The Last Word with Laura Vass, business development manager, Criton
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE?
DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
My day always starts with a cup of tea and then checking in with the team at Criton HQ. I will have a mix of internal meetings and online demos scheduled in my diary to prepare for. Online demos take me all round the world speaking with hotels and resorts about their guest journey and introducing our Guest Engagement Platform. We are a tech company with hospitality at its heart, so I love speaking with properties about enhancing their guest experience and increasing revenue through technology.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Caddy at the Carnegie Club by Skibo Castle.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Line of Duty
FAVOURITE FILM: Catch Me If You Can
ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Erratic Cinematic by Gerry Cinnamon
FAVOURITE BAND: Bear’s Den
LAST BOOK READ: The Noble Path by Peter May
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY: Doddie Weir
FAVOURITE FOOD: Thai
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Partick Duck Club, Glasgow
LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT: Cheval Three Quays, London
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED: Dockyard Social, Glasgow
FAVOURITE PLACE IN WORLD: Wengen, Switzerland
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL: Gig
LAST HOLIDAY: Cycling the Danube
FAVOURITE HOT DRINK: Hot toddy
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK: Ginger beer
BEER OR CIDER: Beer
WHITE OR RED WINE: Red
WHISKEY OR BRANDY: Whisky (with no E!)
GIN OR VODKA: Gin
COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY: Cocktails
WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY? Billy Connolly, Suzann Pettersen, Mary Queen of Scots and Nelson Mandela.
ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Passport
WHO WOULD PLAY ME IN A MOVIE? Hilary Swank
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB? TV sports presenter
FAVOURITE QUOTE? Laughter is the best medicine.
INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE? Friends, family and travel.
MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I’VE LEARNT? Making sure to get your life/work balance right, life is too short.