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By Matt

Becky Hunt

What will you be doing at Union St?

Copywriting and Social Media Marketing

How did you get into this area of work?

I began 6 years ago as a graduate, hunting for something other than the typical 9 to 5. I wrote a guide to Sheffield for a student website and got paid a tenner. Bonus. I realised maybe I could get paid to do something I enjoy – write.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I love the flexibility that comes with my work. Over the past 6 years I’ve written whilst travelling through the States, Asia and Russia. Travelling inspires my writing and has brought up new opportunities so it’s a happy circle of life.

What type of individuals / organisations are you looking to work with in the future?

A lot of my experience has been in Education, as a writer and a teacher, so that sector is probably my Mastermind subject. However, I’m very adaptable and have worked for a range of clients in Travel, Legal, HR, Retail, you name it. I’m always happy to have a chat and work on something new. Although I began as a Copywriter, I’m also a bit of a social media nerd. I do everything from long term social media marketing plans to day-to-day tweets, posts, snaps, the lot.

For fellow start-ups, could you offer an entry-level discount / price? If so, what would that be?

I’d like to in time. I’m just starting up again after a few years abroad but once I’m settled in Union St I’d love to chat to people about my Copywriting and Social Media services.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?

To begin with, it’s all about escaping the cabin fever of working from home! But since coming in to see Union St and what else it has on offer I’m really excited to get involved in collaborating, exchanging services and joining events, workshops, maybe even running my own.

Follow Becky at https://twitter.com/rebeccahelen

By Sarah Sharp

Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson is a marketing consultant specialising in the food industry, with a focus on shopper marketing and category management. Over the past 12 years he has worked with leading food manufacturers such as Nestle, Gu Pudding, and Kettle Chips, and has now set up freelance for large food manufacturers and brands.

Union St offers Luke not just a central workspace from which to grow his freelance business, but also a place to meet like minded individuals – especially those with experience or interest in food trends and research. Variety is a key component of his work, which brings to ether his passion for food with his love of research, with a range of businesses across different markets.

Every day is different. I love the balance between being creative and being a bit geeky with data – and I really enjoy food and researching new trends.

If you have an appetite for food trends and data, why not drop Luke a line at luke_rchrdsn@yahoo.co.uk?

Becky Hunt
Luke Richardson