Meet the Team: Catherine Capsey, Office Administrator

6th July 2020

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What’s your role at Groop?

Office Administrator. I assist Sally, our CEO, and the rest of the team – organising meetings, planning our Groop conferences and events, managing our social media channels and everything else in between!

What does a typical day look like?

It could be juggling Sally’s diary, working across our social media channels or researching venues and speakers for our next conference.

What’s your background?

My career started in Advertising and then onto the world of Media with a long stint at MTV Europe. I spent some time in Australia where I retrained as a Pilates teacher and when I returned to the UK I worked with West Ham United FC – a change from the corporate world but my previous experience of managing divas stood me in good stead for that role!

What skills do you need for your job?

Organisation is my forte and you need this in abundance for my role. You also need to be calm and diplomatic.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The people for sure. We are a great, united and fun team. We work hard and we laugh hard. A great combination.

How do you spend your spare time? (What volunteering do you do outside of work?)

Mostly my spare time revolves around my two children but I also love to sing and do this regularly in a three part harmony group with good friends. Singing is my therapy. I have volunteered as the Chair of the PTA for the past 9 years at my children’s primary school – that keeps me busy!

Any recommendations to share?

I recently watched ‘JoJo Rabbit’ with my 10 year old son who has a real interest in World War Two history. It was colourful and funny with a big heart. We loved it. Also ‘Succession’, an American drama about one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Power, politics, money, and family – utterly gripping and I’m in mourning since I finished it!