Joining Contraband at the start of 2012 was a dream come true! All I’ve ever wished for was to work in a creative environment, with lovely people and the possibility of exciting things happening!
After almost 2 years at Contraband International, I can happily say that I’ve hit the JACKPOT!
As an administrator, I primarily deal with the performers and with a roster of over 2000 acts, I get to speak with a variety of personalities from all walks of life, who are doing what they love the most- entertaining people!
I type 66726 contracts yearly, and it’s wonderful to see what sort of events Contraband are involved in. I also deal with diary management, ensuring that it corresponds with the live events, just so our lovely MD Archie has a copy at all times, in case anyone needs to get in touch out of office hours-which is very rare!
Another great part of my job is acting as a ‘Louis Walsh’ to Archie’s ‘Simon Cowell’. It’s a great insight into the wonderful world of entertainment, and I feel chuffed to be one of the first people to see which acts we are going to be working with.
The Mirror People have recently gone online, and I think they are fantastic!
All of my Colleagues at Contraband are so lovely, and entertaining in their own right. They are very supportive and happy to participate in the charity bake sales I’ve organised in the past year and a bit!
Its great fun as everyone brings in a few treats and we all donate money to a worthy cause- we raised over £100 for Comic relief last year!!
We also get the pleasure of meeting many performers in person, such as musicians , vocalists , -some excellent talent. But by far the most enjoyable performance for me were from the Junk drummers.
Their performance was amazing, funny and full of energy! I was so pleased that they won act of the year at the Event Awards 2013- well deserved.