Rubb UK’s new sales executive journeyed to St James’s Palace to collect his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for completing a six-week expedition to Ecuador where his group climbed two volcanoes, spent one week building a school playground and three weeks trekking. His Royal Highness Prince Philip presented Grant Davidson with his award on March 14, 2012.
“It was brilliant to meet him,” said Grant. “I was quite nervous but he made everyone feel at ease.” Grant started working in the sales department at Rubb Buildings Ltd in January. He explained: “I was brought up in an engineering business environment and it always appealed to me. I wanted to make my own way in life. I used to help out at my parents’ company Rotational Engineering but it was never an ambition to stay long term. I later took on a variety of different roles at Astrum and developed my sales and marketing skills there. I gained experience dealing with the defence sector and long term supply contracts. Liaising with defence professionals takes time and patience but it is worth it in the end.”
Grant cut his sales and marketing teeth at Rotational Engineering Ltd, a leading steel tool maker, while working towards his BA Hons degree in Marketing Management at the University of Northumbria. He is a welcome addition to the sales team at Rubb Buildings Ltd, which has a long 34-year history providing military buildings to the UK Ministry of Defence. Rubb also supplies its respected Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System (EFASS) to the USA, Canadian and UAE forces. The company provides a wide range of building solutions to other sectors including sport, aviation and general industry.
Grant added: “I am looking forward to working with the experienced team at Rubb and building on the skills I have learnt in my short career so far to help drive Rubb towards an even brighter future.” Rubb UK’s General Manager Ian Hindmoor said: “We think Grant will bring a wide range of sales and marketing skills to the company and that he will be an asset to the team. We are delighted to welcome him on board.”