For most, coming back to the office after six months of working from home feels very strange. Combine that feeling with not only joining an entirely different business but also having to familiarise yourself with a new set of faces and you’ll understand why I was slightly apprehensive getting out of bed on the morning of my first day.
Luckily, entering Scriba PR’s HQ was nothing like what a recent disinfectant brand advert would have you believe an office is like. In fact, the team has welcomed me with open arms and everyone has gone above and beyond to help me settle in.
Having experienced both in-house and agency comms roles in the past few years, I decided to try my hand at freelancing at the start of the year. I found that operating solo was definitely not for me and I missed the energy of working in a group setting. I thrive off of bouncing ideas around with others, as well as the social aspect of being part of a team. I decided I wanted to look for a new role on the same day I saw the job listing for the position at Scriba. If that wasn’t a sign from the universe, then I don’t know what is.
I have been aware of Scriba for several years due to working in both the same town and industry. People in my network have always had great things to say about both the work that Scriba does and its team dynamic, which is what compelled me to apply for the role. Word-of-mouth recommendations are powerful things, especially when it comes to employers.
During the interview stage, the team’s camaraderie and dedication to PR really struck a chord with me and I instantly knew that when it comes to values and ethos we were all on the same page. That must be what they thought too because, much to my delight, I was invited to join the family a few days later.
I intend to use my strategic expertise, along with my love for the written word, to add as much value as possible to the team and Scriba clients. I have a background in B2B PR, as well as qualifications in direct and digital marketing, meaning I am a good all-rounder when it comes to communications and I understand the importance of an integrated approach to content.
I’m very much looking forward to fully immersing myself in current and new projects as well as truly getting under the skin of each of my new clients to help them get the most out of the activity we do for them. The thing I am really excited about though, is making myself useful and indispensable to a fab team.