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Employee Spotlight – Richard Humphries

March 24, 2022

Employee Spotlight – Richard Humphries

In this article, we hear from Business Development Manager Richard Humphries, who is responsible for the sales of our Architectural doorsets across our Martin Roberts brand.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Caring, ambitious and chilled.

What does your day-to-day look like?

Martin Roberts gets involved with everything from design and specification, to manufacture and installation along with all necessary steps in between. Due to the nature of this, my role varies massively each day, with the overall purpose of generating new opportunities for the group. I work closely with other departments within the business to use their skillsets to provide the end client with a full package and make the process as easy as possible. My daily tasks include prospecting to new customers via cold calls and networking events, helping clients with technical specifications, converting quotes into orders, and attending pre-start meetings on site.

What has been your favourite project so far?

We have recently secured a package for 22 SR3 doors at White Rose shopping centre. I would class this as my favourite due to the location, White Rose being my local shopping outlet. The project is converting the old Debenhams into a new M&S, who doesn’t want a Colin the Caterpillar!? From a product side of things, the package consists of high spec doors along with including roller shutters within the package, all of which made the project challenging and interesting. I am really looking forward to seeing the doors on-site for years to come.

What have you done that you’re most proud of?

Probably playing semi-professional rugby in my 20’s making back-to-back grand finals and winning one of them. I even managed to score in both!

What would you be doing for your career if not this?

I completed a BSC (Hons) Sports Performance Coaching degree in 2010. I would be using that in a direct sense and be within the sporting world, more than likely in youth development within Rugby League.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

Many from my rugby days, but none which doesn’t include a swear word. A saying that has stuck with me is “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”

What is the most interesting place you have seen MR doors being fitted?

I visited the site where we were replacing a steel door on a rooftop that had been vandalised. It was at Southbank right next to the London Eye; I remember taking in the views thinking “I am getting paid for this and I have the same view as them paying to be on the London Eye!”

What is the most challenging aspect of your role?

Managing client’s expectations whilst making sure the doors provide the correct level of fire and security ratings.


If you would like to read our first article on employee spotlight where we meet Sophie click here 


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