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Newsletter 01/2015

Face to Face with... | Ross Milton


Please tell us a little about your workplace/business

BOUNCE is a massive indoor trampoline universe that’s all about jumping high and landing soft & safe. Imagine over 80 interconnected trampolines and 500 square metres of circus grade padding and air bags. In a world where adrenaline sports are the domain of a handful of risk seeking extreme athletes, BOUNCE offers ‘an airborne adrenaline rush with a soft landing’ to anyone who wants to jump around. Bounce is accessible – from young children, to teens, adults and elite athletes.

What is your role at Bounce?

I’m the Managing Director and founder of Bounce in Dubai.

How long have you been working in the role and where were you working previously?

Bounce opened June 4th 2014… though we were working on the concept for quite a few months prior to this. Prior to Bounce I was Chief Financial Officer of Mar’s Food group based in the United States.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Everything ! Every day I get to come to work with kids, teens and adults having a great time, laughing, jumping around, getting fit and having an awesome experience. It also keeps me in shape as well.

What is the most challenging and difficult aspect of your job? 

Ensuring every day we keep our standards high, “wowing” every customer.

What does a typical day at work look like?

It starts with a morning huddle with the team, getting them all ready for the day, what parties, schools or Corporate groups we have coming in to the venue, then making sure the venue is in great shape. Of course there is a lot of administration in between from recruitment, to finance, logistics (ensuring we have enough food and drinks) through to coaching team members, and getting out there, bouncing around with our customers.

How do you like to spend your leisure time?

I have 3 beautiful girls at home, so leisure time is always spent with them, riding bikes, travelling or playing games at home.

Do you have any general comments to make about living in Dubai?

It’s a pretty incredible city, full of opportunities if you’re willing to work hard. It’s also great in terms of lifestyle, things to do, food, and the culture is so unique and every day a new experience.

What is the best piece of advice you could give new arrivals to the business world of Dubai?

Find someone whose been there, done the hard yards and been successful. Things go a lot smoother if you’ve got someone to help you navigate through the process of establishing a business in the UAE.

Ross Milton

Managing Director, Bounce and ABCD member

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