Studiotech Squad – Helen Worrall

Tell us a bit about your role at Studiotech …

My role covers a whole manner of things and is very varied. I’m currently in the process of taking on three apprentices at the minute, whilst looking for a business administrator to work alongside myself. This means I am involved in writing up job specifications and finding suitable candidates. I am also responsible for introducing new starters to the company, and helping them to settle in, as well as supervising health and safety throughout the premises. My job also means I am responsible for sourcing and booking accommodation and travel for trips, and my last job on a Friday is often double-checking that accommodation for the following week is all finalised. My other responsibilities include invoicing, dealing with holiday requests and ordering transportation and cars. 

One crazy work story about working from home?

I worked from home for 3 months during the pandemic, and I am constantly available out of the office, in case anyone has any problems with checking into a hotel or needs me to be on hand. I much prefer being in the office, and I welcomed the return to normality, however one bonus was being able to spend lots of time with our puppy Luna, a Springer Spaniel, who we got during lockdown in June 2020. Luna kept me really entertained throughout my time working from home, as well as making countless Tik Toks with my family. 

How has life at Studiotech changed over the last 18 months?

Even with the pandemic over the last 18 months, we have continued to grow and have been increasingly busy with the influx of business being brought in. The company is constantly growing, as well as our teams, which means the element of my job that deals with staffing has been more prominent in supporting the needs of the business. 

What does a typical day look like for you?

There is no such thing as a typical day for me- no two days are the same. For example, I spent this morning liaising with training providers, and preparing the correct training courses for apprentices. One thing that is consistent, however, is constantly sending and receiving emails. Because my job covers so much ground, I am always super busy answering emails about a whole host of different topics, like recruitment, invoicing and general enquiries. It is a really fast-paced environment to work in, so each day presents it’s own unique set of challenges. 

What would you say is your favourite Studiotech project, and why? 

YOTEL Amsterdam was a really rewarding project’s progress to watch and come to fruition. Listening to people talk about it and watching it evolve was really fulfilling and the project holds a place in my heart. YOTEL Glasgow is also a project I really love, where Studiotech programmed the lighting installation to track a bowling ball down an alley. I was also tasked with transporting engineers and tools over to Amsterdam, so it was really satisfying to see such a spectacular final result and I felt invested in the project.

What exciting projects are you / the team working on at the moment? 

There are lots of exciting things in the pipeline, however due to the nature of my job, my focus is elsewhere. My current aim is recruiting more staff to help with the influx of business at the minute and to ease the pressure on everybody else.  

What is the best thing about working at Studiotech? 

The Studiotech working environment is unbeaten- I love the creative and relaxed feeling the place has, and I’m surrounded by the kindest team of staff. The Studiotech team are really solid and have all been with the company for years, because the management make everybody feel so supported and valued. As a result, it makes Studiotech a rewarding place to work and a really lovely working environment. 

And finally, tell us 3 fun facts about yourself…  

  • I love spending time with my family and playing with Luna, our dog. 
  • I have twin 24-year-old daughters and an 18 year old son, and as a result there is never a dull moment in our house. I’m always entertaining a house full of my children’s friends – they all describe me as the life and soul of the party!
  • One of my hobbies is organising trips away with friends – most recently we visited London and Brighton. Some activities include cocktail making, as well as all 24 of us limboing under a breakfast bar and dancing on tables! Our next stops include York, Northumberland, and Ireland.