28 June 2018
This month we are featuring the lovely Antonetta De Vivo (also known as AJ) who has been part of the Firebird Team for two years in August.
AJ is super-efficient in her role as Head of Sales and can always be found notebook in hand, making lists of what needs to get done! Day to day, AJ manages the sales team, deals with enquiries and also acts as the main point of contact for many of our preferred venues. She also gets out and about onsite at events too! Outside of work she is an avid gym goer and is often making the most of her mornings, doing a spot of spinning before heading into the office...
Where were you before joining the Firebird Team?
I was working as Events Manager at the very beautiful Coworth Park hotel in Ascot. I like to think that my previous roles of working in hotels, brings another dynamic to the team at Firebird. Having lived and breathed venues for 9 years, it’s great for my experience and learning, now seeing things ‘from the other side’!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a keen horse rider! I have ridden since the age of 5, and love nothing more than going out for a ride in the fresh air and country side. Utter escapism….
Describe your personality in three words?
Organised, passionate and driven
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ - I’m very guilty of trying to get everything done overnight and get a tad impatient when I can’t! I think this is such good advice, particularly in our industry. It often feels like you have a mountain to climb and with a little bit patience, a deep breath and some prioritizing, you realise you don’t need to put quite so much pressure on yourself!
What’s your favourite tipple?
It’s got to be a G&T! I love trying different types of gin and garnishes to suit. My favourite (currently!) is Gin, with a wedge of Pink Grapefruit, Elderflower Cordial and some Juniper berries – yummy!
What characteristic do you most admire in others?
Patience, because I really don’t have a lot of it!
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
It’s very likely to be a boyband or a 90’s club classic! Perhaps Ed Sheeran... I DO NOT profess to have the best musical tastes haha!
Next month we will be featuring our wonderful Operations Manager Will Coles, so watch this space to find out more about the Firebird team…