Employee Spotlight: Meet Scott Pointon

Employee Spotlight: Meet Scott Pointon

Feedr wouldn’t be where we are today without the many talented and diverse people working behind the scenes to help transform food at work forever. From UX/UI designers to account managers and operations, we want to showcase the amazing people behind the avocado! 

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Scott Pointon, Marketing Manager.

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What does a typical day look like for you?

Before work: An early riser, I’m out walking the dog for the majority of the morning before work. It’s my most important task of the day, according to my dog, Riley.

Work: When I log into work, honestly, the first thing I check in the morning is if any new leads have come in overnight. After this, I jump onto the daily huddle with the rest of the marketing team to quickly catch up, confirm priorities and tasks for the day, and to get/give help/guidance should it be needed. After this I crack on with my tasks, which as a small team, cover an array of marketing duties from managing multi-channel campaigns to running social media. I leave my most important or difficult tasks for my focus hour 11-12, this is my do not disturb time, Slack notifications are off, meetings declined and I knuckle down to get stuff done. 

Lunch: If I’m at home I’m out with the dog again. My second most important task of the day, according to my dog, Riley. If I’m in the office I’m enjoying lunch with my colleagues via the one and only Cloud Canteen. Quite the highlight for me, and a major driver for making the 200 mile round trip to the office in central London. For those wondering, Riley does get a walk when I’m at the office, but from her second favourite human, Jess, my fiancee.

After lunch: It’s back to work, moving the big stones, attending any recurring or Ad Hoc meetings, and being as helpful as humanly possible. When I’m not doing that I’m looking for every opportunity possible to make a good pun over Slack. It’s not easy competing with our CRO, Chris Morford, who is the master.  

After work: You guessed it, I’m out with the dog again. My third most important task of the day, according to you know who. 

Favourite software or tech solution?

Feedr, obviously… closely followed by Notion, a tool that has totally changed the way I work and I could not live without it. I am without a doubt its biggest fan at Feedr.

Last book you read or podcast you listened to?

Being a country boy at heart. The last book I read was “Red Rag to a Bull: Rural Life in an Urban Age” by Jamie Blackett. There is no better guide to rural matters.

What have you always wanted to try but haven’t yet?

An expensive bottle of single malt whiskey, like this one. Is it worth it?

Tell us something about yourself that usually surprises people?

I was quite the field hockey player when I was younger. Playing in one of the top leagues in the country before going into a career in marketing.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I would be farming or making gin. Or both!

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

The majority of my spare time is spent walking or training my dog. She’s a working gundog, so needs lots of mental stimulation and training.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

The British countryside. There’s nowhere better in the world.

What is one food that you cannot resist?

Has to be chocolate, I just can’t stop myself.

What type of cuisine is your favourite?

Hard to pick a favourite because I love them all. But my favourite meal (Sunday Roast) falls into the British cuisine category.

What do you look for in a good lunch?

For me, it just has to be filling. I don’t have time to snack during the day, especially when I’m out or at the office.

Who is your favourite Feedr vendor?

Daddy Donkey – it ticks all the boxes for me and it’s incredibly filling. So much so that you might need a quick nap afterwards. 

A little about Feedr…

How long have you worked at Feedr?

Nearly 2 years, I joined in 2020, during one of the lockdowns. Thankfully I was able to go into the office to meet everyone at least one day a week which made a huge difference during my early days. 

What first attracted you to Feedr? What was the appeal?

The opportunity to work for a fast growth, exciting tech company, that had a really great story and purpose was the initial appeal for me. 

And how about now…. what about Feedr makes it a great place to work? Or what do you enjoy most about your role?

The people in my team and all throughout the company are fantastic. I love coming into the office to catch up with everyone, and I feel very lucky to work with the people here. There are of course loads of other reasons, including how great my role is, but the people really make it for me.

How do you describe Feedr to your family and friends?

So many ways to do this, I usually say that Feedr is the easiest way to get great food delivered to the office.

What advice do you have for prospective candidates looking to join Feedr?

Let your passion for what we do shine through!