Getting to know… Ben Thompson

We have a great team here at Clearpoint Recycling, so we want our readers to get to know the faces behind the names.

In our blog series, we ask one of our valued colleagues 10 quick questions – about their role responsibilities, personality and working at Clearpoint – so you can get to know them better. This month, it’s the turn of Ben Thompson.

Name: Ben Thompson
Job title: Business development coordinator
Department: Sales.

What do you like most about working at Clearpoint?
The challenging and fast-paced environment makes each day interesting and rewarding.

Pick three words to describe the company culture:
Focused, positive and supportive.

Sum up your role in one sentence:
I co-ordinate the grade distribution of construction film and polypropylene (PP) bags to our customers. I also oversee and drive all aluminium sales.

How would your colleagues best describe you?
Hmm, that would probably be direct, focused and annoying.

If you could choose your ideal team activity, what would it be and why?
My ideal activity would be something involving racing – maybe go-karting. I won the last one by over a second…

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?
Super intelligence – it would be pretty cool to know everything, right?

Describe your perfect Sunday:
Getting all the ‘life-admin’ jobs out of the way, before watching Netflix and just chilling out.

If you could have dinner with two people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
My future self – I’m interested to see what’s next or what to avoid – and my past self, to give me advice and wisdom.

You’ve won the lottery, what would be your first big purchase?
Paying off the mortgage – then renting this property out – before building myself a custom house. That’s the dream.

If you weren’t a business development coordinator, what would you like to be?
Providing I’d also won the lottery, I would be retired and probably investing in start-ups.

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