Having worked extensively with museums and galleries in the past, we recently took a stand at the Museums Association Exhibition and Conference. It was a great opportunity to talk to people involved in all areas of the museums and galleries sector, from directors to curators and suppliers to volunteers. Not only did it help re-establish some existing relationships, it also helped lay the foundations for creating new ones in the future.
What it also did was help us to re-evaluate and re-confirm the key roles which are now developing at Park Lane Research. Three months on from my first day, we can now plan to use these more effectively.
We realised at the conference networking events that I was much more comfortable than
at approaching people I didn’t know,
and finding common ground. In the exhibition environment, there was a need to
take the plunge, to make that first approach, and to welcome people onto our
My role as student manager for the English Department at
has clearly stood
me in good stead for this. It meant I was forever at open days, showing round
prospective students and their parents and ‘selling’ the university and the
course I loved. This experience was boosted and enhanced by the work experience
I then gained at PR and Advertising agencies once I had graduated. University
Over the years, this has never been a major issue from a company success point of view –
has been happy
with how things have gone – he’s built long-lasting relationships with clients
who have come back again and again and again. Barrie
My appointment, however, is a recognition that the company does not have to continue to hide its light under a bushel. My role is about marketing the company and playing to my strengths, as well as promoting
So far as we’re concerned, we’re starting to become the dream team – I’ll help generate more contacts, more business;
will continue to deliver high quality research, underpinned by more than twenty
years experience. Barrie
Oh, and considering he’s my Dad, we seem to get along quite nicely too!