Sophie first heard about the Stockport Events team when she booked her wedding at one of Stockport’s venues in (October 2018). After experiencing the event as a client, Sophie decided she wanted to be on the other side. Already studying for a degree in Events Management Sophie joined the team as an events assistant working evenings and weekends to support the team and develop her hospitality experience.

“This first hand experience helped me to understand the operational delivery of various events. This included waiting on tables and working efficiently behind a bar whilst also providing excellent customer service. This role helped me to expand my skills whilst also fitting flexibly around my studies.”

After graduating, Sophie applied for a role as a Hospitality Supervisor in the events team.

“When this job role came up it seemed like the right step up for me. My experiences as an events assistant gave me the confidence to apply.  This role gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skillset and also enabled me to work more closely with the sales and coordination team, who are all amazing at what they do and have a huge passion for events. I am a very hands on person and enjoy the customer interaction so this job seemed perfect for me.”

As a hospitality supervisor, I am required to work closely with the sales and coordination team to deliver fantastic events, I supervise the operational team who deliver the events on the day. I manage stock levels, liaise with and supervise suppliers and ensure all health and safety legislation is met.  I also train the food and beverage assistants to ensure they are confident within their roles and improve efficiency.