We would like to introduce you to our Regional Manager based in Melbourne, Rachel. Joining the HeadBox team in July, Rachel works directly with our community of corporate clients, delivering their annual event schedules. We sat down with Rachel to chat about her everyday life, her role and her experience.
Tell us a little bit about yourself? What do you like to do on the weekends?
My weekends are spent with my husband and two children on our rural property in the outskirts of Melbourne. We love the space and fresh air, bushwalking with our dogs and riding the farm bikes.
Can you tell us more about your role?
As Regional Manager in Melbourne, I’m focused on working directly with our corporate clients to create a personalised experience when planning their meetings and events. I thrive on relationships and building long-term connections with both clients and suppliers alike, for mutually beneficial partnerships. I love the challenge and reward of being part of a new and fast-growing company such as HeadBox to use my experience to help the company develop and succeed.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Lots of calls, emails and planning see’s my day full of conversations and achievements. If not out and about visiting new and exciting venues and destinations, I get to enjoy the friendly faces of my clients either over coffee or virtually for strategic chats and presentations.
How did you get into the industry? Any advice for anyone aspiring to work in the events space?
My journey has been a long and enjoyable one, with over 20 years experience in the hospitality and events industry. I started my career in hotel sales across a number of different hotel chains, climbing the ranks from Business Development to Director roles, and finding my passion for events during my 11-years as a venue-finder, travelling all over the world to experience destinations far and wide for business events. It is like coming home again as I return to my new role at HeadBox, back to what I love and working with clients across so many different event requirements. It’s a wonderful industry and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting and rewarding career.
What do you love most about your role and working at HeadBox?
There are so many things to love, but I mostly feel blessed to work for and with such amazing people, all who are on their own journey and building their careers, but with the utmost respect and kindness for one another. It’s a great team to be a part of and I’m so happy to be here.
1. Who can use HeadBox?
Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.
2. What is HeadBox?
HeadBox connects corporate and consumer bookers with venues and suppliers and is the easy way to book, manage and deliver everything in one place. No long searches, no stress, no hidden costs.
3. How do I submit an event brief?
Submitting an event brief is an easy process. Our intuitive brief builder will take you through a series of questions collecting all the necessary details needed to host a great event. We want to know details such as where your event will take place, on what date, how many people are attending, and what your total budget is. Once you submit this information, relevant and available venues will respond to your brief!
4. How long will it take for venues to respond?
Our venues are super quick to respond! You should receive responses or a proposal within 24-48 business hours.
5. What are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a venue?
The cost, the location, style, capacity & catering options.