In the first installment of our “Meet the team” blog series we talk to Sophie, Events Assistant at The Lighthouse. One of the newest recruits to the team Sophie’s enthusiasm for creative events has been evident from day one. Find out more about her below…
Name: Sophie Callander
Job title: Events Assistant
When did you start working at The Lighthouse: August 2016
How did you end up working in events?
I studied Event Management at college and university. This allowed me to undertake work experience with various companies and learn about the events industry within Glasgow. I then worked at an event venue in Glasgow for a year before I gained my position at The Lighthouse.
What do you like most about working in events at The Lighthouse:
I like working with a creative team that works together and comes up with innovative ideas. I also like that all of the event spaces are blank canvases so it allows us to hold many kinds of events and allows the clients to really make the space their own.
What are your favourite types of events?
The best events are where clients know exactly what they want and you are able to create their vision and exceed their expectations. Some of my favourites have been product launches, exhibitions, conferences and corporate dinners/drinks receptions.
Do you have a dream client?
My dream client would be a company in the film or music industry, as this is something I am really passionate about and I believe these events would be very creative and exciting to work alongside. Something like the Walt Disney Company, Sony or Universal Music Group would be fantastic.
What is your favourite space at The Lighthouse?
My favourite space is the Orangebox as this is the largest and most diverse space. It can be transformed into anything the client wishes. It also has the most natural daylight which makes the space bright and airy. It also has the long gallery attached which is perfect for drinks receptions and networking along with lovely views of Glasgow.
What is your favourite item on the menu?
My favourite items are from the finger buffet menu. This is our most popular menu for corporate clients. There is a variety of hot, cold and sweet options. Some of my favourites are; smoked salmon, beetroot and crème fraiche mini croissant, portabello mushroom and halloumi slider and mini lemon and lime tart.
If someone was visiting Glasgow for the first time what should they see or do? Aside from The Lighthouse.
They should check the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau website to see what is going on in the city at the time. I would also say they should go on the hop on, hop off bus this would allow them to get around the whole city and see all the different sites such as; Kelvingrove Museum, People’s Palace, Riverside Museum, etc.