DealTrak wouldn’t be where it is today without the people who drive the business forward. As part of our ongoing blog series which celebrates those who make the magic happen, this time around we’re focusing on learning and development coordinator, Jon Garton.
As the administrator of all-things-fun here at DealTrak HQ, Jon celebrated eight years with us this week, and is the person who makes us all more-rounded individuals, in the office at least. He’s been with us for so long – well, since February 2011 – that he’s essentially part of the furniture, and one of our most highly-regarded teammates.
Summarise your role in one paragraph
I look after the learning and development needs of my colleagues, specifically through the new DealTrak Academy. I also assist with the wellbeing side of things and organise fun things for people to join in with.
What’s the best part of your job?
The challenge – yes, it’s a cliché.
Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?
I don’t think I’m allowed to write that word…
And what word do you think best describes DealTrak?
What’s been the most satisfying moment of your DealTrak career so far?
Having people seek me out at our annual conference to say hi and catch up. It’s nice to know you make an impact on people.
What do you love about the DealTrak office?
Everything. It’s such a great step up from the offices we’ve had previously.
Workplace wellbeing is something which is really important at DealTrak HQ, so what’s your favourite work perk?
The dogs of DealTrak. I wholeheartedly recommend to all companies they should have frequent visits from furry friends.
If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?
Steve Lees should get a ‘Technological Wonder’ award, as it’s a wonder how he manages to break tech with such frequency.
What are your hopes for DealTrak in the coming year?
For us to get bigger and better.
What is the biggest challenge facing the industry over the next 12 months?
2019 is going to be a difficult year for most industries. But I believe the biggest challenge for most will be the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, as no-one really knows what effect it’s going to have.