Michelle McGuffog

Michelle, our Administration Assistant, is the organisational expert behind our Marketing department; when she's not knee-deep in Market Research or planning our next event (currently the upcoming globally-recognised lighting exhibition, Lux Live!) she's assisting in every nook and cranny of the Marketing day-to-day tasks. Without her, the cogs of the Marl Marketing machine would cease to turn...
Name:
Michelle McGuffog
Hometown:
Originally from Coventry
Hobbies:
Spending time with family; I have young children and dogs so we enjoy lots of walks, especially at the beach on a sunny day!
Time at Marl:
5 years
Job Title:
Administration Assistant, Marketing Department
Previous Roles:
Personnel Assistant, Legal Secretary
Speciality:
Admin tasks required to assist in the smooth running of our department!
Favourite part of the job:
Event Planning

Michelle's Typical Working Day

First and foremost, I switch on my computer, check my email, and grab a cup of tea! I like to review the calendar early in the day to see what we have planned and prepare.

My role is quite varied, I can be doing anything from Market Research, to collating promotional merchandise, to liaising with our Production and Engineering Departments (in fact I have done all those things so far today and it's still before lunch!). No two days are ever the same!

At the moment the department is focused on event planning, and it's a fantastic part of my role that I get to see an event from start to finish. We see our ideas come to fruition, experience the excitement within the team as the event nears, see the end result of all our planning, and then the following debrief. It's great to be involved in a task from concept to completion.

Michelle is currently working on...

One of my favourite projects to work on is Sample Boxes, which we send to our Reps in America and Europe. The latest order of sample boxes required some updating, including updating our branding and the samples included in the case. It's always an achievement to see the completed Sample Boxes go out the door and off to our Reps as a lot of hard work and dedication goes into them, and its lovely that we keep getting more orders for them!