60 seconds with Nigel Allen

Posted on May 18 2017 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Nigel Allen, Marketing Director, KYOCERA Document Solutions

Nigel Allen, Marketing Director, KYOCERA Document Solutions

Nigel Allen, Marketing Director, KYOCERA Document Solutions

What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business?
The impact of Brexit is still yet to be fully understood and it will be some time before anyone really has a clear view – even if/when it will happen! Although we have still managed to grow our sales again, which is good in a tough
environment.

Where do you see the next big opportunity?
Our channel partners are well placed to make the most of their excellent relationship in selling managed print to expand their portfolio into managed content services (MCS). The amount of information we have access to now is unprecedented, and companies are crying out for help to manage all the content they have.

What would make your day job easier?
Another five hours a day!

Crystal ball for Nigel Allen

Crystal ball for Nigel Allen

What’s the best bit of business advice you’ve been given?
Either do it or don’t do it, nothing in between. Procrastination slows down good business momentum.

If you had had a crystal ball, would you have done anything differently?
Get hold of the crystal ball earlier in my life

Describe your most embarrassing moment.
Not able to.

What was your first job?
A paper round.

What would be your dream job?
Sometimes I miss the stress-free paper round!

An Audi R8 a possible favourite

An Audi R8 a possible favourite

Fine dining and good wine, or curry and a pint?
My choice would be a good pint and fine wine paired with a packet of crisps or pizza. Motto: spend the money on the wine.

Eastern Europe a favourite destination

Eastern Europe a favourite destination

Money’s not an issue, what’s your perfect car … and where would you like to drive it?
While I have no strong desire re: cars, an Audi R8 would be nice. I would like to drive anywhere without traffic and speed cameras and not to work!

Favourite holiday destination.
My favourite country has to be Turkey which I’ve been visiting for a number of years. Croatia is beautiful too. However, it’s all about the company when it comes to the perfect holiday.

A season ticket holder at Brentford FC

A season ticket holder at Brentford FC

How do you like to spend your spare time?
I’m a season ticket holder at Brentford and also like quality time with family.