Meet the Team Q&A: George Hartrey

by George Hartrey
by George Hartrey

Name: George

Time in business:  6 weeks

Position: Account Executive

1.) Tell us your Clearly PR story

After graduating with a degree in sports journalism I had to take a part-time role away from home to get a foot in the door in the industry. After a year of leaving home at 6am on a Monday, returning at 9pm on a Wednesday and working weekends and evenings alongside another supermarket job, I’d had enough and started looking for a new challenge closer to home. Clearly PR was the first one I found and being 10 minutes away from where I live, it was a no-brainer to apply!

2.) How did I feel when I heard I’d got the job?

I was really taken aback – it was a big ask for the company to take a chance on me moving from a different industry, so to be given that backing was amazing.

3.) Tell us a bit about yourself

If I haven’t mentioned it already, I’m a bit of a sports nut. I play football two or three times a week, watch whatever I can on tv and I’m always trying to master my knowledge of new sports – currently it’s basketball. Working in sport made me lose interest in it as a fan, which I’m thankful to have got back now.

4.) Can you pin point your favourite moment from your interview?

Paul and Amy both immediately seemed like really fun people. I thought that if that’s how the directors are, then the rest of the group must follow suit – I was right!

5.) What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A footballer – I kept that dream alive hopelessly for far too long. As I got older the professions that appealed to me were always in marketing, advertising and writing, so I’ve kind of followed the tracks.

6.) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I can solve a Rubik’s cube in one minute, give or take.

7.) What is your favourite part of your job so far?

Being greeted at the door by Rupert almost every morning. We hit it off from the start – he was on my lap within seconds of me sitting down on my very first day.

8.) Grass on a colleague and tell us a funny story about them (if you can)

I’ve not been here long but I think I’ve only seen Dougie’s desk clear of bowls and mugs about twice. Vicki also has ways and means of asking for cups of tea – more often than not I’m the target, but it’s incredibly amusing.

9.) Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

I’d like to be more confident, leading on a few client accounts and to be getting their names in some big publications on a regular basis. If I could also make the most of my talent of remembering useless information and be a Chaser, that’d be great too.

10.) Describe Clearly PR in three words

Fun, friendly and focused.

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