Meet Alistair, partnership director at Glassboxx for the web development and publishing company, Firsty group and a hotdesker at DeskLodge Basingstoke. Alistair likes walking the dogs, motorbiking and paragliding!
What do Glassboxx do?
Glassboxx is a product of Firsty Group. It is a new solution that publishers can bolt-on to their website to enable them to sell their eBooks and audiobooks directly to consumers.
.How long have you been coming to DeskLodge?
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I am responsible for promoting a product which has huge potential. It’s taken several years to develop and a considerable amount of investment, but we now have a ground-breaking solution which has potential to be adopted by thousands of publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors across the world.
What is your favourite thing about DeskLodge?
It’s very friendly and relaxed environment to work in. I’m based in our Newbury office two days a week but find that I can’t work on my own at home, so DeskLodge is a very cost effective alternative.
What do you do in your spare time?
Lots of socialising, I go to the gym two or three times a week, walk the dogs, go motorbiking most weekends, maintain a big garden. I also like reading, playing golf, skiing, travelling, and hold my paragliding licence. My next challenge is to fly gyrocopters having been influenced by James Ketchell, another DeskLodge user currently flying around the world!
Tell us something funny or unusual about yourself.
I had never broken a bone until I was forty, but then it all changed. Since then I have broken my ankle twice, pelvis, a couple of ribs and two fingers. Along with a couple of other illnesses, I’ve certainly had my monies worth out of the NHS and have total respect for the service and people who work there!