We’re delighted to share with you a key company update today, with the news that our experienced Venue Manager Lisa Berryman has now been promoted to Area Manager! Lisa brings with her a vast amount of valuable company experience and knowledge into the role from her eight plus years working with Schools Plus so far.
We got to sit down with Lisa to hear her thoughts on becoming Area Manager and her goals for her time in the position…
- First of all, congratulations Lisa! You must be very excited?
Thank you! I am very excited about my new role and working with the cluster of great Venue Managers that I have under my new wings.
I will be working with the partnerships of 28 our venues across London and East England counties bringing with it my experience within Schools Plus and venue management so that I can help generate huge incomes to schools so they can thrive and succeed to their full potential.
- What skills and experience will you be bringing into the role?
With over 20 years’ experience in event and venue management and 9 of those with Schools plus I really feel I can guide my venue managers into focusing on filling the vast amount of facilities we have across all our venues and helping schools generate income as well as creating community hubs for sports, performing arts and lots more!
- Has it been an ambition of yours for long to become Area Manager for Schools Plus?
Not always! I really enjoyed being venue manager, I mean 9 years in the role I must love what I do and what we create as a company! I love overseeing the creativity and diversity of events that we hosted at all my venues but as time went by, I realised that my experience could benefit others and I could be a role model to those I now lead.
- What have you enjoyed so far about being Area Manager?
Visiting all the fantastic partnership schools we work with. There are some amazing venues out there with outstanding facilities just waiting for our customers to utilise.
- What are you most looking forward to in the future for the role?
Helping to achieve financial gains which would help our partnership schools thrive, increasing pay for more teaching staff and thus giving the young of today the best educations.
- Finally, do you have any big personal goals or ambitions for your time as Area Manager?
To continue to help build the empire that is Schools Plus Ltd and make our partnership schools proud to be working with us!
Also, to continue our fantastic work on operational excellence which is what we channel into all our venue managers and their amazing teams, so that every venue is compliant with all our operating tools making them the best venues with a highly professional service to host all kinds of events.
Thanks to Lisa for joining us on the blog today, we’re sure she doesn’t need it but we wish her the best of luck with her new role with Schools Plus!