Having graduated from Lincoln University with a 2:1 in Public Relations in 2008 I stepped straight into an internal PR & Marketing executive role for DPAS, which saw me liaising with industry press, co-ordinating the company’s presence at trade shows and creating a litany of sales and advertising material. From there I joined the UK’s only British owned dental manufacturer as Marketing Co-ordinator, once again organising our presence at trade shows all over the world, art working packaging and marketing materials both B2B and B2C.
Having spent so much time in the dental industry and it being a huge part of my life, with my parents owning a dental practice, I decided to use my skills closer to home and work part-time for my parents as Operations & Development Manager. This meant I could not only use my marketing skills, but get involved with, and learn about HR, compliance and the financial aspects of running a business.
So presently I work two part-time roles, both within the dental industry, neither of the solely PR but involving a huge mix of marketing and organisational skills, but to top it all off, as I like to keep busy, I have started my own company within the wedding/events industry.
Sweetpea & Pearls is a wedding décor hire and styling company, which I started in May this year and have already been booked for my first wedding next year.
So watch this space. . . If the company takes off then all of the above will change again!