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Joe Brownen

Warehouse Manager

What does your role entail?
I am responsible for our warehouse site and oversee the team that carry out all the behind-the-scenes action that helps keep the show on the road! Included within my many responsibilities are; prepping equipment for events, all equipment servicing and maintenance, vehicle fleet management, annual health and safety inspections and PAT testing.

Why do you love working in events?
I love that every day is filled with variety. You never know what weird and wonderful thing you’ll be doing next.

What are you passionate about?
Over the last couple of years I’ve really got into running. I’m usually at my happiest when I’m out plodding along in the middle of nowhere.

What do you think you bring to the team?
I like to think I bring a calming presence into an area of the business that is extremely dynamic and fast paced. I’m lucky to work with such an amazing team and together we always get the job done!

Where is the favourite place you have travelled to?
I am super grateful that I have been able to travel to many amazing places around the world, but one of the real stand outs for me is our camper van trip around California. It was such an adventure being out on the open road and sleeping under the stars.

How long have you been in the industry?
I’ve worked in events for 10 years now and have been at Firebird for 8 of those!

What characteristic do you most admire in others?
Kindness. I think kindness goes a bit unnoticed sometimes. You really get the measure of a person when they do something for someone else, whilst expecting nothing in return.

What is your favourite venue to work at and why?
We often work at venues in the glamorous Kensington and Knightsbridge area of London and I always love working in that part of the world. Arriving before the crack of dawn and having London all to yourself, just as the sun rises is really quite special.

Random fact:
I was part of a child choir on a Number One Single – S Club 7, ‘Have You Ever’, 2000

Five words to describe what Joe brings to the team:
Attention to detail 😉