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Meet Our Events Manager, Lilly Dinchiyska

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Once a month we profile someone from our team and introduce them so that you can get to know us better. This month, it is our event manager’s turn – meet Lilly Dinchiyska!


What are the highlights of your career so far?

It was one of my best friends who suggested I apply for a job at The Hub. I began by working part time in the Café Hub and then after lots of hard work and dedication, I have advanced to become part of the events management team. I have learned a lot from my colleagues, not only about work, but also about life in general as well.


What is the best part of your job?

I enjoy the action!  It’s always fulfilling to see something you have been thinking of and planning for days to become reality. My job allows me to meet many interesting people and hear many (sometimes wild) stories. Also, let’s not forget, the Edinburgh International Festival. The building gets a life of its own during the month of August and it’s exciting to be a part of this Edinburgh institution.


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

At the moment, I am craving some exotic vibes. I would really like to go to Thailand, hire a boat and wander through the markets!


What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Enjoy the little moments and don’t take things too seriously.


What do you get up to outside of work?

In and out of work, I am a creative person. I have recently taken up photography, I’ve been sketching for as long as I remember and occasionally sing. I also try to stay active with an evening run.


What would you recommend to a client for their event at the Hub?

The best events for me are the ones with lots of music and dancing: ceilidh music, a glass of bubbles and a selection of canapes is the way to go for a fun night!


What is the most memorable event you’ve worked on?

There are a few quite memorable ones, but a group of French rugby fans pops out immediately. They were all chanting, dancing, jumping, etc. The game was put on a large screen and the crowds went wild.


Can you name your favourite place in Edinburgh?

I love the secret places Edinburgh has to offer, like on the canal walk. Or the hipster places at Bruntsfield.