Joan was appointed to the role of Commercial Director at Ravago Building Solutions UK & IRE earlier this year. Here, we take a look at how he’s getting on…
How are you settling into your role as Commercial Director?
It has been a learning process as I am now overseeing the business as a whole, rather than being focussed on just a part of it. I am really enjoying the ride and there’s still room for growth for me. On top of it, 2022 seems to be a really challenging year in many aspects, not only for me or for RBS UK but for everybody as well. Some things you used to take for granted have not been as such, so we all have had to relearn how to manage the business.
Are there any upcoming projects that you’re excited about?
Indeed, we see our XPS Insulation being used more and more on Green Roofs for example. We also have iconic buildings such as the Battersea development and Google HQ coming up soon. On the Industrial part of the business, several of our key partners are starting to move onto Electric and Hydrogen powered refrigerated vehicles, which is a very exciting move and we are very proud to be part of it.
What is the most satisfying part of your role?
What I enjoy the most is to see my colleagues thrive and enjoy what they do at work. Having such a wonderful, professional and committed team is very reassuring to me and I am very happy to be able to support them. we are a very small group and it is essential that we have the best working environment and relationship.
What is your favourite part of the team and culture at Ravago Building Solutions?
Ravago remains a family owned company and you can see this fact all over the place. Decisions are taken quickly, the commitment to the building solutions industry is exemplary and we don’t waste time and resources with useless processes.
What are your main interests and hobbies outside of work?
What I enjoy the most is to travel around, both in the UK and overseas. Being surrounded by nature is something I need constantly to recharge my energy and reset my mind. I have to acknowledge that Britain’s countryside is exceptional, so you won’t find me at home on the weekends!
If you could only pick one album to listen to, what would it be?
That is somehow a bit difficult, but I have a couple of favourite bands from my home country Catalonia which I am never tired to listen to. They sing in Catalan and Spanish so this reminds me of home and my culture as well. Although, I can say the UK is also home for me!