• Bloom North

A Day in the Life: Hannah Sinclair-Smith


In my day job I...


As a Group Agency Manager at Global my role is fast paced, and no day is ever the same.


I’ve been at Global for 7 years, but the time has gone so quickly. I have been in four different roles across three different areas of the business, and I feel privileged to have worked with such talented people over the years. Whether it’s running a revenue meeting or brainstorming new ideas for the latest Netflix release, the challenges and triumphs of media sales make the workplace a very exciting place to be.


Job satisfaction is what motivates me. Doing the best job I can by continuously learning and supporting my team. I love watching people grow and being able to coach and mentor is incredibly rewarding.



My role in Bloom North...


I head up our core events function and have been responsible for all of Bloom North’s virtual events during the pandemic. Most recently we were able to host a physical event with our very successful “Being Brave and Taking a Risk” panel.


The events take a huge amount of organisation and time to prepare, it wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic wider team who help write the event briefs, research and source the panellists, liaise with the Bloom comms teams, run the logistics on the day and make sure we pull in a big audience.


The hard work always feels like it pays off and the amazing feedback we receive from our connections is what drives me to make each event better than the last.


My favourite part of the role is getting the chance to speak to the many inspiring prospective panellists, and I often leave the catch ups full of emotion and motivated to make a change.



I got involved in Bloom because...


I am passionate about driving open and honest conversations across the industry. I love being part of a network that inspires women to achieve their career goals and enables them to flourish.


I feel privileged to be on a committee that is full of strong, passionate, and inspiring women. Bloom has been incredibly supportive for me over the past year, and I cherish the friendships I have made along the way.



Recommendations:


Podcast: I listen to podcasts as a form of escapism when walking my dog and for work. My favourites are LuAnna, Table Manners, Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe Parenting Hell & I Shouldn’t Say This But with Katy Leeson.


Book: I love to read and most recently read “Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams. The novel is about the life and loves of Queenie Jenkins, a vibrant, troubled 25-year-old British-Jamaican woman who like all of us, hits a troublesome time in her life and has to find ways of coping. Most things make me cry but this one was a definite tearjerker. My next read is “The Seven Sisters” by Lucinda Riley.


TV Series: I am a terrible TV watcher and to be honest the suspense in some TV series is too much for me (although I loved Ozark & Peaky Blinders). I enjoy it more when I google the ending then watch! Imagine me watching live sport 🤭.


Strictly/Goggle-box/Bake Off anything feel good to help me wind down after a busy day would be my TV of choice.


To clear my head: Exercise is a non-negotiable part of my day in maintaining my mental and physical health. My cocker spaniel Ted ensures I walk every day and whilst at 31 weeks pregnant my exercise regime has changed (No Barry’s!) I am still enjoying spinning, yoga and swimming.


I never regret a workout or any movement that releases those positive endorphins. I have also learnt to say NO. I find being less busy is the best way to clear my head.