Me & My Job - Nicola Bacon, Westland PR manager

Nicola Bacon, Westland PR manager - image: HW
Nicola Bacon, Westland PR manager - image: HW

- How did you get into horticulture?

Recently I applied for the job at Westland and got it a few weeks ago, although I was already keen to get into horticulture. I liked the look of Westland because it's a progressive, "growing" industry.

- What is the best part of your job?

I really enjoy seeing how the products work and how they are made. Westland sent me to Ireland recently to visit the company's factories there - and that was really helpful for me.

- What could you not do your job without?

A really key part of my job is meeting people directly; it's the best way to work.

- What does Westland have planned?

We had a stand at the National Plant Show and of course will be at Glee.

- How do you wind down at the end of the day?

I like to just go home and chill out, I like to switch off and have a glass of red wine.

- What does the future hold?

I want Westland to be the first company that people think of when they need products relating to horticulture. And of course I will be working on the media campaign to promote our products and all that we do.


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