Europe’s largest multi-brand Managed Workplace Services provider, Apogee, is working alongside former Royal Marine Barry ‘Baz’ Gray as part of its Sales Development Programme.
A former Royal Marines Commando, Gray served for 26 years, stationed across various countries. His passion for adventure has led him to complete the Challenge Antarctica in 2018, he skied solo and unsupported to the South Pole.
With a wealth of experience in high pressure situations, Baz is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to Apogee. He will be working directly with sales teams across the UK, aiming to increase productivity and staff wellbeing through individual resilience, coaching and team management training.
Carl Day, Director of Sales and Marketing at Apogee said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Baz previously and seen first-hand the influence he can have on teams given the achievements he has accomplished over the year. I’m delighted we have brought him in to work with the teams at Apogee, we know that his background and skillset will help our teams to develop resilient mindsets that forms part of our wider Sales Development strategy.”
For the past eight years, Barry Gray has been offering impactful training programmes for many large global organisations.
Gray said: “Every team member is different, so my aim is to ensure all managers understand how to get the best performance out of every individual.”
A keen and passionate public speaker, Gray offers motivational talks and speaks to school children about life, adventure, and resilience, previously partnering with Speakers 4 Schools. Gray also lectures on Polar History, with the life of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton being a favourite speciality.
Gray is also a highly skilled expeditionary mountaineer and enjoys solo expeditions with minimal equipment. Speaking about how his military and expedition training impacts his approach to coaching: “It’s all about preparation in advance of any challenge – small things can make a big difference. And of course, attitude is key.”
Apogee is Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed workplace services, combining years of expertise and innovation to transform the way organisations operate.
Apogee is Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed workplace services, combining years of expertise and innovation to transform the way organisations operate. This unique approach provides the perfect combination of print, document and IT hardware and software, supported by Apogee’s market-leading service operation to create a secure and flexible workplace. With over twenty five years’ experience, Apogee tailors its processes and automated workflows to enable businesses to achieve its digital transformation goals. Its market leading services has helped some of the UK’s biggest corporations including McDonald’s, Aviva, Travis Perkins, Allen & Overy. With innovation as a key part of its ethos, Apogee believes in continual improvement to enable businesses to keep running effectively and efficiently.
To learn more about Apogee’s approach and philosophy, visit Apogee and LinkedIn