Fresh Faces Arrive at the BDC
September is one of the busiest months for the BDC and this year we have four new faces to help run our exhibitions and conferences! We speak to the new team members to find out exactly what it is they are going to be getting up to at the BDC…
Lowri Jones has joined us after graduating from her Events Management degree at Sheffield Hallam University and has taken on the permanent position of Conference Executive:
“My role at the BDC is Conference Executive. I project manage conferences and exhibitions along with striving to build a strong relationship with my clients.
I have graduated this year from Events Management at Sheffield Hallam University and have, to be honest, been lucky to be offered this position at the Business Design Centre. After researching the venue I knew I wanted to work here and I was right!
I am looking forward to the coming events in September and getting ‘stuck in’. The events are very exciting and will transform the venue daily. I hope to create a good impression during this time in the business along with enjoying the involvement of such different styles of events.”
Jack Williams comes over to us from Teamwork UK Ltd, our in house facilities management company and has already started running shows in the Venue Services Team:
“I have been working at the BDC as Operations Manager for Teamwork UK for over 4 years so am familiar with a lot of the staff, suppliers and customers. It’s been great to make the move over to the venue as a Venue Services Manager as I already considered myself a part of the BDC family.
My new shows that I am already working on are London Edge, Community Care and Black Hat to name a few. It’s been a great journey over the last month, the office environment is enjoyable and the team are all fun to work with so that makes life really easy – more than anything I can’t wait to involved in running the large shows!”
Millie Wickens has joined us for her placement year from Sheffield Hallam University and has taken on the role of Conference Coordinator in the Venue Sales Office:
“I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to spend my placement year at the Business Design Centre. I have always had a passion for events and have attended a wide variety over the last few years. I was keen for my placement to allow this passion to grow whilst gaining in-depth knowledge about the events industry; the BDC is proving to be a perfect business for this.
As Conference Coordinator I will be responsible for a range of events, making sure everything is fully prepared beforehand and runs smoothly on the day. I will also be partly responsible for the BDC’s online presence, which includes social media sites such as Instagram and weekly posts on the BDC’s blog.”
Lyndsey Baron has also joined us for her placement year from Sheffield Hallam University as our new Venue Services Coordinator:
“I am excited to start at the Business Design Centre and to gain an insight into the events industry, something which I am currently studying at university. Art is something that I have a passion for, and therefore the chance to coordinate the London Art Fair is a great opportunity to learn, develop and gain valuable experience.
My day-to-day tasks include communicating with exhibitors and contractors in order to ensure the smooth running of all the show extras. With such a variety of shows this makes no two days the same! I’m also excited to be working for the BDC as it offers a wide range of shows to work on, to experience events in all different sectors. As well as coordinating, I will also be able to hone in on the skills learnt in the first six months to then develop into project managing PCN in January.”
For more information on the team members you can see their profiles in the organisers section.
Posted by Millie.