I started working at Hanson Wade in July 2014 as a Marketing Assistant, primarily focussing on supporting the Latin American team, given my degree in Spanish & Latin American studies (note: nothing to do with marketing!).
With very little experience in both the marketing, and conference, world, I was provided with training and support which enabled me to progress quickly, fail often, and learn what it took to succeed. From Day 1, I was mentored and given the freedom to develop my skills in the areas which interested me the most.
The flexibility of the role around my personality gave me the confidence to try new things, and ultimately make the step up to Marketing Executive, and then Marketing Manager. Hard work and success are not ignored at Hanson Wade, so there are plenty of opportunities to progress.
The job of the Marketing Executives and Managers is to increase awareness of our events within a very targeted market, communicating the benefits of attending, and persuading our customers to join us. We also provide support to the other departments from generating leads for the sales functions, to working on copy with production – so it can get quite busy!
One of the best things about being a Marketer at Hanson Wade is the freedom that it gives me to direct my career in the direction I want, developing the skills that interest me most. We constantly receive internal and external training, and are supported to really push ourselves.
However, the best thing is working with a committed and supportive team, in a company of like-minded people who are all doing amazing things – and having lots of fun while we’re at it!