I joined ZiaBia as a Project Manager just over six months ago in November 2022, and hit the ground running!
On my third day in the role I found myself flying off to sunny Marbella to work onsite at an event for one of ZiaBia’s long standing clients. What a great way to start a new job!
I had previously worked in marketing and events on the client side and always found my favourite part of my job was running the events. The prospect of working on event planning full time with ZiaBia was too good to pass. They really appealed to me because they work on all sorts of different corporate events over a range of sectors. Once I had discovered more about the people and the ethos of the company it sealed the deal.
ZiaBia has a clear ambition to make every event the best it can be. There is remarkable attention to detail and a strong moral code to look after their team in a supportive environment.
I feel very lucky to have been involved in about 14 different events. I have worked onsite at seven and project managed three so far. These events have been really varied and ranged from sales kick-offs, executive council meetings, a charity community support event and even a pub crawl for 300 people! Part of the joy of working with an agency is that no two days are the same. Each new event brings new experiences and challenges.
I’ve also been particularly fortunate with where these events have already taken me. Malaga, Rome, Warsaw, Malta, Bristol, London and most recently Edinburgh!
I have always enjoyed travelling with work and am thrilled to do this again and see more of the world.
Planning and executing these events has also given me the opportunity to build up strong relationships with both clients and suppliers. Both new to ZiaBia and long-standing clients who the team have worked with over many years. Being entrusted with project managing events for a client that the team has spent years fostering a great relationship with felt a little daunting at first; but everyone has been fantastic to work with and made me feel very welcome.
My journey has definitely been made easier by having access to the extensive list of trusted suppliers that the ZiaBia team have built. Working with suppliers who are reliable, imaginative, and understand our expectations make our projects run much more smoothly.
Continuing to learn from the depth of experience that the ZiaBia team has. As well as to meet more people, and travel to more new places.
I am really looking forward to gettting stuck in to all the exciting events we have coming up!
ZiaBia is a team of dedicated event professionals, truly invested in the success of their clients’ events. They are a fantastic company to work for and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone.