Welcome to this months Inside View where we ask local business leaders and innovators questions about them and the business they are involved in. We speak to Mel Thomas, Sales Director of Torr Scientific about the business who are also at this years TEC 66.
What was your best business deal?
The business type of Torr Scientific means that there are regularly many lower value business deals, so best ones don’t spring to mind. Negotiating to purchase a new vacuum furnace and in particular the payment method was an important milestone in the development of Torr Scientific.
There’s one particular one in my mind, but you learn from your mistakes, so not a mistake, a lesson.
Two, my daughters, Becca and Hannah.
To be sufficiently secure to work when I want to rather than when I have to.
Same as 2.
I’m a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion follower.
Travel related – World Cup in Japan, Euros in Portugal
Something more artistic. 30 years ago I went for an interview to be a cameraman for the BBC.
Best business advice
Sport or no sport
Sport (supporter and spectator, not a great participator!)
Advice for young people
Career – decide what direction you’d prefer to go in and make a plan to get there. Non-career – relax, be happy and be kind.
10 years time?
Travel, holidays and Brighton in the premier league!