The Oltco franchises provide our customers throughout the UK with an outstanding selection of resin solutions to transform any outdoor surface.
Since the beginning of 2020, we have already launched Oltco in an additional 11 areas and with this continuous growth, we have needed to grow the team further and welcome a new member to the Oltco HQ team. Say hello to Laina Ferris, our newest Franchise Account Manager. Laina has fitted in with the Oltco family perfectly and totally embodies everything that Oltco stands for, something that was integral for us when recruiting for Laina’s position.
What made you want to work for Oltco?
Family is extremely important to me and I knew that I wanted to be a part of a team that shared this value. When I stepped inside Oltco HQ for my interview, it was instantly apparent how family orientated the business is and I knew it was a team I wanted to join.
Before joining Oltco, I had heard about Recycle Bound and knew that Oltco had a focus on sustainability and protecting the environment. When I first heard about Recycle Bound, I was blown away by what an innovative idea it is. Not only does it deliver a fantastic resin solution to driveways, pathways and other outdoor surfaces, it also protects the environment by recycling plastic waste. How amazing is that?
In addition to this, I loved Oltco’s ethos to feel good about the work they do and the decisions they make and this really resonated with me. Whether it’s supporting other local businesses, donating to charities or carrying out beach cleans, it’s amazing to be part of a company giving back to the local community, and of course the environment.
What excites you about Oltco and about joining the Oltco family?
What really excites me about Oltco is that I get to be part of an innovative company that is growing extremely fast. No two days are the same at Oltco and being in the middle of all the action at Oltco HQ gives me such a great buzz. All of the Oltco family are warm, friendly and passionate about what they do and I love working alongside a great bunch of people who make every day fun.
What is your role? How do you support the franchisees?
As a Franchise Account Manager, I work with Oltco Leeds, Winchester, Portsmouth and Maidenhead. I’m the first port of call for these franchises and if they have any queries, I’m on hand to help. Whether I’m raising invoices, handling enquiries or ordering material for resin installations, I provide support to them in any way I can.
What is your favourite part of your role?
My favourite part of the role is getting the opportunity to chat to so many different people each day and having such a varied role. Secondly, it’s so exciting to learn about a new industry. I have never worked in the resin bound driveway industry before and I’m learning so much all the time.
What is your favourite beach in Cornwall?
For me, it has to be Fistral beach. I’m Cornish born and bred but recently moved to Newquay and there’s few things I enjoy more than sitting on Fistral beach and watching the surfers. It’s also a dog friendly beach, so I’m always on walks there with my dogs, Mylor and Fowey.
What is your favourite Oltco blend?
My favourite Oltco blend has to be Kernow Granite, the colour is gorgeous and looks brilliant on a range of surfaces whether it’s a driveway, patio or balcony.
What do you like to get up to in your spare time?
In my spare time, you can find me spending quality time with friends and family and exploring different places around beautiful Cornwall. I’m also the owner of two cockapoos called Mylor and Fowey and love spending time with them!