As we come to the end of January, we have decided to chat with our Head of HR to get to know her a little better. Chris Parry-Jones has worked at Gallowglass for many years and has been given the opportunity to bring people into Gallowglass and therefore, into the events industry as a whole. Read on to find out more about Chris, her time at Gallowglass, and how she views the events industry.
What Led You to Apply for A Role with The Company?
I had worked with Gallowglass Crew on-site so already knew them well when I started working with them. It felt like the cavalry arriving when the crew turned up on site.
What Was Your Experience Before Joining the Gallowglass Team?
I have worked in HR for many years and had a few jobs including for a large American multi-national and as a labour market consultant to the CEC and other organisations.
How Long Have You Worked at Gallowglass?
I have been working with Gallowglass since 2006 – a long time but it has flown by.
What Is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?
Giving people an opportunity to enter an exciting industry that they probably did not know much about and then watching them progress through the ranks and ultimately moving on to careers within the business.
Crewing is an amazing route into the industry as it gives the opportunity to see the many different facets of the industry and decide on the best career route forward.