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Meet the team: Ben Croucher

What is your role at Northern Switchgear?

I’m responsible for getting a clear understanding of what a client is looking for and drawing up a detailed quote. This involves researching materials, equipment and labour costs, gathering quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers, assessing levels of risk and pricing up software packages. I will then use this information to draw up a quote for a client. I’m also regularly involved in contributing to bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities.

What is your career background and how did you come to work at NSG?

I have worked in the electrical industry for my whole career, starting out as an Apprentice at ABB Ltd and working my way up to the positions of Applications Engineer and Proposals Engineer at ABB, Seward Electronic and Pentair Technical Solutions before joining the Northern Switchgear team.

Tell us a bit more about what you do in your spare time by describing your perfect day off…

My perfect day off would be a family day out with my wife, 2 children and our new Sprocker Spaniel puppy, Wilf. I would also check the scores hoping my football team, Crystal Palace, have won a game.

What’s your favourite book?

Anything by Dan Brown

Where would you most like to travel to and why?

Anywhere hot and sunny with a nice beach.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Footballer

What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Switchgear?

I enjoy the atmosphere in the office and working within a team who are all working towards the same goal.

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