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Meet the team - Laura Hodges

Posted on 26/04/16

Laura Hodges is one of our stars on the frontline at Discovery Park. The 23-year old business graduate is a familiar face to staff and visitors alike, in her reception desk role. We caught up with her to ask about her job, holiday plans and elves.

1: Introduce yourself: I am a receptionist at Discovery Park (based at Discovery Park House Reception) although I cover all six receptions when needed.

2: What do you enjoy most about your job: I like that every day is different. You see so many people from diverse backgrounds it makes the day interesting. It’s a friendly place to work.

4: Describe a typical day to help explain all you do: It’s too varied to list everything I do each day. It ranges from answering incoming calls and general admin to dealing with emails, booking transport and updates for the Discovery Event Centre website and social media.

5: What sort of enquiries do you deal with?  Everything, from ‘Where do we get a first aider?’ to room bookings, office space, PR for the site. Basically anything you can think of. Being first point of call it usually goes through reception before it goes to anyone else.

6: Tell us about a project you’ve been involved with? I was involved with Elf on the Shelf for Christmas at Discovery Event Centre.

7: Tell us something that people might find surprising about you I’ve never been abroad (yet)

8: What makes you happy? Spending time with family and friends

9:Favourite science fact? At over 2,000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

10: Favourite holiday destination? I like the UK as it has so many different sights to see right under your noise.

11: Favourite quote/saying or piece of advice? “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

12: Future plans? I’m always looking to progress, take on new challenges and develop myself further. Watch this space.

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