OPERATIONS MANAGER TURNED TAP DANCER

Hobbies are an excellent thing to have, allowing you to escape the everyday, adding variety to your life, as well as polish up new and existing skills. It is also true to say opposites attract with our own Operations Manager and technical guru demonstrating this with his side-line love of dancing.

The fifth in our staff advertising campaign showcases Don Hurley, in November’s M&IT (page. 41), who has worked with us at the Brighton Centre for four years. His role as Operations Manager involves taking control of the huge variety of events that come into the venue. This role requires expert precision and judgement in order for the events to run seamlessly, without any hitches. He says this is what he enjoys most, looking at how well it has come together and all the hurdles that he’s helped our clients overcome.

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Staff Q&A: Kyle Collard

Name: Kyle Collard

Current job title: V.S.A

Time worked at the Centre, in current and previous roles: 7 years as a casual (whilst studying at college and university) 2 years as a full time V.S.A

Where you currently live: Hove….  next to Hove Park actually

What’s the best thing about working at the Brighton Centre: Having the flexibility to pursue personal projects and hobbies.

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Staff Q&A: Penny Parker

Name: Penny Parker

Current job title: Business & Communications Manager

Time worked at the Centre, in current and previous roles: September 1997 House & Events Manager initially.

Where you currently live: Brighton

You work in the vibrant City of Brighton – tell us what your favourite things to see and do here are? Just walking around the city and in particular the North Laine at any time of the year.  The city individuality in terms of culture and personality can be seen in shop windows and through snatched conversations in and around cafes and street corners from groups as diverse as students, mums, OAPs, gay, straight, musicians, artists…

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Staff Q&A: Louise Wyborn

Name:  Louise Wyborn

 Current job title: Conference Sales

 Time worked at the Centre, in current and previous roles: 6 years

 Where you currently live:  Burgess Hill

 What’s the best thing about working at the Brighton Centre: I really enjoy the variety of events we manage to successfully put on in the venue. No matter what it is, all the staff pull together to ensure all of our clients get the best possible experience and this makes me proud to work here

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Staff Q&A: Michael Marcham

Name: Michael Marcham

Current job title: House and Events manager

Time worked at the Centre, in current and previous roles: 18 years

Where you currently live: Preston area, Brighton

What’s the best thing about working at the Brighton Centre: A fantastic refurbished  venue, brilliant and dedicated team of people to work with. A drive to achieve the best for everyone that walks through the doors.

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