Employee Spotlight: Hayley (Project Coordinator)

What is your favourite part of working at AVID?

Probably the fact that I’m busy every day, I was thrown in the deep end as soon as I started, which was good.  I love getting to analyse project data on a daily basis, I’m a bit of a strange one, I love spreadsheets. All my co-workers are absolutely lovely, and they have been really accommodating since I joined, which is always lovely. And obviously I’m surrounded by so many exceptional people, so I’m really just learning things every day, it’s great.

What is your favourite part of working at AVID?

My favourite part of the job… like I said I love spreadsheets, I’ve been working on quite a lot of KPIs, so anything really to do with Excel is always good for me. And the fact that I’m meeting new people as well, from various backgrounds, which is always great.

What has been your favourite moment at AVID so far?

It has to be the 100th employee celebration, with the big cake and everything, it was so much fun, and a lovely way to start your employment.

What three words would you use to describe AVID?

I think the three words that describe AVID best are: Cleaner Greener Future

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

Not many people know this, but I actually started acting back in March, as just a little thing on the side. I’ve already been in CBBC’s Dumping Ground, and Vera just as an extra, so that was quite fun. I’ve also done a short movie and I’m working on a dark comedy feature film at the minute.

What is your favourite thing to do in the North East?

It has got to be visiting the seaside. We’ve got some wonderful coasts in the North East, but I usually like to keep it a bit hush-hush from anyone else in the UK. I absolutely love going to Craigside as well, and Bamburgh, the castle on the beach. It’s just beautiful. The best place in the country.

What is your dream car?

You’ll laugh, but it’s got to be the DeLorean, the time machine from Back to the Future, who wouldn’t want it? But obviously if we’re being serious then I would say the Mercedes SLK, I would absolutely love an electric version of the SLK.

If you could transport AVID to any location in the world, where would it be?

It would have to be either Barcelona or Rome. I used to live in Barcelona for a short time while I was younger, so I picked up a little bit of the language, and it’s got phenomenal culture and architecture over there and obviously the world class dining and cuisine would help. Slightly better weather too.