Meet The Team - Hollie Cooper
31 Mar 2023
When did you join Oliver Wight?
March 2023 – I’m still very new and in my first month with the business… so far so good!
Tell us about yourself! What does your day-to-day role at Oliver Wight involve?
I work within the marketing team for Oliver Wight, developing and delivering campaigns and events for the EAME region. Day to day, I will be managing the workshops we run alongside our presence at specific industry events. I’ll also be working on some key projects for the business throughout 2023!
What attracted you to the role?
I’m still relatively young in my career and was looking for a role where I can start to hone in on my talents and experiences – Oliver Wight have given me this opportunity whilst still being able to develop myself personally and professionally, which is super important to me.
Prior to joining the Oliver Wight team what did you do?
I have had MANY different jobs and roles in my working career, from a resort rep in Lanzarote to running a café in Dudley! Most recently, after finishing my degree, I worked in the marketing department at a hydraulic attachment company. That was a really cool job as every day was different – one day I was out testing products in the field, drilling holes and crushing rubble, and the next I was presenting the next marketing campaigns to the sales team.
What three words best describe you?
Empathetic, enthusiastic, witty.
What is your idea of a utopian workplace?
Where people and their development are at the heart of the organisation.
What emoji best represents you?
Definitely the dancing lady in the red dress!
What are your interests outside of work?
I love to travel, spend time with friends and family, eat amazing food, drink incredible wine, go out walking, baking, cooking. Anything that will enrich my life really! Ah, also rugby!
You’re an animal for a day – what are you and why?
I’ve always loved penguins – the way they waddle around and their ways with each other. Did you know they mate for life? They’re loyal little creatures. But I’d have to be one that lives in a warm climate! – maybe the Galapagos penguin.
Share with us the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given.
I have many wise people in my life and I’m lucky to have known some true legends. But one thing my dad said to me when I was younger and starting a new role – “on your first day if you can only remember one thing, make sure it's where the loos are… oh, and your manager's name”. Easily transferrable to life, I think!