We’ve chosen Lucinda, our Business Account Manager for this month’s Meet The Team post. She’s always working hard to promote our bespoke storage solutions for companies – LOVESPACE for Business! Lucinda spends her time in and out of the office, talking to businesses and organising events across London’s co-working spaces.
Now let’s get down to business here with Lucinda, shall we?
Q: Tell us some interesting facts about yourself…
A: I have spent most of my life surrounded by awesome women! I have two sisters, went to an all-girls school and college at university, and as a result I am very interested in gender politics. I love medieval French. I cook great blueberry muffins. I think social enterprises are cool.
Q: What made you join LOVESPACE?
A: I joined LOVESPACE as part of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF) 2016 cohort. The NEF is a learning programme that aims to harness young entrepreneurial talent by offering a fast-track business training programme, mentoring, and a series of networking events. LOVESPACE’s founder Brett Akker is a NEF mentor this year for the second year running, and LOVESPACE is a NEF host company. It’s great to be working for a business that is so supportive of the network, and working here has allowed me to gain true start-up experience as part of my training.
Q: What do you do at LOVESPACE?
A: I focus on everything to do with business customers, moving between sales, operations, partnerships and marketing. No two days are the same! I spot new opportunities for the B2B storage segment, and work closely with our key partner – Workspace, the office provider, who introduce us to companies needing extra business storage space. It’s great to work with a partner who is so supportive, especially one who has so many cool companies as their residents!
Q: What’s the most interesting business use case you’ve come across?
A: There’s really no ‘typical’ way for businesses to use us. We have loads of artists and designers storing their artworks, models or interior pieces. We have moved around a whole TV channel’s props and set, at all times of day and night, to fit in with their production schedule. This included a fake bike model, some massive polystyrene cubes, and a candy cart! Surprisingly, we’re also very popular with lingerie companies. A few major underwear companies store their stock until they need it back on their shelves.
Q: Tell us your most unforgettable moment at LOVESPACE.
A: Last year I spent an afternoon simultaneously coordinating 3 massive trucks at different locations, whilst managing a photoshoot with some partners, as well as finishing design work for a marketing campaign and helping a customer get his items on time when he was running late – all from my phone, standing on a street in St John’s Wood. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a few hours working alongside a great team!
Q: What is a great skill you possess that is very useful at work?
A: A good sense of humour is always useful! I think everyone here is very determined and focused. It helps you remember the most important things when there is a lot going on in the business.
Q: If LOVESPACE has a variety show, what would you do and why?
A: I would do impressions! Intonation and mannerisms fascinate me. Though I don’t like being put on the spot to do them so don’t ask me to practise in the office…
Thanks Lucinda! We love your energy and enthusiasm!
If you need some storage for business purposes or just to free up more desk space at your workplace, contact us. Ask for Lucinda and she will be on-hand to be your dedicated Business Account Manager (just don’t ask her to do impressions when she’s on the phone to you!)