Meet Victoria Tayler, Sheldon Bosley Knight’s new marketing manager. Victoria’s career has been spent mostly in marketing but she did work in California as a ride operator for a theme park where The Lost Boys was filmed one summer when she was a student.
Among her claims to fame is she once met Chesney Hawkes. While she and her friend were talking to him outside his house, Elton John pulled up to say ‘hello’ so she got to meet him too. She also saw Keanu Reeves at the premier for Chain Reaction at Mann’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
When she’s not working she loves to travel and has been to New York five times although spent less than four days there. She also had a jet ski accident in the Bahamas, breaking four bones, two ligaments and one tendon in her left leg leaving her with a party trick – that of being able to wiggle a muscle in her knee.
What is your job title and where are you based?
I am Sheldon Bosley Knight’s marketing manager based in the marketing office in the lovely Royal Leamington Spa.
What does your job entail? Is there a typical day?
I will be collaborating closely with all heads of department to understand and address their marketing needs. I will be working closely with the rest of the marketing team to build brand awareness of Sheldon Bosley Knight and to help develop marketing strategies for each department and the business. I’m only a few days in but I anticipate there will be no typical day. There will obviously be reporting on digital and campaign performance and so on, but each day will depend on departmental or project requirements on a day-to-day basis.
What did you do before this job?
I have worked in marketing in a variety of industries for 20 years. My last role was as marketing manager for corporate events company, Platform Events UK Ltd. I was there for a year, and it was a great place to work, but I wanted to work with a bigger team for a company which had more opportunity to further develop my marketing knowledge.
What attracted you to working for Sheldon Bosley Knight?
Initially it was the wide variety of the role I would be taking on, but I also really like the company ethos. There is a real commitment to providing great service for all their clients and meeting all expectations. The wellbeing and work environment of employees and making a positive impact in the local communities is also clearly important. This is also my first job in the property industry but I have worked in a variety of other industries including construction and plan on making use of the skills I have gained in those areas. I am very much looking forward to learning more about the property industry as I go.
What’s the best bit about your job?
It’s still early days but so far, I’ve been impressed with the professionalism across the company, the team creativity and I am really looking forward to the variety the role is going to bring.
What qualifications or training do you need to do this job?
I have a HND in Design Communication, a Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Media Management and am Chartered Institute of Marketing Qualified. I’ve also had training on web development, Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), various design software packages and a bit of IOSH training thrown in for good measure (that one might not be that much of a requirement). Additionally, I have 20 years’ experience in marketing roles.
What motivates you to work hard?
Seeing the end results of the hard work that’s been put in. I work hard and like to make a positive difference and seeing the results makes it worthwhile.
Who or what inspires you?
Working with a creative and proactive team, especially when a project ends in a fantastic result.
What are your career goals?
For now, my priority is to make a positive impact at Sheldon Bosley Knight, enjoy my role and live to work.
What do you do when you are not at work?
I have two teenage kids who seem to require a taxi service on a regular basis and a slightly energetic Collie cross Springer who requires a regular walk! So when the time allows, I enjoy a day out, be that to the beach, a theme park, a castle, an escape room or socialising with friends. My favourite thing to do is travel and my bucket list is to see lots more of the world.
What is the best piece of career advice you have ever been given?
Listen to good advice, you don’t know what you don’t know, there is always something to learn.