at once).

Q    If you could capture any image and send as a picture message what would it be, who would you send it to, and why?
Watford winning the playoffs and getting promotion to the Premiership, sent to everyone I know. Why? Because I wouldn’t be able to talk as my voice would have disappeared through cheering.
(must be psychic – get ready for the pics! ED)

Q    If you were a mobile phone what would you be and why?
A PEBL – smooth and stylish like me!

Q    What handset do you currently use?
Blackberry 8700.

Q    If you were a ringtone, what would you be and why?
The Mission Impossible theme – because that’s what my diary reminds me of and yet I manage to fit it all in!

Q    Who inspires you and why?
Richard Branson: he shakes up industries that are set in their ways and finds a new way to do things that’s refreshing for the consumer. Or Alan Sugar – boy next door made good.

Q    What ringtone do you currently use?
The standard blackberry ringtone.

Q    What is your favourite game on your mobile phone?
Breakout.

Q    What type of music do you listen to when travelling around in the car?
A bit of everything – rock, soul, jazz, R’n’B

Q    What would your dream occupation be?
Head of Recruitment for a lap-dancing club: do I need to say why?

Q    What do you think about being awarded DM of the month?
It’s a great achievement. Fabulous to be recognised by the people that make my job worthwhile!

 

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