We’ve been a bit busy of late, so we’ve added yet another member to our team. Lucy brings a fresh enthusiasm and never ending cups of tea to the BPS office as our Sales & Marketing Executive.
How did you come to work at BPS?
I had a desire to get involved in the motorsport industry once leaving university. I studied International Marketing in London and had just graduated. I came across the BPS stand at the Motorsport Industry Association Jobs Fair just after I graduated in September. After an long informal interview with Ella, I was offered a full time position to help with the expansion of the BPS.
What does a typical day at BPS entail for you?
To be honest, no two days are the same here at BPS, which is exactly why I like it here. If it’s not posting on our social media channel, or booking in one of the many wonderful clients we get here, then we’re busy planning the next show in the ever expanding schedule (as well as some top secret stuff you’ll find out in the new year… watch this space!)
What do you think makes BPS different from other companies?
We’re small enough so we can ensure our clients always get the best experience, yet large enough to keep up with the ‘big boys’. The team seems to cope with any complicated, vast task that’s thrown our way. What I love is the fact we are always re-evaluating and improving everything we do; when we want the best software we will make sure we partner with the best software company in the business. When we want to make sure we have top notch communications systems we trial and compare all of the best packages to see what works best for us.
What is the best day you’ve had at BPS?
Easy – when I got to try out the GT and single-seater simulators for the first time. I have a secret nerdy past of gaming on, what I thought were ‘simulators’, but as soon as I stepped into a BPS simulator I suddenly understood why professionals come here. It genuinely feels like I’m on a track.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I absolutely adore travelling. Whether it be planning my next big adventure far away, or even a nice walk somewhere closer to home, it’s safe to say I have rather itchy feet so will be off somewhere when I’m not in tropical Banbury.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to your 15 year old self?
Always keep a cool head and think smart. The amount of times you see people, even when they’re old enough to know better, getting themselves in a flap over things that, in retrospect, aren’t as bad as they first thought. When hit with something daunting… stick on the kettle. Quite often a tea and a biscuit can solve life’s problems.
Quick fire round
Tea of coffee?
Single-seater or GT?
Thruxton (my first ever real-life circuit I drove on!)
1953 Jaguar XK120 (I am so old school).
Favourite workshop radio station?