The Last Word with Thomas Soliman, director, GreatVine

The Last Word with Thomas Soliman, director, GreatVine

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? I founded GreatVine in May 2016. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? This is the best job in the world, as there’s really no such thing as a typical day or routine. My day could involve pairing wines to a dinner menu for top... View Article

The Last Word with Laura Vass, business development manager, Criton

The Last Word with Laura Vass, business development manager, Criton

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? One year. 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... View Article

The Last Word with Milena Modlibowska, housekeeping manager, Ibis Hotel Belfast City Centre

The Last Word with Milena Modlibowska, housekeeping manager, Ibis Hotel Belfast City Centre

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? I joined the Ibis Hotel in April 2018, so it has been nearly two years. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Every day in the hotel job is completely different. There are a different amount of rooms to service, different people you meet, new... View Article

The Last Word with Portia Woods, founder, Toast The Coast Food Tours & Experiences

The Last Word with Portia Woods, founder, Toast The Coast Food Tours & Experiences

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? Just over two years and it changes month by month. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? After the school run, it’s a game of priorities as every self-employed entrepreneur will know. It could be anything from talking to tour buyers, connecting with NI hotels,... View Article

The Last Word with Terry Kelly, sales and marketing manager, Killeavy Castle Estate

The Last Word with Terry Kelly, sales and marketing manager, Killeavy Castle Estate

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? I joined the team at Killeavy two months ago DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Normally, the daily schedule is planned out the week before, which is mix of scheduled appointments and meetings, mixed with reactive phone calls and online enquiries. No two days... View Article

The Last Word with Susan McCartney, hospitality manager, Down Royal Racecourse

The Last Word with Susan McCartney, hospitality manager, Down Royal Racecourse

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? Three years. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Lots of coffee, emails, liaising with suppliers, organising race day procedures and booking in hospitality. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Work rider. ENTERTAINMENT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Suits FAVOURITE FILM: Inception ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Dua Lipa... View Article

The Last Word with Mark Craig, trade marketing and events manager Ireland, Halewood Wines and Spirits

The Last Word with Mark Craig, trade marketing and events manager Ireland, Halewood Wines and Spirits

DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Read emails, check socials/drinks news. Get up, and take Alfie (the dog) for a walk. Into Belfast (or other cities across the island) for strong coffee and eggs Benedict whilst jotting down a to-do list. More emails and tweaking a few presentations to send out. Mid... View Article

The Last Word with Nikki Drennan, general manager at The Lost City Adventure Golf

The Last Word with Nikki Drennan, general manager at The Lost City Adventure Golf

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? Four months. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? There isn’t one really, it changes day to day, though generally I get a lot of admin done as well as getting to make pizzas and cocktails and meet loads of lovely customers. I’m very lucky... View Article

The Last Word with Michael Duffy, chief cook (pitmaster in America), Smokin’ Yankees BBQ Belfast

The Last Word with Michael Duffy, chief cook (pitmaster in America), Smokin’ Yankees BBQ Belfast

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? Although I have been BBQing since I was 12 years old myself and my good friend Conor Dawson formed Smokin’ Yankees BBQ as a competition BBQ team around 2014 in order to take our passion for outdoor cooking to the next level,... View Article

The Last Word with Lauren McMullan, Bushmills Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador, Proximo Spirits

The Last Word with Lauren McMullan, Bushmills Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador, Proximo Spirits

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE? I have been in this role for almost three months now but in the five years prior, I was working at the Old Bushmills Distillery conducting tours and whiskey tastings. DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? Every day brings something different. On a typical... View Article