In our employee spotlight series, we get up-close and personal with some of the wonderful team members at Numeric Eight. Today, we get to know Andy Rootes, Director, Sales and Marketing.
1. How long have you worked at Numeric Eight?
I joined the team in April 2020 - just as COVID hit!
2. What do you do at Numeric Eight?
I'm responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and client success.
3. Before working at Numeric Eight, what was the most unusual or interesting job you had?
I worked in a Naval Architect practice many moons ago. I was involved in designing some cool superyachts, including the King of Spain's yacht.
4. What drew you to Numeric Eight originally? And how has Numeric Eight changed since?
Trudi (Managing Director of Numeric Eight) is my wife, and I've lived and breathed Numeric Eight since its inception over 15 years ago. I'm very proud of what Trudi has achieved over the years. From just her working out of our spare bedroom, to a team of close to 50 staff today - incredible!
5. What are 3 words you would use to describe Numeric Eight?
Professional. Responsive. Amazing!
6. What is your favourite thing about working at Numeric Eight?
The team culture is incredible; I spent many years in sales in the corporate world, working for American software companies. I can honestly say I've never seen a culture close to what we have here at Numeric Eight.
7. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to be able to play the guitar... I tried a few years ago and, despite practising for close to a year, realised I would never be Eric Clapton or Brian May.
8. What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Spend time with family and friends, drink great wine and travel.
9. How would your family and friends describe you in 3 words?
Loyal. Patient. Generous.
10. Where is your favourite place to be?
At home, surrounded by family and friends.
11. What is one of your ambitions?
Spend 12 months sailing around the Caribbean.
12. What is one thing you can’t live without?
13. What skill do you think everyone should learn?
The ability to listen.
14. What advice do you have for businesses looking to improve the way they manage their bookkeeping and finance function?
If you're unsure, ask your accountant or bookkeeper to explain - in plain English, the basics of finance in business.
You are the expert in what you do, and your bookkeeper should be your best friend in business.
So outsourcing your finance function will help you focus on what you do best – which is grow your business, increase revenue and profitability, safe in the knowledge that your bookkeeper has got your back!