Role in Company: Regional Manager, North England and Scotland
My role involves overseeing the day to day operations of the Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh offices. I work closely with the Area Mangers to ensure we are achieving our targets and delivering for all of our clients in each area. Staff development is a key factor in my position, so myself and Paul are always looking at ways to help develop our office team and continue to be the best in our industry.
When did you start working with the company?
I started working as a temporary member of staff in July 2013, when I came back from University in Sheffield. I worked many different venues including Chester Racecourse, Liverpool Football Club and Knowsley Hall. During December I was invited in to the office to assist with their Christmas operations and I started full time in February 2014. I began my current position as Regional Manger in January 2018.
What is it that you love about Arc?
We’ve all said it but it’s true, the variation of the roles – each day is different. My role has changed over the years and I’ve worked with a lot of clients across the country which keeps it interesting, you have to adapt to new situations every day. Some of the events you get to work alongside are brilliant - I’ve worked with Champions League Finals, Rugby World Cup Finals, Commonwealth Games to name a few!
Working alongside clients to deliver a successful event is always a great feeling. Seeing a project through from start to finish, and seeing the end result on site and a happy client is what we’re in it for!
As well as this, seeing staff grow and develop from maybe not having much experience/confidence in hospitality to becoming comfortable in all roles and even supervisors!
Finally –I’ve seen the company grow tremendously since I started which is great to see and be a part of.
What do you see in the future for Arc:
We’re well on the way to becoming the biggest company of our type in a lot of areas across the UK we have only recently started out in. It’s great to be a part of an ever-expanding company.
2018 is already shaping up to be our biggest year yet. I’ve seen Arc grow at an incredible rate in the 4 years I’ve been here, so who knows where we’ll be in another 4 years!
Tell us some interesting facts about yourself:
I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro! Although I had to get a piggy back down…
I’m a massive Everton fan and had a season ticket for 8 years.
I did Movember once at Uni. For a few days I had a handlebar moustache…there’s photos out there…