MEET THE TEAM – STEPHANIE PAPADOPOULOS, MARKETING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Today we’d like to help you get to know our Marketing and Events Coordinator a bit better. Stephanie has taken some time out of her day to tell us more about what she loves about her work, her frustrations and her favourite space at No.4 Hamilton Place.
How long have you been at No.4 Hamilton Place?
I started working here at the end of August after working as a marketing and events assistant in various establishments around London. I gained most of my marketing experience working for a data-analytics and marketing software company which taught me how to strategize, implement and measure results based on user behaviour and analytics. This gave me the insight to understand how to use industry trends to gain the most engagement on marketing campaigns. Pairing the creativity of marketing and organisational duties of event management is what drew me to this role. I then had my interview within the venue and was overwhelmed by the building and its splendor. I was overjoyed to learn I could work within such a historic and beautiful venue.
What makes you good at your job?
It’s my love for the industry. I love the beginning to end aspect of the business and get great satisfaction from hearing how much our clients have enjoyed their event!
What do you love most about your job?
I’m a people person, so I most enjoy working with clients and negotiating how we can best meet their requirements and exceed expectations. I love creating the WOW factor for my clients’ guests.
What’s the best event you’ve ever worked on?
We recently hosted the Autumn/Winter ’16 Collection launch for Boux Avenue, a luxury lingerie brand. There was lots of production involved. We set up banners and rails around the Argyll Room and Terrace with products from their range. There was a celeb DJ set up in the middle of the room, a selfie photo booth in one corner, a bar in another and plasma screens to showcase the line. Altogether it was an immersive, artistic evening. The entire venue made for an elegant setting for both the environment of the event and for photo opportunities.
Have you ever saved an event from near disaster?
I’ve never come close to a disaster, but one of the uncontrollable things that can disrupt an event would be suppliers not delivering key materials on time. But as an event planner it is essential you have the ability to think on your feet and use your imagination and initiative to work around it. Keeping the client and their guests happy and in good spirit is key – so I focus on that.
What’s your favourite space at 4HP and why?
My favourite space is the Marshall of Cambridge Room. The tall windows let in the perfect amount of light to brighten up the golden décor, making it gleam. The room is grand and sophisticated. With a capacity of 120 it is both spacious and intimate. We have held all sort of events there including exhibitions, receptions and wedding dinners.