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Meet The Team! Get to know our Healthcare Manager Chris
At Gerflor we like to add that personal touch.... Get to know the members of our team by finding more about their role, their favourite products and what they like to do in their spare time. This week get to know Chris!
“Hi… I'm Chris Pursey. I am a Healthcare Specification Manager at Gerflor Flooring UK, specialising in Floor and Wall Coverings."
"I have worked within the flooring industry for most of my working life. I started out as an apprentice floor layer 27 years ago, and then came ‘off the tools’ and into a Sales Estimating role in 2001. 15 years ago, I progressed into manufacturing and became a Specification Manager in the Southwest, specialising in contract flooring and wall finishes."
“I have worked for Gerflor since 2017. My current role as Healthcare Key Account Manager in the South utilises the knowledge and experience, I’ve gained over the years. I really enjoy working across the Flooring, Wall Protection and Accessories teams within our business to offer our customers a complete solution for healthcare projects.”
What do you like about your role and the sector you work in?
The variety of project types, people and locations that we encounter in the Healthcare sector means that no two days are ever the same. It’s especially fulfilling to guide a specifier or end user through the whole interior design process, right from the entrance matting, floor & wall finishes to stair edgings and even lighting. Gerflor & Gradus are quite unique due to the sheer width of the range of Healthcare solutions we can offer across the two brands, so clients are often pleasantly surprised to hear how one business can help in almost every area of their project or estate.
What challenges are driving the Healthcare sector?
Sustainability and budget are often near the top of the agenda when discussing a project, whether its a new build or refurbishment. There is now so much more data available regarding carbon emissions linked to construction products and our responsibility as a manufacturer doesn’t end at the factory gates. Revolutionary surface treatments are significantly helping to reduce operational carbon output, whilst keeping maintenance & lifecycle costs down as well. Other important factors such as mental health, an ageing and a neurologically diverse population are also presenting new challenges for Designers of Healthcare facilities.
Favourite Gerflor solutions and why?
For vinyl flooring, our Premium range brings together all the best attributes of our Mipolam Homogenous & Taralay Heterogenous ranges into one product and there is nothing else like it within the industry. With the Comfort backing option it also improves acoustic performance within a project, another topic of which there is increasing awareness. Our Gradus Sure Protect Pure hygienic cladding system, with hot welded joints and thermoformed corners also compliments our flooring range brilliantly. Holistic surface protection solutions for both floors and walls is the game changer.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I love to be near, in or on the sea so I spend a lot of time in South Devon! It’s close enough to Bristol (where I live), I can pop down the M5 at weekends and I have a lot of family and friends there too. We recently moved into a period property which is something of a time capsule, so when I’m not flying a drone on the beach or walking the dog on the Coast Path, I’ll usually be found tinkering with bits and pieces on the house. It will probably be a lifetime project but I enjoy restoring old things and also a bit of drawing when I get the time!
Meet Chris at this years Healthcare Estates 2023 (10-11th October - Stand F26)!
If you need specification advice for Healthcare solutions, then contact Chris today.
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call on 07867 175799.