How it all began...

15 years ago, delighted at achieving a 2:1 in a (BA Hons) Business degree at Nottingham Trent University, I returned to the midlands, excited to begin my career. At the age of 23, I started out as a keen and eager'Wedding Co-ordinator' at the beautiful Coombe Abbey Hotel. I progressed through the ranks as a member of the sales team, in various reputable four and five star hotels, learning valuable skills in Sales & Marketing as I went, leading to my most recent position as Sales and Projects Manager at Hand Picked Hotels. I worked with and learnt from some fantastic Sales and Marketing professionals throughout this journey.    

And Then...

Just over a year ago, an opportunity came along to work with an exciting, fresh, new company and having just come to the end of maternity leave with my third child, I felt excited to get going again!! As Head of Sales, this role was right up my street. Not only that, the role was flexible and freelance and so fitted perfectly around family life, while allowing me the chance to get back out there!! I enjoyed meeting new people, exploring a creative industry and re-connecting with the buzz of a busy sales community. A few months later another fantastic opportunity came along to work on a project with another company, I snapped it up! Life got businer and I had started to build my small business! It didn’t have a name, I didn’t have a plan necessarily, but I was really enjoying juggling a busy work and home life. From that point, things have spiralled and I feel so lucky that they have. I now have a lovely collection of clients from a range of industries. The projects I have worked on so far include sales representation (New business & account management), pre-event sales, event registration & appointment scheduling, onsite event support, database cleansing, website management, social media support, website design, brochure content writing and brochure design. What a year!! Having a little time to breathe now, I have had a chance to reflect, make a plan for the forthcoming 12 months and make things a little more official with a business name and a logo! Pink Vine Sales & Marketing is officially born! Exciting times! My Dad worked hard to build a successful business and I always remember being so proud! If I can make my family even half as proud, i’ll be happy!

I look forward to working with you!

Emily Higham