Claire Eason-Bassett, Managing Director

Job Title: Managing Director

Organisation: Event Cornwall

Qualifications: Degree in Maths and a postgraduate diploma in Management

Why did you choose this career?
Because it’s exciting but hard work and I get to apply my brain to constant challenges!

Which qualification(s) did you do?
Degree in Maths and a postgraduate diploma in Management.

How do you use maths in your job?
Being comfortable with numbers (so I can play with budgets), being logical (so I can plan properly), being thorough (so that all aspects are covered) and being able to connect ideas (so that I can design activity that maximises the benefits and output).

What’s the best thing about the job?
Working with fantastic people to make exciting things happen.

What’s the worst thing about the job?
Long hours, really challenging projects, insecurity of running my own business.

Is there any advice that you would give?
Be proactive – it really is what you make of it and don’t forget that maths gives you a toolbox – it’s up to you how you use the tools.

What do you want to do in the future?
Keep building the business and running great events!