Countdown to 30: An interview with our Loading Bay Manager, Terry Cormack
The BDC countdown to 30 continues! As you are well aware we will be celebrating our 30th Birthday in October and in aid of this we have been posting monthly blogs featuring staff members and tenants. This month we have interviewed our Loading Bay Manager Terry Cormack to find out more about his role at the BDC.
How long have you been working at the BDC? What is it like to work at the BDC?
‘’I have worked at the Business Design Centre for over four years now, and prior to that I had a year working for the contracted security team. I have never worked in this kind of establishment before so I was not sure when I first started, but I soon realised this was a good environment and a great company to be part of. The more I got to know the different departments and staff it got better and better, I still enjoy coming to work every day.’’
Explain your role at the BDC?
“Managing the loading bay means dealing with couriers, skips, deliveries and contractors for the different offices on a day to day basis. Despite it often being very busy we have created a great system to ensure a fantastic relationship with our tenants - I have come to know their individual needs and requirements. I also look after the exhibition and conference build ups and breakdowns. These can be very challenging but we have a great team with a can-do attitude.”
Have you always worked in the Loading Bay?
“I first started here at the BDC with the contracted security team then went on to become the Loading Bay Manager. Before that I was in the construction industry for over 25 years. Joining the BDC was a new challenge for me but after 25 years is was a welcome change and I have never looked back.”
What has been your most challenging event to manage in the Loading Bay?
“Sleep by far is the most challenging event for the loading bay with the size of the vehicles, not the volume of traffic but every year we learn, and evolve.”
How has the venue changed since you first started?
"Looking back over the past 5 years there have been many maintenance and cosmetic changes. The BDC is always coming up with new ways to improve the building, making the most of our unique space and always moving with the times. The BDC also keeps up with technology, allowing the building to remain compatible with modern exhibition and to meet the requirements for our tenants."
Take a look at the rest of our Countdown to 30 blogs to find out more about the venue and other stars of our blog posts.
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