Have you Met... Louise?

Louise is the newest member of our team. She joins us at our Bradford HQ. Working in HR and recruitment since she was 16 years old, she has gained her CIPD qualification and wealth of experience in roles at Leeds University, Leeds College of Music, Yorkshire Water and Frog Education, as well as a start-up tech company which she brings with her in her new role our HR Manager.

She thrives in standalone HR roles in forward-thinking SME’s with around 80 employees – looks like Universal definitely ticks a lot of her career boxes. Louise loves people, learning from those around her and being around different cultures and personalities. She resides in beautiful Shibden Valley in Halifax with her awesome family and gorgeous greyhound, but let’s hear a little more about Louise, from… you guessed it, Louise.

What are you most looking forward to about your new role at Universal?

“Meeting all the new people, learning above Live and AV and trying to understand a completely different industry, oh and pizza lunch Tuesday’s! (That happens every week, right?!)”

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

“I wouldn’t ever order an ice cream – I am more of a traffic light lolly or calypso kind of girl, but if I had to then it would be good old fashioned vanilla, maybe mango if I am feeling a bit daring.”

What’s your proudest professional achievement so far?

“Proudest professional achievement is obtaining my CIPD postgraduate diploma and getting one of the highest scores in the class as well as conquering an extremely challenging first standalone HR role at Frog Education while juggling a 2 and a 3-year-old.

Have you Met... Louise?

While we are here… how about a non-work achievement?

“My biggest non-work achievement hands down is the creation of 2 awesome, polite, clever little boys, who I know are just amazing and the coolest dudes ever.”

What’s your favourite part about HR?

“Hmmm….I suppose it’s a mixture of all the most wonderful, obscure, challenging, frustrating, awesome and downright stupid things you humans do on a daily basis, which I then have to be involved in or sort out, in some way!”

And finally, if someone gave you £1m what would you do with it?

“Apart from adopting the 8,000 retired greyhounds each year, I would open a little vintage café/tea-rooms and shop and dress up in 1940’s style hair, makeup and clothes every day, eat Victoria sponge cake and sip Yorkshire’s finest tea all day.”

Have you Met... Louise?

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Samantha Ogley

Event Logistics

Ben Stevens

AV Manager

Ben Stevens

AV Manager

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Adrian Wardle

Warehouse Technician

Rhys Large

Vision Technician

Rhys Large

Vision Technician

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Andy Robinson

Financial Director

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Chris Mobbs

AV Manager

Oli Young

Project Manager

Oli Young

Project Manager

Fiona Chan

Operations Support

Fiona Chan

Operations Support

Rob Law

AV Manager

Rob Law

AV Manager

Ben Phillips

Operations Director

Ben Phillips

Operations Director

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Joseph Palmer

Warehouse Technician

Marc Allen

Head of Project Management

Marc Allen

Head of Project Management

Brendan Barton

Purchase Ledger

Brendan Barton

Purchase Ledger

Jake Butterfield

Warehouse Apprentice

Jake Butterfield

Warehouse Apprentice

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Iky Yacoob

Senior Project Manager

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Charlie Marsden

Lighting Technician

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Richard Taylor

Project Manager

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Neil Clappison

Innovation & Sustainability Lead

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Emeline Holdsworth

Accounts Administrator

Cameron Corns

AV Technician

Cameron Corns

AV Technician

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Jaymie Mills

Venue Account Manager

Ian Dickson

Project Manager

Ian Dickson

Project Manager

Pete Bramwell

Head of Technical Production

Pete Bramwell

Head of Technical Production

Vicky Horsfield

Executive Support

Vicky Horsfield

Executive Support

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Gareth Hughes

Hire Coordinator

Rebecca Loughrey

Accounts Administrator

Rebecca Loughrey

Accounts Administrator

Bill Hill-Brown

Operations Support

Bill Hill-Brown

Operations Support

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Kirsty Waine

Managing Director

Callum Harris

Warehouse Technician

Callum Harris

Warehouse Technician

Alex Devlin

AV Manager

Alex Devlin

AV Manager

Tom Ogley

Warehouse Technician

Tom Ogley

Warehouse Technician

Aamir Yacoob

AV Technician

Aamir Yacoob

AV Technician

Dan Robinson

AV Technician

Dan Robinson

AV Technician

James Martyr

AV Technician

James Martyr

AV Technician

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Felix Fulop

Project Manager

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Carl Isaac

AV Manager

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Dave Eccles

Warehouse Manager

Jonathan Shoesmith

3D & Graphic Designer

Jonathan Shoesmith

3D & Graphic Designer

Brogan Hird

Event Logistics Administrator

Brogan Hird

Event Logistics Administrator

Joe Degeir

AV Technician

Joe Degeir

AV Technician

Aarron Johnson

Warehouse Technician

Aarron Johnson

Warehouse Technician

Finn Evans

Project Manager

Finn Evans

Project Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Stuart Thornton

Hire Manager

Mike Dodsworth

Project Manager

Mike Dodsworth

Project Manager

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Are you a whizz-kid at what you do and looking for your next challenge within the live events industry? Whether you are looking to join our freelancer crew or you’re interested in one of our permanent positions, we want to hear from you. Contact us via our vacancies form below with a copy of your C.V and one of our friendly and helpful team members will be in contact with you.

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