Justin Smith, Fiat Professional sales director, Guest Truck and Van: 60-second interview
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
The Maldives, because of the climate and the waters are so warm and clear it’s great for snorkelling.
What car do you drive?
An Alfa Romeo Giulia Speciale.
What are your hobbies?
Spending quality time with the family, cycling, photography, snorkelling, movies and occasionally online gaming.
What is your favourite TV programme?
Game of Thrones.
What celebrity would you most like to meet or have step through your doors?
Professor Brian Cox or David Attenborough.
How did you get into the industry and why?
I applied for a trainee sales position with Guest Truck and Van. I loved the technical and advisory nature of selling commercial vehicles, which fitted with my skill set, so I settled in this field and have loved it ever since.
How would you encourage more young people into the industry?
We have to engage with local schools, colleges, and universities more to make young people aware of the opportunities our sector can provide. Lead them, mentor them, support them - they are our future.
What will be the outlook for your sector of the market over the next 12 months?
It will be very positive for us, as much of our efforts in previous years are now bearing fruit. The LCV sector at large will probably contract given the unprecedented growth experienced in recent years, but who really knows with Brexit looming?
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