Introducing Ciara, our new Conference & Events Sales Manager here at the eastside rooms. Ciara is an important member of the team, overseeing all conference and event enquiries for our brand new, purpose built venue. Read on to find out a little more about Ciara.
How did you get into the industry?
I originally went to university to study Psychology but soon realised it was not the career for me. At the time I was working in retail and enjoyed the customer facing aspect. I decided to go back to University and started a Hospitality Business management Degree which I loved. It was when i started my work placement I really found a love for events. I then moved back to Birmingham and worked in a Conference Sales Manager in a venue in the city and now I am part of the eastside team.
Who inspires you the most?
My Mom is my biggest inspiration – she raised two children, worked full time and got a 2.1 degree all at the same time! I get my passion for my career and work drive from her!
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick and why?
I would pick Spotify because I am constantly listening to music, Apple Podcast because I really enjoy listening to any true crime podcast and Trainline because I’m always travelling by train and always looking to go away at weekends.
What do you like most about your current role?
I absolutely love my job! I love the buzz of working in events – not only from securing a great enquiry but to helping run the event on the day. I love the different types of events I have worked on and the fact that in hospitality no day is ever the same.