10 in 10: Eirian Price, solutions architect at Central Networks.

Recently, Eirian Price, solutions architect here at Central was put in the hot seat, as The Lancashire Times gave him just 10 minutes to answer 10 burning questions.

If you missed the original article, you can catch-up here…

What does a typical working day for you involve?

A typical day for me involves finding solutions to business problems for our clients. In my role, it's essential to translate the technical jargon to a usable state so that the actual value of a solution shines through. I also manage the larger projects that Central is involved with, providing a much-needed single point of contact between our customers and us.

My role involves getting to grips with new and upcoming technologies. I do this by working closely with our existing partners, getting involved in industry-specific events, and making the most of training opportunities.

What makes your company special?

I’ll use the company motto, ‘big enough to cope and small enough to care’. This is very true of Central — it is a family run business, which considers what everyone has to bring to the table.

Do you have any business rules that you swear by?

Write things down! I have learnt this the hard way over the last 20 years, as things tend to leave my brain almost immediately.

Do you dress up or down for work?

I like to show that I care, so I usually dress up. For me, this means making the effort and wearing a shirt. It’s just as important as it ever has been to present yourself well, especially for meetings — even if we are still on Zoom!

What piece of advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Take yourself more seriously, and don’t let the imposter syndrome get the better of you — that’s definitely something I’ve learnt throughout my career.

What’s your favourite Lancashire venue for an event or team away day?

Our yearly team trip to Blackpool Illuminations is definitely my favourite! A great excuse to step away from my screen with the rest of the Central team.

How do you prefer to travel for business?

I prefer to travel by car, I like the peace and quiet that it brings. Yes, you can’t work like you would on a train, but it gives me some extra thinking time.

What’s your favourite place in Lancashire to relax?

Anywhere that’s good for walking. There are a lot of hidden gems to discover and I’m looking forward to getting my hiking boots on and getting into the great outdoors more!

Where is your favourite place to eat in Lancashire, and what dish do you recommend?

The chip shop in Fleetwood is always a treat!

What do you miss most about Lancashire when you’re away?

The scenery!

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