Me & My Job: David Langrish, marketing manager, Glee

David Langrish, marketing manager, Glee - image: Glee
David Langrish, marketing manager, Glee - image: Glee

- How did you get started in horticulture?

I recently took my first steps into the industry by joining the team at Glee. I have been in the job six months and the industry has to be one of the most open, friendly and passionate sectors I have ever worked in.

- What does your typical day involve?

No day is the same. One day I could be looking at strategic development, the next I will be engaging with key retailers. My job also entails being on the road with the sales team meeting key suppliers, as well as office-based work on our marketing communication plan and latest initiatives with the rest of the marketing team. My job really is diverse and that is why I love it.

- What is the best part of your job?

It has to be when the doors open on the first day of a show. A whole year's work has built up to that moment. It is nerve-racking, but you get a great sense of achievement.

- And the worst?

No question - getting up early for my long commute.

- What piece of kit can you not do without?

Unfortunately, my BlackBerry. It's essential that I keep up to date with my emails and industry news.

- How do you wind down after a hard day?

Going to the gym or a glass of wine in the garden.

- What is your greatest achievement?

Running the London Marathon is a good one. You tend to learn a lot about yourself around the 22-mile mark.

- What is your greatest ambition?

I am not looking past September, so it would have to be delivering a fantastic Glee 2010. I want to see Glee firmly back as the show of the industry for the industry. Plus, it would be nice to see England win the World Cup.

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