It’s time to meet another member of the hard-working Pearce Hire team – this time we’d like to introduce one of our dedicated warehouse staff - Robin Hutchinson.
Robin joined the company in May 2018 and his remit was to help develop the workshop and moving light departments where Pearce Hire’s extensive hire kit is fixed and maintained. He is always looking for new ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this beating heart of the warehouse!
Robin loves the importance Pearce Hire places on the company ethos and values which stretch right across the company. In his own words “it’s a refreshing change to see how everyone at Pearce Hire takes care of our clients and we are all prepared to go above and beyond to deliver 100% client satisfaction”. As a relatively new member of the team, Robin was delighted how he was made to feel very welcome from the get-go and that the team spirit across the warehouse, and the company in general, is very strong.
Robin isn’t alone when he says the most challenging part of working in this industry is time. It isn’t unusual for the team to be working towards tight deadlines – often involving long hours. But he certainly says it with a smile because of course it’s why he loves his job and the challenge it provides! Although Robin is keen to stress that quality and attention to detail is just as important at these demanding times as at any other time.
Robin has had a number of highlights throughout his career so far, but cites his first role in the film & TV industry at the Wimbledon Studios as a particular achievement. At the time he was juggling university studies with working part time but when he was offered a full-time role he dropped his studies and never looked back – as he took on the role of Studio Liaison and Media Village Facilities Liaison. During this time, some of the productions Robin worked on included ITV’s Tipping Point, various BBC programmes and feature films including The Iron Lady. From there, Robin became Technical Manager at Malcolm Ryan Studios, before taking on his current role at Pearce Hire.
During his free-time Robin travels as much as he can, and regularly takes on new challenges – having recently climbed Mount Snowdon in Wales, and run the Great South Run for charity.
The best piece of advice he has ever been given is to respect people – and that you earn respect yourself through the way you treat people, the actions you take and the way you live. He believes that all this combined helps create a great working environment, the opportunity to forge great friendships in the industry and a wide network of contacts.
For any young person looking to enter the industry, Robin would encourage everyone to knuckle down and work hard and never be afraid to ask questions as people are always willing to help people who are keen to learn. With this approach he believes opportunities will come your way.
Thank you for these wise words Robin, and we look forward to seeing where you travel to or what challenge you take up next time you have some precious time off!