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In Profile – Operations Manager, Matt Priest

  • On 09/12/2020
Matt Priest - Vinyl Solutions
Matt Priest – Vinyl Solutions

Having joined Vinyl Solutions as a Stock Controller more than 5 years ago, Matt Priest is a key member of our team as Operations Manager.

We caught up with Matt to find out more about him and his role:

What attracted you to the position and how did you find out about it?
I have always enjoyed working with stock, stock control and shipping products, so when I saw Vinyl Solutions had an opening for a Stock Controller, I jumped at it. 

What were your first impressions of Vinyl Solutions?
A small business with a big heart.

In short, what is a typical working day like for you at Vinyl Solutions?
Normally hectic! Ensuring kit-lists are issued, booked with our couriers and ready for installations for the following day. I also respond to any questions from the holiday parks and supporting the Regional Account Managers and fitters.

How have you got to where you are today?
I worked for MFI for 10 years, helping customers with their flat pack furniture. I then joined Carphone Warehouse Business for 16 years managing their operations in Poole.  

Getting to know Matt

Who are in your family?
My wife Lin and two daughters Rachael and Hannah, I’m also looking forward to my Grandson being born in January. 

What are your hobbies? 
I enjoy a little a bit of gaming when I get the time. 

Favourite Sport? 
Football, I am a massive Fulham fan. 

Favourite Band/Singer? 
I do enjoy Phil Collins  

Favourite Movie? 
Top Gun 

Best live concert
Level 42

Favourite Food?
K F C 

Favourite Holiday? 
Any of the Greek Isles 

Favourite place in the World? 
Poole 

Favourite TV show?
Walking Dead and Game of Thrones 

Favourite Colour? 
British Racing Green 

Favourite Car? 
Porsche 911

What annoys you?
Everything   

What’s top of your bucket list? 
Seeing Fulham win a major tournament, like the FA Cup.