21 / 04 / 2021
Meet the Team: Management
The beating heart of the SR team is our management, in today's blog we are getting to know our Managing Director - Tessa Reynolds, our Accountant Alex (also known as 'Active Alex' around the office!), Head Booker - Jess and Marketing Manager - Jessie. If you'd like to know what it's like keeping our crazy SR team in check, keep reading...
As our MD, Tessa keeps us all on track, makes sure we're all working in a happy environment and is truly the engine behind the machine that is SR! Tessa oversees everything and everyone, making daily decisions that influence the success of the agency, it's models, actors and influencers. During lockdown Tessa was amazing checking in on everyone and making sure our home setup's were just as comfy as being in the office which we all missed so much but loved catching up on our weekly Zoom chats.
Before taking on the agency Tessa show jumped horses and still loves to ride today with her daughters. She has been working at SR for 27 years now after taking over from her mother, Sandra in the mid 90's. Tessa is truly a people person and is most inspired by kindess and hard workers - she tells us the best thing about her job is the fun we have as a team and always being able to rely on us.
Tessa's favourite thing to do outside of work is spend time with her two daughters and their ponies Bingo and Toffee. At her happest she is skiing in the moutains with her family. There are always plenty of giggles being had in their house and her two girls are still laughing about the time she asked Alexa to play her playlist 'Mum Ski' and she replied 'I cannot find the playlist 'Mum's gay' in your music library'. Tessa has many talents, however our favourite of her hidden talents is being able to make a bra out of a pair of boxer shorts... we have questions too!
Always the calm influence in the office, Jess loves working with her friends and having such a solid network around her. She loves the infectious sound of people laughing and ensures there is a lot of fun as well as hard work on the SR booking desk! As our Head Booker, Jessica manages the booking desk and is constantly on the phone negotiating contracts with both clients and models. Managing and co-ordinating shoots for some our biggest clients, Jessica has a reputation for 'getting the job done' and loves working to tight deadlines (thank goodness!).
Jess finds it sexy when someone is adventurous, funny, has nice teeth and is taller than her - luckily she married her 'best friend' Steve, who has all of these traits! She would love to travel the world meeting lots of new people and learn to speak 'every language' (always setting her sights high!) She has recently learnt that they 'seed' clouds in Dubai to make it artificially rain. Jess' hidden talent is that she can duo juggle with her Dad and she tells us that too many double G&T's is what gets her into trouble.
As Company Accountant, Alex gets the fun job of playing with numbers all day. She makes sure all of our jobs are invoiced promptly, clients pay on time and our models and actors are paid as quickly as possible!
Definitely the most sporty member of the SR team, 'Active Alex' spends her spare time as a ski instructor, rowing for NRC, running, swimming and cycling (she says she only does it so she can eat and drink what she wants!). Though happiest when all her family (and the dog) are home safe and well, she's also quite the adventurer and headed off to see the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019.
Her addiction to champagne means she fits into the SR team exceptionally well and she loves meeting friends at the pub on a Sunday afternoon to put the world to rights and laugh a lot.
Initially starting her time with us as an intern whilst studying for a degree in Photography, Jessie quickly moved into a part-time admin position whilst still studying. Since graduating Jessie has been an invalulable member of the booking team, and is now in her new role of Head of Marketing. Having always been passionate about building and maintaining client relationships, Jessie is a self-professed workaholic, does not leave her work at the office at the end of the day and can often be found in the evenings and on weekends on the sofa watching Netflix whilst working. (Note: not endorsed by her boss!)
Although pocket-sized, Jessie is a faster runner and used to run for Cambridge. She has a gorgeous family with her beautiful little boy Finn becoming the newest member of the SR family, and not forgetting her much loved minature dachshund, Freddie who she spends too much money on and sometimes brings to work - which we absolutely love!
We hope you enjoyed today's blog - head to the main blog to get to know the rest of the SR team here!