It is often said, it is better to give than to receive. In no circumstance is that truer, in no action do I feel a greater sense of the living joy and accomplishment of this than in the feeding of biscuits and tea to lighting reps. They lug samples up the three flights to our office on a regular basis, answer our pertinent questions, take our criticism of their fittings with lips politely buttoned. Pushing a cheap chocolate digestive or three into them and watching the transfats slip down is as restful as seeing the penguins at London Zoo being fed their full, fishy treats.
In all honesty, they are invaluable support to our work.
Burger bars have images of their Employee of the Month, laminated against the grease and stuck on the wall; we take photos of our best reps too that we can treasure forever. We thought we might share some images of a couple of the lighting industry’s finest with you.
Our man at iGuzzini. Alexis informs me is a Leeds fan which is apparently a dirty thing. We like Paul.
Kingpin at Atrium Lighting, looking after Flos and Modular. I don’t know if he supports a football team but he has a moped. I have not yet asked him if he has been down to Brighton and back on it.
Formerly of the Parish of XAL, Florian is a True Tyroler and always nattily turned out. He bears the Fez like a catwalk model. Three buttons on the cuff is of course a must.