We move from the workshop into the office for February. Centre stage this month is Emily Hogan. She is in charge of the pennies, pounds and making sure Darren Turner hasn’t lost receipts!
How did you come to work at BPS?
After graduating with a degree in animation and a work history of sales and administration I developed a late passion for Motorsport. Feeling like an unlikely candidate to work in the industry, I was content to nurture my passion with marshalling and spectating. The advertisement on the BPS website for an administration position was bought to my attention and I saw an opportunity. I was invited for an interview and later offered the job.
What does a typical day at BPS entail for you?
Alongside helping with the general housekeeping, a typical day for me usually entails maintaining the BPS books and general administrative duties. I’m organising, paying, recording and writing invoices, answering phone calls and emails, and booking simulator sessions. As the company keeps growing this becomes a bigger and bigger task!
What do you think makes BPS different to other companies?
BPS is unique to me as an administrator as I am required to be more involved in other areas which I wouldn’t have the chance for in another company. Having the opportunity to meet and hear stories from drivers and people involved is great. I am continuously learning and developing in ways I never imagined I would. Having such friendly and knowledgable colleagues around me who have similar interests but different backgrounds makes the day go quickly.
What is the best day you’ve had at BPS?
It’s hard to define my best day really. From day one this job has been an eye opener and a wonderful welcome to a part of the Motorsport industry. My first time in the GT sim was pretty high up on the experience list.
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
When I’m not at work I am a trainee marshal, mainly at Donington, as well as a spectator of various motorsport events including the Le Mans 24 hour. I am a friend and supporter of the National Memorial Arboretum and I enjoy travelling when I can. Movies, drawing, computer games and baking are also a great way to relax after a day of financial reporting.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to your 15 year old self?
I would probably say hang in there. You will continue to learn for most your life so relax and don’t put so much pressure on yourself, you’re 15! Enjoy life.
On to the quick fire round
Tea or coffee?
Single-seater or GT?
Donington or Circuit de la Sarthe.
Classic Fiat 500/595 Abarth.
Favourite workshop/office radio station?
BBC Radio 2.