In this new monthly post, we highlight our Rising Star of the month, highlighting a little bit more about some of the awesome people that work at Kiwi Movers and what makes us a great London moving company.
Thomas Aires – Operations Manager
1. Where are you from?
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay and Wellington more recently.
2. How long have you been with Kiwi?
This December will be 2 years
3. Your background (training, previous jobs)
I have a BA in International Relations and Criminology as well as management experience in a number of bars and pubs. I have also contracted to the NZ Police previously.
4. Your role?
As the Operations Manager, I am responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of our operation, from basic truck maintenance and repairs to inducting and training new staff, through to responding to the day to day incidents that arise.
5. What you enjoy about the job?
Dealing with a variety of personalities, whether it be clients, suppliers or staff. I enjoy the interactions with people from all different backgrounds and the challenges this sometimes brings.
6. Best moment/memory on the with Kiwi?
Too many to choose from, delivering to parts of the UK I would never normally get to see as well as meeting some really interesting people along the way
7. Most challenging situation and how you overcame it?
Breakdowns are the most challenging situations to deal with. While rare, they require creative and reactive thinking to organise recovery and minimise delays and costs.