In this, our most current Meet the Team blog, we’d like to introduce our Warehouse Operative, Gareth – aka Gabba.
Tell us a bit about you.
I’ve been with Imageco since the beginning. Being a company veteran, I’ve seen the business grow from strength to strength and shape itself into a highly recognised industry player.
My hands-on role sees me working across packaging and dispatch to ensure that the warehouse is a fully operational, safe and tidy environment. Often, I’m busy operating the printers and Zund cutter. Prior to my time with Imageco, I worked in a display factory.
Outside of work, I’m often soaking up the great outdoors – both camping and walking are keen hobbies of mine. As is football, hence why I’m spotted on the odd occasion wearing my LUFC jersey (come on Leeds!)
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
Working at Imageco allows me to get involved with the projects for well-known brands. Currently, I’m working across a variety of retail projects, which include an installation for client at Kew Gardens in London.
Best thing about being in the Imageco office?
There’s so many aspects of my role that I enjoy, but if I had to choose one, I’d say it’s the variation. At Imageco no two days are the same! What’s more, being part of a down-to-earth team means that work doesn’t feel like ‘work’.
Give us one big change you can see coming in the industry in the next year.
New technologies are giving birth to some fascinating innovations. The most notable being sustainable packaging. Not only is it popular with manufacturers, but also today’s eco-conscious consumers. Hence why we’re looking at replacing some of our plastic packaging with paper variants.
Describe your job in three words.
Simply. The. Best.
Who would you most like to swap places with for the day?
After whittling down the top contenders, I’d say Lee Evans. Not only is he an absolutely hilarious comedian, but on-top of that he’s a skilled actor and extremely talented musician. Between you and me, I’d love to see what goes on inside his head.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
I laugh about this now, but like a lot of kids, I dreamed of being a policeman. Something about the way they help others really resonated with the younger me.
What’s your go-to drink at the pub?
Out of all the beers on tap, Kroonenberg is my go-to. Don’t ask why, it just one of my many acquired tastes.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Another hard one! Out of all the locations out there, New York intrigues me the most. It’s size, weather and abundance of tourist attractions offer what I feel is a recipe for the perfect holiday.
Give us your best piece of advice.
Too many people spend their lives planning, that they often forget to live. Live for today and don’t worry about tomorrow – that’s my motto.