Five Minute Focus On: Ross Hompstead, Bamboo Rose
Tell us about Bamboo Rose
Bamboo Rose is the only marketplace powered by proven trade engines for retail product and supply chain management. We enable the B2B community to collaboratively and continuously discover, develop and deliver ideas and products to diverse markets around the world.
We have offices around the world with Belfast being the newest site.
What is your role in the company?
I am the Software Development Manager for Mobile Applications – meaning I head up our mobile development team here in Belfast. This is the first team we are focusing on building in this office.
When I’m not busy with that team, I am also site lead for Belfast with a focus on growth and strategy.
Tell us something about Bamboo Rose we might not know
Bamboo Rose has a great culture where everyone is bought into our vision and what we are doing. It’s an amazing place to work where staff are truly valued!
What’s next for Bamboo Rose?
Over the next few years we will be focusing on expansion here in Belfast – growing various teams including those in development, QA, UX/UI and customer operations. We aim to scale to around 75 employees in Belfast.
What’s your favourite thing about working in Belfast?
The food! Having a selection of dining options right on the doorstep of the office is great, although it does become expensive eating lunch out every day!
What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
There is a great buzz around the floors and a real community feel. It’s nice meeting new people in the kitchen and finding out a bit about what they are doing!
Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
My daughter was born on January 1 so more recently it has been quiet Friday nights in. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but it’s good to have a Friday out every once in a while!