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In the saddle: Grant Hadwin, Citrus Lime's project consultant - BikeBiz

In the saddle: Grant Hadwin, Citrus Lime's project consultant

Electronic point of sale firm's staffer talks bikes, his role in the bike business and more
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What bikes do you own?
I grew up in the Lake District, so I have always owned mountain bikes over Road. I currently own a Specialized Rockhopper Comp, which I have had for years, and my Giant Anthem X, which is my bike of choice when going seriously ‘off road’. However, due to some injuries and the need to diversify, I have been looking for a road bike and have my eye on a Giant Defy Advanced.

What’s the biggest rush achievable on a bike?
Living and growing up in Coniston in the Lake District, I have always had affection for just getting on my bike and heading off to explore. My favourite place to go has always been Grizedale Forest. These days they have a custom built North Face trail, but when I was young it didn’t exist, so we had to go looking for the best that Mother Nature had to offer. The biggest rush for me is thundering downhill through the forest fire breaks. I am not one of these riders who loves the technical grind of the uphill.

Tell us a bit about your business background?
My business background started at college with Business Qualifications and Sage Business School where I learned some very useful things which set me in good stead for the challenge of working for Citrus-Lime.

How long have you been at Citrus-Lime?
I have been working at Citrus-Lime since December 2005. I started as a member of the sales team alongside Neil McQuillan (MD). Over the years Citrus-Lime has grown and I now manage the day-to-day duties of the sales department, with Neil having moved further into his managerial role.

What’s your role at the firm?
Since starting for Citrus my role has definitely evolved and has seen me develop my skill set to include system training, support and marketing. Presently, due to Citrus-Lime expanding and taking on new members on the support and training teams, my role is now dedicated to managing the sales and marketing team. Not doing the retail system training has given me more freedom to stay in touch with our existing customers, as well as picking up more each month, and this is proving to be beneficial to both Citrus-Lime and our customers.

What are the best contact details for dealers to get in touch?
For sales enquiries, please contact Citrus-Lime on 01229 588628 and ask for either myself, or my colleague Andrew, who is responsible for marketing. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiries form on our website http://www.citrus-retail.com/EnquiryForm.aspx

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