Spotlight on… Vijay Solanki
Vijay Solanki is the new Business Development Manager at ERS Connect. We caught up with him to gain an insight into his new role.
What is your position and how long have you worked at ERS Connect?
I joined ERS connect as a Business Development Manager in January this year.
Can you tell us your main areas of responsibility?
I manage and support our existing customer’s based in the London and South East regions. Alongside this I work with new customers to develop and implement bespoke communication solutions that suit their individual needs and requirements.
What do you enjoy the most about your job?
I enjoy learning about new technology and articulating the benefits that provide efficiency, productivity and cost savings to the NHS. I also enjoy working with the great team here at ERS Connect.
Can you describe a typical day?
A typical day currently comprises of managing existing account enquiries and liaising with the internal teams for information and support. Also I spend a lot of time on the road helping customers to achieve and surpass their objectives as well as developing partnerships with new customers.
How do you spend your time out of work?
I like to spend time relaxing with my family and enjoy a game of squash. I also love to travel and have a huge bucket list to complete!
Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I used to live in Africa and I used to go water skiing in a neighbouring town dam with crocodiles! At the time I wasn’t aware of this and it only came to light when one day I decided to ask my friends Dad as to why he always skims around the dam for 10 minutes or so at high speed before we started skiing. I thought it was to warm up the engine until he responded by saying actually it was to scare the crocodiles out of the water. I never went skiing again after I heard this.