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How are you settling in?

Phil Newstead, general manager, Dent Wizard


How was your first day?
Having been involved with Dent Wizard business for more than four years it wasn’t too much of a change.

How does your new role differ?
As general manager I now have overall responsibility for the performance of the whole company as opposed to the operation of the franchise business.

What has been the biggest challenge so far?
Recruiting a replacement for my previous role – I found an experienced franchise manager.

And the biggest achievement?
This ties in with the previous answer – I have built a small but focused management team.

What is your favourite aspect of the job?
The franchise business is especially rewarding – from initial meet to launch can take many months and a lot of hard work and planning.

What item could you not live without and why?
The Blackberry wins hands down – it’s the best business tool for people on the move but remembering to turn it off when on holiday can be difficult.

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