UKGE takes on first employee
We welcome Hayley to the team
As you may know UKGE is now 10 years old. For most of that time it has been run by a team of volunteers and enthusiasts. It could never have got to the size it is without that team along with the army who turn up on the weekend and make it happen. The show will always depend on that senior team and voluteer force.
Times change though and with the show now twenty times the attendance of the first year and ten times the footprint it simply cannot be run only by folk in their spare time anymore. This last year the directors - Richard and Tony - actually got paid a wage for the first time and took on some office space in Stourport on Seven. During the planning of the 2016 show though we realised that we needed to employ an administrator on a part time basis to help us run the office and administer the event.
We have now taken on our first employee. So we would like to welcome Hayley Holloway to the team as our administrator. Hayley will deal with general enquiries, arrange our meetings, help manage our trade bookings and act in the capacity of PA to the show directors. You can reach Hayley on:
Now none of this means that we have booted the senior team of dedicated enthusiastic volunteers out the door. The expertise of our senior team will be esssential because they, like us and like our attendees are gamers and it will always be the case that the show will be run by folk who know where their d20 is. However we also need someone who can help us manage the volume of work that goes into the show.
So there is a bit of reorganising going on as we figure out the best way to plan and run the UK's biggest and best Hobby Games convention which is of a scale never achieved before but if you check out the team page you will see what roles folk have.
Tony and Richard