“What’s an average day in the Eagle Lab?” seems to be the question I’ve been asked by all my friends and family during my first month working as the new Lab Manager at the Bournemouth Eagle Lab.
The answer to that is...
...there is absolutely nothing average about any day in the Eagle Lab.
In London, Tania made a name for herself as an expert on digital marketing, after studying for a post graduate diploma, she used her business acumen and academic knowledge not just to enhance the performance of her own business, but educating others by sharing her expertise and experience. She has lectured in Digital Marketing at the University of West London, Middlesex University and Birkbeck college, University of London. Her passion for technology and marketing remains as strong as ever, and she continues to this day to lecture master’s degree students in the subject at Birkbeck in London.
While on holiday in Dorset, Tania fell in love with Bournemouth, and decided to relocate here in August 2016 . She needed to find a base from which to run her business here, and that’s where the Eagle Lab came in.
For those Lab users who need or want financial advice for their business, Barclays staff are on hand to willingly assist. This is something that Tania feels is a great benefit of using the Lab. Whether that be having access to Business and personal banking or, in Tania’s case, her particular fondness for our Premier Rewards app, which gives great discounts on eating out all over the UK – and importantly for Tania, savings cover children’s meals too!
So what’s next? Tania’s husband has also taken the plunge and started his own antique jewellery business. Nothing short of a “dream team”, Tania has been involved in the design, branding and currently in the process of the website implementation too. It will be of no surprise when this takes off across the UK with Tania’s proven marketing skills behind it! Before we end, Tania wanted to note her thanks to Harry Baker, our Ecosystem Manager and Sharon Jones, our Lab Engineer, for their help and consistency through the time she has been at the Bournemouth Lab. Never saying no to suggestions and asks for help, they have helped in the smooth running of working away from her London base and continuously assisting with ideas within the Maker space. Let’s hope I can keep up their good work!
Being my first blog of the year with our residents, I thought it would only be right to ask Tania for a motivational quote to end for you all...
"Always have a plan."
(We like what you did there Tania…)
Holly Roberts, Bournemouth Eagle Lab Manager