Introducing – Helen Brown
Helen joined the company in June 2004 as a general office administrator. She had previously worked in different administrative roles over the years, but the events industry was all new to her at the time.
Over the years at Purvis Marquees she has worked closely with customers to build up long-standing relationships. In 2009 her role changed from office administrator to
How long have you worked at Purvis Marquees?
I joined Purvis Marquees in June 2004.
Where did you work / what did you do before?
I worked for a company called Hitachi Data Systems as the Office Administrator answering phones, booking travel, meeting rooms and general office duties.
Describe a typical working day for you:
Each day starts the same but may well end differently depending on one phone call.
Best parts of working with the Purvis Team?
We are a team who work well together in both the planning and installation stages.
Biggest Achievement/highlight of career to date?
One of my biggest achievements has been passing my driving test on the sixth attempt which has enabled my career to progress a bit further with site visits etc.
What’s your top tip for event organisers?
To do their research and plan early.
How do you relax?
Reading, walking, travelling, socialising but sometimes find it difficult to relax when you’re married to the General Manager your never off!
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, hard working & loyal
accounts and payroll manager but still find it important to work closely with her key customers.
Some of Helen’s highlights over the years have included building and retaining friendships with the team at The Palace of Holyroodhouse and being able to meet the Queen at the Royal Garden Party.