James Roth

HYDRAQUIP CELEBRATES ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY

Thursday 21st August 2014

Today meet James Roth

Internal Sales HYDRAQUIP Hose & Hydraulics

Hydroscand Wrexham Hydraquip WrexhamBefore joining the hydraulics industry I worked as a joiner after completing an apprenticeship at Kingsmill Construction as I knew A Levels definitely weren’t for me! Joinery is something which I have continued to enjoy doing, I often work on projects in my spare time. After completing my apprenticeship I began working in a factory environment for Hoya Lens, manufacturing lenses for glasses. I wanted to move on from a factory environment and soon moved into a sales role at Fitness First as a health and fitness salesman for 4 years. This is where I discovered that I enjoyed working in sales and dealing face to face with customers. I have also served as a special constable for 2 years for Cheshire Police, something which I have always been interested in, volunteering to conduct local, intelligence-based patrols and to take part in crime prevention initiatives, often targeted at specific problem areas. My work as a constable included patrolling city centres, responding to 999 calls and driving through the local towns in police cars helping the general public. Prior to Hydraquip, I had spent several years working at a hydraulics company Hydroscand Wrexham. I managed to secure my position there through Stuart Spurdle who also at the time worked for Hydroscand Wrexham and has now moved on to become the Branch Manager of Hydraquip Wrexham. I happened to know Stuart already as he lived next door to a family member of mine! I left Hydroscand Wrexham in 2014 along with Stuart Spurdle when Hydraquip opened up a hydraulic counter in 2014 in Wrexham, I joined as an internal sales representative to provide technical product support to customers due to my extensive product knowledge gained over the years.

In 2012 I was very proud and pleased to complete the torch relay at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire for the Olympics where I received a medal with David Cameron’s signature on thanking me for delivering a safe Olympic Games to Britain! My hobbies include reading, cooking and going to the gym (not very often I admit, but still recall where it is). I enjoy cooking Chinese food the most as it is my favourite and love reading Dan Brown books such as The Da Vinci Code. I do find myself doing quite a bit of DIY such as joinery and actually built my own shed from scratch last year which only took me 1 week! I enjoy watching films and listening to music, and like a diverse range of both, there isn’t much that I don’t like. I am a supporter of Everton FC and go to watch them play at least twice a year, more often if possible! I do a quiz at my local pub once a week with my Dad and his wife, but sadly we’ve never won!

Meet The Team

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
14.11.16Rich Cooper
22.05.17Roy Heaton
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
01.08.18Ryan Tozer
07.11.18Gavin Rodgers
03.04.19Craig Pottie
03.06.19Alex Day
14.06.19Kelly Owen
17.07.19Andy Payne
01.08.19Jeff Coulson
02.09.19Leon Simmons
22.01.20Sam Bird
31.01.20David Callaghan
03.02.20Kane Upton
05.08.21Steve Jackson