Nicholas Whitmore

personal profile

I am an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or situation that I am presented with. As a HND graduate in Business & Finance, I excel working with others to achieve objectives on time and with excellence.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Manager

STARR Tattoo Supplies/Lakeside Special Products Ltd

Being a leading supplier within the tattoo industry, STARR Tattoo Supplies has created a reputation of distributing world-leading brands while providing the highest quality customer service possible. Reporting to the MD, my key responsibilities include the following:

  • managing distribution orders and building relationships with companies throughout Europe by identifying key growth opportunities to maximise orders within the expanding distributor network.
  • managing all customer service issues for the domestic and international market including returns and disputes.
  • managing all aspects the daily business activities within the company from sales order processing to purchasing to goods in and shipping.
  • highlighting new products and analysing potential distribution viability in both the domestic and overseas markets.
  • Sage50 and website administration.
  • staff training on new and existing products.
  • networking at conventions to establish new business leads.¬†
2006 - 2008

Office & Warehouse Manager

Ensharla Ltd

To manage sales, marketing and stock for retailers in the UK market, and all aspects of processing orders.

  • designing and monitoring email marketing campaigns
  • processing sales orders
  • picking and packing orders
  • managing stock and warehouse procedures
  • organising courier collections
  • debt management

Reason for leaving: Redundancy

2003 - 2005

7.5T Van Driver

Hagemeyer

Delivering electrical supplies to both retailers and on-site contractors around various areas across the Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire

Reason for leaving: Redundancy

2002 - 2003

Various

Various

Working for various companies whilst on a  working holiday in Australia

1994 - 2002

Warehouse Shift Supervisor

Pilkington AGR

My role was to manage the warehouse operatives, allocating work and setting picking and packing targets. The position also involved risk assessment, stock management and processing management reports.

Reason for Leaving: Travelling to Australia

1992 - 1994

Call Centre Operative

Merit Direct

Responsibilities included taking calls in response to television advert marketing and replies to mail marketing.

Reason for Leaving: Alternative employment offer.

Education

Education
1990 - 1992

Business & Finance HND

NEW College (Bromsgrove)

HND in Business & Finance made up of 7 modules including:

  • Business Law (Distinction)
  • Sales & Marketing (Merit)
  • Computing (Distinction)
  • Statistics (Merit)
1985 - 1990

A Level & GCSE

Bridley Moor High School

A Level:

  • Technical Drawing - E

GCSE:

  • Design & Communication - A
  • Maths - C
  • Biology - C
  • Chemistry - C
  • Physics - C
  • English - D
  • French - D
  • History - D

Personal Interests

I have a keen interest in music - I play guitar but am currently between groups at the moment, running - having taken part in numerous organised runs including the Birmingham Half Marathon on a few occasions, snooker, motor sport (watching), go-karting and spending time with my wife and our pet cat. I also have a fascination with car and house design.