What was your background prior to joining us?
Before working in Cineark Ireland, I worked with my father in our family business for over a decade. My grandfather started a successful fuel distribution business over 60 years ago. I ran the day-to-day office side.
What did CineArk look like when you joined?
When I joined, we had just acquired the warehouse in Kinsealy. I was new to the industry, so I never fully understood the scope of opportunities that would be possible at Cineark Ireland until my first visit to the mothership in Wooburn!
What does a typical day look like?
I have yet to have a typical day I think! A day could involve making and sending quotes, invoicing, booking opportunities in and out. I have been involved with setting up the warehouse, from shelving to organising fire alarms. I have also dabbled in deliveries. And of course, there was the mad dash to Dublin Port one day to receive a last-minute shipment!
What do you like about the job?
I love learning so much about an industry I never thought would be accessible to me. I also love working with my partner in crime Lucy.
What impact have the writers’ strike and SAG strike had?
I don’t think we felt the strikes as much as perhaps people in the UK. Seeing as I am newish to the industry, I didn’t have many other years to compare to. We were relatively lucky in Ireland to have been kept busing working on Bad Sisters 2 during the strike.
What are you looking forward to at work?
I look forward to finding solutions to the different challenges that arise on a day-to-day basis.
What makes a good day?
A good day is seeing everything run smoothly – if any issues do pop up, it is always gratifying seeing how swiftly the team jumps in on Slack to lend a helping hand.
How would you sum up CineArk in a sentence?
Cutting edge, adaptable – always able to find a solution through teamwork.