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Retail Matters Week – Our very own Dave talks about why he started working in retail

Dave Price, Facilities Support Supervisor, at Vangarde Shopping Park, first started his career in manufacturing, before working his way into retail.

Dave talks to us about why he made the change:

“I did work for a while in manufacturing but I first broke into retail working in various security roles, such as store detective and guard work. It is through those roles, that I saw the potential for rewarding work and when I was given the opportunity to work on the facilities support team at Vangarde Shopping Park, I took the opportunity.

“There is an element of repetition to security work – so I really enjoy the fact that I can go out and speak to different people every day about their day and be a part of a good shopping environment. There’s a lot of problem solving and it’s great to help our customers whatever the query is. As a team, we work hard to deliver a consistent level of customer service, so to be part of an award-winning team shows how much our hard work has paid off.

“For anyone looking within a job in retail, I’d definitely recommend it – it’s hard work, but if you’ve got the work ethic and you like talking to different people every day then there’s a great career opportunity ahead.”