Meet Charlie Boyd
We spoke to Charlie Boyd, head designer in our Edinburgh branch.
How long have you been in the Paragon Service Point Edinburgh?
I’ve been with company over 10 years… It’s just flown by to be honest.
Can you describe a typical day in the Edinburgh branch is like for you/your team?
We all have our own tasks to take care of on a daily basis but no two days are ever the same. My typical day can consist of various tasks, for example: Graphic design projects, coffee, client quotes, coffee, print management, coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
What has been your proudest accomplishment while working at Paragon Service Point Edinburgh?
I’d say my proudest accomplishment was the Edinburgh Team being awarded the Best Branch Results Award for the first six months of the financial year. That gives everyone in the team a big pat on the back for the work we produce collectively on a daily basis… We are a team after all and it’s nice for that to be recognised.
Can you tell us about the branch?
The Edinburgh branch is a bustling hub and our doors are open to serve clientele who have an array of requirements. Our branch team like to help each other out where and when we can over various tasks.
What are the highlights of your working day?
My work projects change everyday so that keeps things interesting from my perspective. I share an office with both the branch sales executives, Scott Dunlop and Russell Dean. We are in constant discussion about customer requirements and services, it can be hectic but the banter sees us through busy times.
The Edinburgh branch has a great reputation for being a great all rounder, is this something you have experienced while working there?
Yes it is! As well as our digital large and small format capabilities we supply lithographic print products directly from the Paragon vendor network. We also offer scanning and direct mailing services to our clients on top of our top customer service.
What has been the most interesting (request or job) you/the team have carried out?
We collaborated with our client Shawcor to produce multiple bid documents for a major international pipeline project. This project required all departments in the Edinburgh branch to play their part in delivering the various elements. I was given a brief to design presentation folders, slip cases and tabbed dividers, all branded within the Shawcor guidelines provided. Our branch team worked closely with the client on-site to make sure the document content was printed, finished and delivered on time. Collectively a job well done!
Outside of work how do you (or the team) spend your time?
I like to spend my free time with my wife and two kids. I also like to keep fit, cook, play snooker and support my local football club, Hibernian FC.