8 Sep 2023


Meet the team

Meet the team: Sasha Arion

What do you enjoy the most about working at Spreckley?

For me, good teamwork and communication are conducive to a healthy work environment, and at Spreckley everyone is really positive and supportive. There are no defined roles for each team member – everyone jumps in and lends a hand wherever they’re needed.

I also enjoy coming to the office. There’s always a fun atmosphere and a bit of banter.

How did you hear about Spreckley and why did you want to join?

I did a lot of writing as part of my degree and also did some content marketing during my internship abroad, which motivated me to get into PR and communications.

I was approached by a recruiter about a job at Spreckley and instantly got a good vibe after looking into the company. It also dawned on me how vital the tech industry is and how much it impacts the world around us.

What’s been the most exciting PR campaign you’ve worked on and why?

One of my clients attended a particularly successful HR event in Las Vegas, which we’d found on their behalf. We’d arranged a series of interviews and a talk with the event organisers. Overall, it was a great success and justified the price of the CEOs transatlantic flight.

The company we were representing was a startup, and it was really rewarding to give them the opportunity to raise their profile.

What was your first job?

I worked in a café in Roundhay Park in Leeds for two years as a weekend job. I’m sure there are worse jobs out there, but I was pretty happy to leave the hospitality industry behind.

Roundhay is one of the largest parks in Europe and they used to host a lot of triathlons there. I think I served Alistair Brownlee once or twice. Or Jonny. Or both. Who knows.

If you weren’t in PR, what would you be doing instead?

I studied French and Spanish as a degree, so maybe I’d be doing something like diplomacy or working as a translator.

I did a bit of acting when I was younger and thought about a career as a screenplay writer. Anything creative fits the bill for me really.

Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?

I’ve never been to KFC, Burger King or Subway. I have had McDonalds but less than ten times I’d say.

My colleagues don’t let me forget this and are often suggesting KFC for lunch but I’ll never do it.

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?

Probably going for brunch. It’s a lifestyle and it never disappoints. Roni’s in Hampstead is my go-to.

I also enjoy a holiday every now and again, as well as life’s simple pleasures like reading and watching films.

Who had the most influence on you growing up?

I’ll say my grandma. She’s an OG. A matriarchal figure.

She’s also very tech savvy. If she hadn’t retired three decades ago she’d be a good candidate for a career in B2B tech PR. She’s my first call for advice on a new phone and I’m always borrowing her speaker.

What’s your go-to lunch on Leather Lane?

Salad kitchen. One of our former colleagues started the trend in the office, and it never fails. I don’t even need to bother ordering when I walk in, they’ve got my standard order memorised: classic graze box, halloumi, avocado, lemon pesto dressing.

You don’t get that type of service in the Roundhay Café. Not since I left.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

I’d like to travel more and see other parts of the world.

There are a few places on my wish list: Canada, other places in Europe. I’d also like to go back to Italy, especially Sardinia. It would give me the chance to practice the little Italian that I learnt at uni.

Favourite quote

It changes but right now my mantra is: “Too blessed to be stressed.”

I can’t find who first said that on Google, so I’m claiming it as my own.