Hi, I'm PETER
I'm OPERATIONS manager at LOVESPACE
I've been there for
And I love my job.
How I got Here
Previously I worked in a technical consultancy, and although my best friend from university finds that great - I didn’t. Sitting at my desk one day I actually stumbled across the New Entrepreneurs Foundation which has a workshop and placement programme that looked really exciting.
Having been engaged in projects and running societies at university, I relished the chance to jump back into an environment of learning and decision making. That's when I joined LOVESPACE as Operations Manager. Since then, I haven’t looked back!
If I could rewind back to my time at university, I really wish I had followed some blogs, read start-up books and attended the plethora of events always happening around the UK.
A Day In My Shoes
The thing about working in a startup is that although you may have a defined role you rarely stick to it. I am currently an “Operations Project Manager” but the truth is I have a range of jobs that change everyday!
I help run operations, particularly fleet orientated (we have lots of vehicles that need coordinating) and ensure that we continue to provide a reliable and successful customer service every day. I also analyse our processes and design new ones to help increase our efficiencies as the company continues to scale. I am part of the Health and Safety team and am now working on strategy planning or the upcoming summer. Basically – I’m completely out of my depth and loving every minute!
What I Love Most
I love what I do because I get to work with some of the best and brightest people around. You learn so much working in a startup because there are very few people to do all that needs to be done. This means you quickly gain exposure to lots of business decisions you would never see if you were working at entry level for a much larger company. It also means that everything you do really does matter!
Working in a startup is much more akin to group projects you may have done at university. In a small group you can really get stuck in and own the results, but it can be very noticeable if you try to duck out!
Working for a start-up is hard work; You're often dumped in a deep end, working many hours a day and some free weekends can start to disappear.
...and why shouldn't you?
Why should you work for a Startup?
I love the endless oppurtunities to meet a range of smart and interesting people.
As well as that, you also get huge exposure to important business decisions from the start