Eight months ago, we welcomed (not so new!) starter Megan to the Cynergy team! Over that period, we have seen her settle well into her role - so we thought it would be a good idea to ask her some quick-fire questions so that you can get to know her a bit better…
So Megan, tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well I graduated last year from Northumbria University with a First-Class Degree in Business with Marketing Management. During that time, I did a placement year with a digital marketing agency in Stockton and since graduating I have done short-term placements in Media and Communications roles at a charity organisation and a Commissioning Support group in the North East. And now I’m here!
What is your role here at Cynergy?
I am a Marketing and Events Assistant – my role involves providing support and assistance to all members of the team across the organisation. Primarily I support our Senior Manager, Sam, with design projects, and help strategise and manage events for our clients, which includes brainstorming and researching new and exciting ways of executing the event and engaging delegates on the day (the fun part!), then bringing those ideas to life through working with our suppliers and designers, sourcing and liaising with the venue, and developing the project timeline.
What made you want to work here?
The culture. Here at Cynergy all your hard work really pays off and I always feel appreciated. Everyone is encouraged to think freely and out of the box - we have a big floor sticker saying ‘Different Thinkingly’ which really sets me up for the day!
Tell us about your average day at Cynergy.
I usually arrive to work and head straight for the kettle to make everyone a cuppa! After that I’ll head up to my computer, check my emails and diary for the day, and then write down my to-do list. If there is a call with a client I will usually prepare for the conversation with a colleague and make sure we have all the information we need answer the client’s questions. Right now we are in the early stages of a couple of events for later in the year, so recently my average day generally involves discussing logistics with venues, preparing timelines for marketing collateral, and helping the client with any problems they are facing during the planning and communication stages.
Which animal best describes you at work and why?
Well, according to The Myers-Briggs Indicator I’m a dolphin (ENFP)! Extroverted (N), I use my Intuition(N), I tend to base decisions on Feelings (F) and personal values, and I am more Perceiving (P), meaning I’m more likely to improvise and be spontaneous.
What has been your favourite moment since you started at Cynergy?
Probably coming home from my first event. That feeling of achievement after a successful day is so satisfying and really boosted my confidence. But also, our Christmas meal at a Michelin-star restaurant – the Raby Hunt!
What’s it like managing an event for a client?
Exhilarating, challenging and rewarding. It is obviously very nerve-racking before an event as you know you have planned and organised everything to a T, but sometimes situations outside our control mean that things might not run as smoothly as we hoped (that’s life!). However, once the delegates are flooding in and registration is underway, the adrenaline hits and you learn to deal with things as they come – and I know that as a team we can solve a problem straightaway without delegates knowing any different!
What’s the best thing you have learnt since you started?
There is a solution to everything!
If you had to sum up Cynergy in one sentence, what would it be?
A family who have always got each other’s back and who are joined by the same purpose to provide the best service and solutions for our clients!