BikeBiz gets to know the people working in the nation’s cycle trade, one person at a time (this might take a while). This month it’s the turn of Zyro’s Andy Budd…
How long have you been with Zyro?
I’ve been with Zyro for nearly 20 years. I started in October 1995 as an Account Manager covering the South of England.
How long have you worked in the bike industry?
I’ve been in the industry for 32 years – since leaving school. I’ve done all sorts of jobs from frame and wheel building to working in retail.
What’s the best thing about working in the trade?
It’s a friendly, enjoyable industry to work in. Everyone shares the same passion for cycling that I have, so it’s great!
What’s the best part of your job? And the worst?
The best part of the job is working with such fantastic products – it’s like being in a sweet shop! I wouldn’t say there is a worst part to the job but the most challenging parts are those that are out of your control.
What are you working on at the moment?
Rob Noble recently joined our team as our National Field Sales Manager so I’ve been working with him to bring him up to speed on everything. Our goal is to have a sales team that can support our retailers and help them to achieve their goals. I’m also working with the Brand Management team so we can continue to bring new products to the market.
How can the trade get in touch?
That’s easy – you can contact me at email@example.com, give me a call on 01325 741200 or find me on LinkedIn.
Do you work in the bicycle business? Want to take part in Trade Account? Let us know at BikeBiz@nbmedia.com
This article first appeared in May’s BikeBiz. Dozens of our previous editions are available online. If you’re in the bicycle trade then you can get BikeBiz magazine through the post for free.