Be Inspired

23rd February 2018

Andy McNeill – General Manager, Hastings Stormont Hotel

Give a brief outline of your career to date I started working in the Hastings Europa Hotel when I was 16 and worked there for 19 years, steadily working my way up the ranks. I started as a function bars waiter and during my placement year I was night auditor. When I graduated I became...

20th February 2018

Alex Christofi – Coffee Trainer, BWL Group

The Post: Coffee Trainer, BWL Group The Post Holder: Alex Christofi A passion for the product helps coffee trainer, Alex Christofi to inspire others.  HOW I BECAME A COFFEE TRAINER  Give a brief outline of your career to date I was 15 when I first got involved in the hospitality industry and I haven’t looked back...

11th January 2018

Be Inspired – Richard Livingston from Pearson Finance Services

It’s time to get inspired by our latest interview with Richard Livingston, from Pearson Finance Service. Give a brief outline of your career to date I started my career as an audit trainee in KPMG, where I qualified as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. I then spent 6 years in the finance department of...

4th December 2017

Helen Brogan

Role: Sales Account Manager Company: Continu Track Record: Changing industry sectors in her career has helped Helen Brogan learn and adapt to new challenges while gathering transferable skills along the way. HOW I BECAME A SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER Give a brief outline of your career to date. I came to Continu from a retail-based background....

15th November 2017

Tim Whittaker

Role: Production Apprentice Company: Forfey Ltd Track Record: Tim Whittaker is learning on the job in his first employed role as a production apprentice. HOW I BECAME A PRODUCTION APPRENTICE Give a brief outline of your career to date. This is my very first ‘real’ job – though when I was younger I was a...

8th November 2017

Gillian McCann

Role: Cloud Architect Company: Liberty Information Technology Track Record: Working in a fast paced industry means cloud architect Gillian McCann needs good communication skills and the ability to think on her feet. HOW I BECAME A CLOUD ARCHITECT  Give a brief outline of your career to date. I joined Liberty IT as a graduate in...

8th November 2017

Catherine MacDonald

Role: General Manager Company: Little Wing Newtownards Track Record: Give a brief outline of your career to date. I had worked in a few different hospitality and retail jobs while at school and university. When I left university, I took up a full-time contract in the supermarket I had been working in and continued there...

1st November 2017

Emma Bond

Role: District Commander Company: PSNI Track Record: During her 18 years with the PSNI Superintendent Emma Bond has enjoyed an interesting and varied career. HOW I BECAME A DISTRICT COMMANDER SUPERINTENDENT Give a brief outline of your career to date. I have been in the PSNI for 18 years and currently serve as a District...

17th October 2017

Andy McKnight

Role: Developer in Test Company: Neueda Track Record: A training scheme led to a change of direction and an exciting new career in software development for Andy McKnight. HOW I BECAME A SOFTWARE ENGINEER Give a brief outline of your career to date. I left school at age 16 and completed an NVQ in Fabricating...

10th October 2017

Jane Boyce

Role: Fine Wine Manager Company: JNwine Track Record: There is no such thing as a typical day for fine wine manager Jane Boyce. HOW I BECAME A FINE WINE MANAGER Give a brief outline of your career to date. I first got a position as a graduate trainee with Saccone and Speed wine merchants in...

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