What do you enjoy the most about working at Spreckley?
The camaraderie. Everyone genuinely supports each other and lends a hand when we’re managing reports at the end of the month or working against deadlines.
I also get to work on a variety of clients, one minute I’ll be working on sourcing reviews for a robot lawn mower, the next I’m drafting a media alert on the complexities of cloud costs.
How did you hear about Spreckley and why did you want to join?
I did a masters in corporate communications, marketing and public relations at university and really enjoyed the PR aspects of my degree. I was looking for a job after graduating and found Spreckley via a job post on LinkedIn.
I had an interview with Sean and we actually spent most of it talking about cricket. The social side of working at Spreckley is something that appealed to me in the first instance as well as the chance to work on some interesting clients.
What’s been the most exciting PR campaign you’ve worked on and why?
I got to work on the launch of a new gaming phone for one our clients which was quite cool. We had a press day where journalists came into the office to try it out and while it’s not strictly B2B tech, it’s great to be able to work with those types of clients.
What was your first job?
Stacking the dairy products at Waitrose. I dropped three trays of cream on my second day. It taught me that you can always recover from what seemed like a world-shattering setback at the time. In the words of Yazz, the only way is up.
If you weren’t in PR, what would you be doing instead?
Maybe a musician, I can play the guitar but not very well. I did serenade everyone with a rendition of Love Story by Taylor Swift at Karaoke recently. It went down quite well. So maybe I’d be the frontman of a band.
Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?
I’ve broken my nose three times. Once playing hockey, once being overambitious with a bench press and once clashing heads with someone on the playground at primary school.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?
I’m a big bowler. I’m one of those people that brings their own shoes and ball. Shirt with my own name stitched on the back. I’ve never actually told anyone that before. I always go on my own.
Who had the most influence on you growing up?
I was always a fan of Robbie Williams’ bad-boy image and have generally tried to carry that over into my own life.
What’s your go-to lunch on Leather Lane?
Peruvian chicken. So d*mn good.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
I’ve never left Europe so I’d love to do that. Australia is probably top of the list, but I’d also like to go Central America.
“I’m loving angels instead.” – Robbie Williams