Meet the team: Becky Hutson
3rd November 2021
In the first of a series of blogs with members of the Halo team, we meet Business Development Executive, Becky Hutson.
How did you find your way into the events industry?
I’d never really considered a career in the events industry until I was introduced to Lloyd Major, CEO of the business through my brother. It only became a real option when we explored how my skills from past jobs and my volunteering would be transferable and adapted to a career in the events industry.
I was an RNLI lifeboat crew member and retained firefighter for many years living in Devon, which required me to be calm under pressure and assist in safeguarding and often the rescue of the general public as a volunteer. These skills, among others, were often called upon in these roles.
My entire adult life has revolved around training and helping people in a safe environment. I’ve managed a water sports centre, which along with my RNI lifeboat volunteering has been a fantastic experience and kept me close to the ocean which I love. I’ve worked around the world mountaineering and surfing while living in the UAE, Oman, Greece, Costa Rica and Italy for several years.
What interested you most in a career at Halo?
After extensive travel and following my passions, I decided to lay down roots and carve out a long-term career for myself. After several meetings and lots of help and advice from the team at Halo, I was thrilled to be offered an opportunity to join the team. Not only is the business really going places, but I’m now also surrounded by people that are passionate about helping people. It’s something that I am proud to be involved with and a vital service that needs doing. I’m proud to work for Halo.
How are things going in your new role?
Fantastic! Halo is more of a family than a ‘company’ or ‘job’. Due to the nature of the business you spend a lot of time with these guys, so it helps that they have made me so welcome and provided the training needed to grow within the role. I often joke that I’ve got a ‘Jammy Job’ with my friends, they were all very impressed when in my first three weeks at the business I was working at Queens Club Tennis Tournament, the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone and going to so many different arenas and Premier League football clubs as well as an awards night when we won our 9th award! I’d also say the variety of the job has been great with different clients, in different places, keeping me on my toes.
What do you think could be done to attract more young people/women/graduates to event technology?
I think there needs to be more knowledge of the sector at school level. I’m aware many graduates are seeking a career in events, but what does that actually look like? I think it’s sometimes hard for a young person or someone changing their career path to find an entry point. I read recently that the events sector is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy, perhaps more could be done at an earlier stage to highlight its importance and career options within the industry?
What are your goals and aspirations for your time at Halo?
To work hard and make the most of this opportunity. I can see Halo’s global ambitions and the fact they are already in seven different countries and growing strongly - I really want to be a part of that. I want to get Halo out to as many businesses that need it as possible.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Long walks with my dog and now I am based in the Midlands and away from the sea, I am enjoying indoor climbing.
Who or what inspires you?
The ocean! It has nearly killed me a few times but I keep going back. I like Halo’s plastic free stance and the fact they’re a carbon negative business, that really resonates with me on a personal level and it has never been more important than now.