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Employee Spotlight - Matt

Date:

Friday, 02 November 2018
Employee Spotlight - Matt

Matt started with Jonas Event Technology over 5 years ago in the technical team helping to build the web registration forms. Since then he has moved into operations and the preparation of the onsite kit and since our re-brand in early 2017, he has led the marketing efforts with the aims of getting the new Jonas Event Technology brand out there...

How long have you worked for JET? 
It was 5 years in February 2018... and I've had three different roles during that time. From technical to operations to marketing.

What have been your impressions of the events industry? 
There is an event for everything and anything. Whatever industry you work in, you can be sure that there is an event out there where you can build your network, find new suppliers and improve your knowledge of the industry.

If you were going to run an event, what would it be? 
My biggest passion is football, so I'd have some football related event. I know Soccerex is already out there so I'd have to come at it from a different angle... not quite sure what that would be yet though.

First song bought? 
The classic Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)!

The song you’d sing at karaoke?
I am quite possibly the worst singer you'd ever hear, so I have adopted the tactic of choosing rap songs... I once had to perform a song at a party and chose 'Don't Stop The Party' by Pitbull... there may be video evidence out there...

Matt as Pitbull

Worst job you’ve had (hopefully not this one ;) )?
I've been quite fortunate and only worked at a few different places, none of which have been terrible. I did spend quite a bit of my time working at Focus D.I.Y making sure the paint cans were all facing the right way which is anything but exciting...

Favourite Film? 
Groundhog Day or Forrest Gump. 

Who would play you in a movie? 
When I was in Morocco recently I was called Bruce Willis and I often get told I look like Tyson Fury (not that he's much of an actor), so basically any generic bald guy would do a decent job.

Favourite Food? 
I eat too much chocolate and have quite a sweet tooth, so any sort of dessert. 

Favourite Drink? 
I do quite like grapefruit, lemon and lime so something that includes these... there are a couple of grapefruit beers, such as Elvis Juice by Brewdog and a grapefruit vodka by Finlandia, which are pretty decent.             

Favourite Holiday/Place to go on holiday? 
I stayed on a horse farm in rural Uruguay which is probably the most relaxed place I've ever visited. If I ever go missing, I'll probably be there. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? 
I'm getting married next year and we're currently trying to decide on a honeymoon location. Japan or a safari somewhere in Africa are currently leading the race.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? 
Playing 5-a-side football... I retired from 11-a-side a few years ago. In the last couple of years I've started running and despite hating it to start with, I actually enjoy it these days and hopefully I'll complete a marathon sometime soon. 

What one thing could you never give up? 
My phone... I'm addicted to the fact I can get an answer to anything immediately and the frustration at not being able to do that would really bug me.

Your biggest achievement? 
Visiting 34 of the 50 US states. 16 to go...

Tell us something we don’t know about you. 
I once went to six different theme parks in six consecutive days.



If you'd like to join our team, and be able to progress your career as Matt has done, please check out our careers page for the latest vacancies.

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