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Meet our new Event Manager, Kamile Klimaviciute

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We regularly profile someone from our team so that you can get to know us better. This month, we want you to meet our new Event Manager, Kamile Klimaviciute, who joined us in November – welcome Kamile!

What was your first job?

My first job was at the Carmelite Hotel in Aberdeen when doing my undergraduate degree. I quickly became a team leader by gaining experience working in the restaurant, as well as in events. I was very interested in the work, and this allowed me to start investing time to develop a career in hospitality!

What are the highlights of your career so far?

A definite highlight was becoming duty manager at Ferryhill House Hotel in Aberdeen, which was my first managerial job. This was a great learning curve and the opportunity to work with fantastic mentors. It also really helped to find out what sort of leader I want to be.

Another highlight was being promoted to a senior supervisor while working at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. I remember being very proud and scared at the same time – if you work in weddings it has to be perfect.  It’s one of the most important days of our clients’ lives and I had to ensure each one went flawlessly!

What do you love about your job?

I love the feeling following a successful event! There’s nothing better than the client and their guests being satisfied and thrilled by the great experience they have had at The Hub.

I also love the teamwork here at The Hub – we work smoothly like a well-oiled machine! No event would happen without the whole team’s hard work.

What is your best tip for those who want to enter event management?

It’s essential to truly care about the client, staff and the event itself. It’s also important to be honest, open and to have really strong organisational skills.

What are your tips for a successful event?

To ensure a successful event, planning the required resources ahead of the day is vital. It’s important to think of events from every guest’s perspective – it helps to think through everything from logistical issues like accessibility to making sure there’s sufficient time for enjoying a meal!

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

If you find what you love to do, you will never have to work another day in your life’. I love what I do, and I find pleasure in that.

What is your favourite place in Edinburgh?

I have fallen in love with several places in Edinburgh: I love the streets and history of the Old Town and its wonderful views across the New Town; and I find the views from the Royal Forth Yacht Club in Granton both tranquil and inspiring.  I enjoy finding those special little places across the city.

What is your most treasured possession?

My thirteen-year-old Ford Focus is my proudest possession, as I’ve had many road trips and adventures in that car!

Who would you like to meet?

From a professional perspective, it would have to be Colin Cowie or David Tutera – these world-class event managers always create unique and once-in-a-lifetime events. To meet them would be very interesting and inspiring.  

What is your favourite treat from Cafe Hub?

An Americano! The coffee quality at Cafe Hub is great and I am definitely a coffee person – it wakes me up in the morning and keeps me energised through the day’s events.

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