Tinter of the Week: Longhurst Loved By Employees and Customers AlikeAugust 5th, 2010 by Editor
Jonathan Longhurst, company director of Autoshades in London, possesses the unique quality of not only being loved by his customers, but by his employees too. Louise Morris, marketing executive at Autoshades contacted Window Film magazine to nominate her boss for “Tinter of the Week.”
Morris says, “He leads by example and keeps the team focused and hard working. He gives 100 percent and expects no less from others, but is always ready to show his gratitude for your efforts.”
Morris continues, “Jonathan is a really exciting boss to work for. He is always coming up with new ideas and manages to make everyone smile.”
“The knowledge that I’ve gained over the years and improvements in the film industry have spurred me into wanting to grow the business and continue in this industry. The satisfaction of seeing that my customers appreciate my hard work and gaining repeat business by word of mouth makes it all worthwhile. I’ve built up a great team that works alongside me and they all care about the business as much as I do,” says Longhurst.
Since starting his own company Longhurst has focused on automotive tinting, but is interested in expanding his business in the future.
“I would like to move more into the residential and commercial side of the business as Autoshades has predominantly focused on the auto tinting side,” he says. “I would eventually like to set up a UK network of true professional window tinting dealers to be able to offer a nationwide service,” says Longhurst.
Morris notes that Longhurst’s dedication to working hard for his customers is the key to his success.
“His attention to detail never fails to impress his individual customers and dealerships alike. He maintains a personal service of high quality and customer satisfaction. He really is excellent at his work and is passionate about the benefits it brings to his clients,” says Morris.
Throughout his career Longhurst has worked on all kinds of projects, including tinting cars on film sets where time is of the essence. However, the one project that he dreams of being a part of is something much different than a film set.
“Having worked closely with schools, I would like to work on a project developing schools for the future where I feel window film could significantly improve the working conditions for future generations of students and teachers alike,” he says. “With ever increasing demands for the latest technology in the classroom such as interactive whiteboards, it is also important that the classroom is suitable for these developments, so that the schools can really benefit.”
In his free time Longhurst enjoys traveling, visiting theme parts, exploring the countryside with his dogs, running, and most importantly spending time with his two young sons.
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