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5 MINUTES WITH GEORGIE AND KATE

Here at Smart Live, we love seeing our staff thrive, and progression is key in ensuring this happens. We spent 5 minutes with Georgie, our current Smart Live Intern, and Kate, our former intern and current Sales and Events Administrator. Have a read and get to know a bit more about them and their key Smart Live roles!

Georgie - Smart Live Intern

Why did you choose to work in the events industry?
It’s such an exciting industry - I'm always doing something different and I love being creative; coming up with inventive concepts for events is a passion of mine! I also love how no two days are the same!

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Everything happens for a reason and things will fall into the correct place at the correct time, don’t panic!

Who is your role model?
Michelle Obama - she’s fabulous and the total package: smart, hard-working, classy and a tough lady who fights for what she believes in.

We were talking earlier about there being more women than men in the events industry - why do you think that is and does it matter?
I don’t think it matters at all, however I do think a mixed gender team can sometimes work better together, as it is good to have a range of different work ethics within a team.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Still working in the industry and designing exciting, creative concepts for large parties and events all around the world. I’m a rather spontaneous person so I would love to have a job that lets me travel a lot!

Why should companies choose Smart Live?
Smart Live produces amazing events each year, ranging from conferences to product launches and parties, and are a highly flexible company with many different talents within the team. Companies should choose Smart Live as we are highly reliable and passionate about what we do. We are very personal with our clients, we guarantee to listen to their exact requirements and make sure we deliver exactly what they have dreamt their event to be like.

 

Kate - Sales and Events Administrator 

Why did you choose to work in the events industry? 
The events industry is a great industry to work in because it’s not only established, but is always growing, with demand for live experiences from so many corporate clients. I also love interacting with multiple different people and personalities every day, and seeing the progress an event can make in a matter of weeks.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Do something you really enjoy and thrive in. I was unsure about which career path to take, but I knew that I loved events, even though I studied a degree that didn’t directly tie in with the industry. So I would say definitely stick to what you enjoy because “the only way to do great work is to love what you do” (Steve Jobs).

What is the difference between interning and a permanent role?
There is definitely a difference - I now have more direct contact with clients, whether that be over the phone discussing their future Christmas/summer parties, or proposing budgets and venues and sending them to clients. When it comes to live events, you gain more responsibility and are given your own section to manage, which I find really enjoyable.

Who is your role model?
My Mum - she's very genuine and very reliable.

We were talking earlier about there being more women than men in the events industry - why do you think that is and does it matter?
I think events are more marketed to women but there’s no significant reason why, however I would say a team with mixed genders works really well and is more dynamic.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I would love to be an industry expert that others can go to for ideas. I’ve had great managers, so I’d like to be able to provide similar guidance, potentially taking on a leadership role.

Why should companies choose Smart Live?
Because we are a very personable events company. We listen to the client’s brief and questions and input our creative ideas to make sure each event is memorable. We work closely with each client to help with their vision and help the event come to life. From venue sourcing to going live onsite, the process is managed seamlessly.

We are a team who are extremely passionate about what we do, and it shows. We'd love to hear from you - get in touch with the Smart Live team now on 020 7836 0562 or email hello@smartlive.co.uk.