What does a typical day involve?
A typical day involves juggling many balls; including creating unmissable events for the agency, building and deploying email campaigns, updating website pages, making sure we’re involved in all relevant industry events around the country, updating our social media channels, working with local business partners and creating content….
What do you enjoy most about working at Adido?
There’s so much I love about my job. I consider myself extremely lucky to work with such a talented and supportive team every day, and be fortunate enough to have such a varied and exciting role. The buzz of pulling together an outstanding event or marketing campaign which has such a positive effect for our amazing agency takes some beating.
Where were you born? What brought you to Adido?
I was born in a small town called Market Harborough in Leicestershire (or as my family call it, ‘The Shire’). I studied at Bournemouth University and always knew I would move back here one day. After having our daughter we decided to make the move from London so that we could raise our family by the sea.
What has been your career highlight so far?
Managing the launch of the cruise ship ‘Freedom of the Seas’; which was then the largest ship to ever sail out of Southampton. Seven days of inspirational events for 1000’s of key people in the travel industry. I was Project Manager for the entire process from invites to firework displays and everything in between.
What’s your favourite thing about Bournemouth?
I know it’s a cliché; but the beach and the sea. Having moved down from London, there’s no better feeling than walking barefoot in the sand; whatever the season. I’m also a water lover and sea travel is a passion so living on the coast makes my heart sing!
Tell us something about you that your colleagues don’t know yet!
There’s a couple of things that spring to mind!
1. I’ve dived with sharks in Australia, and had to be pulled away by the instructor when one of them got too close and literally brushed past my cheek. Possibly the biggest adrenalin rush in my life so far!
2. I’m a qualified Sports Massage Therapist and was one of only a handful of people in the country to pass all my exams, both theory and practical with 100%.
Where in the world would you most like to visit and why?
Number one would have to be Bora Bora in the French Polynesian Islands.
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
It’s not unique I’m sure…but I’m addicted to chick-lit/rom-com novels; I can speed read and devour a book in one sitting if I ever get a chance!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Japanese – I could happily live on salmon sashimi and love rolling my own sushi. I also enjoy trying out new dishes by Harumi Kurihara; Japan’s answer to Delia Smith.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Fly a plane; I’ve been on two taster sessions and adored it – unfortunately it’s a hobby that’s a little bit out of my budget…maybe one day.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Brian Cox – I love to watch his fascinating programmes and how he is able to explain complex theories. He would be number one on my list of who to invite to a dinner party.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Two of my favourites; ‘When life gives you lemons, drink tequila’ & ‘Take two steps forward, keep going and don’t look back’
What is something you learned in the last week?
Trigraphs; along with the phonic alphabet, digraphs, cursive writing and CVC words, I’ve found it fascinating to learn about how my daughter is learning to read and write because it’s so different to when I was at primary school (many, many years ago!)
What song do you love to dance to?
Anything by Mark Knight – my favourites are Downpipe and Devil Walking
At the weekend I love…
…to go to the beach with my family.
What is your favourite film?
Not very highbrow…’Love Actually’, makes me smile however many times I watch it.