An invaluable fluke
The loyal Martin Real started working for Smart in September 2007. With Smart Group growing alongside Martins experience, he now plays his part in running the accounts for the Group’s five separate Limited companies. However, Martin explains that his entry into the events industry was by pure fluke and a lucky one at that, as he is now an invaluable member of Smart.
Putting the fun into finance
Martin explains that it’s the working alongside a diverse range of high profile events that creates the excitement in finance. He continues to describe a particular event that springs to mind. “I was lucky enough to experience what it is like to work in a restaurant style kitchen, where the guest’s food was cooked to order. The event was a 50th wedding anniversary at a private residence in Berkshire. It lasted three days for 110 lucky guests, jammed packed with entertainment; including the Rojo Tango band (flown in from Argentina just for the day!) and an incredibly personal live performance from Lisa Stanfield & her band.”
Stir in some passion to the Saturday mix
“My proudest achievement has been completing my exams and gradually taking on more and more responsibility at Smart to cement my position”. In his spare time, Martin likes to be with his unrivalled passion: food. His idea of a perfect Saturday is being surrounded by interesting ingredients and trying to work his way through a ridiculously complicated recipe with limited success!