A Day in the Life of a Playdale Area Manager

Monday, 4th August 2014 10:03 am

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at Playdale? We have 13 fantastic Area Managers in the UK and Ireland that cover considerable distances every day to meet clients, present schemes and give consultations to help you get the playground of your dreams. Here is a sneak preview of what our Regional Manager Paul Battye gets up to on a daily basis!

Paul’s day starts with a quick coffee while he checks his emails and prepare for the day ahead. He then heads off to a presentation in Bolton to show a client their 3D scheme, created by one of our designers to show them what their play area could look like. 

Scheme Presentation

After the design has been discussed in detail it’s time to head outside to take measurements of the site. This client had worked with Playdale before and was looking to extend their existing Playdale equipment, so Paul has to make sure every detail of the playground is measured correctly.

Site Visit

Playground Measurements

Once Paul is happy with the site visit, he heads to Southport to check on a play area that we had installed in 2012. We always like to check on our play areas as part of our aftersales care and to take some photographs to add to our Reference Map. Paul’s inner child took over though and he has to have a quick go on the equipment – although he likes to call it ‘product testing!’

Play Area Visit

Reference Site

Paul’s next job of the day is in Liverpool at a busy primary school for a Consultation. Paul sits down with one of the teachers to discuss ideas for their playground project and equipment, give her some advice, and go through a number of options that we can offer. Paul then takes some measurements of the potential play area which he will send to PlaydaleHQ for our designers to do their magic!


School Consultation

Manchester is the next stop to present another scheme to a housebuilder client, before Paul heads back to his home in Bolton to complete his daily admin tasks.

A day in the life of an Playdale Area Manager is certainly a busy one, but Paul wouldn’t have it any other way!


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