Staff Focus: Sarah Nagra
Sarah joined Mackman as a Client Lead in September 2014. Representing clients at every turn, she works closely with all departments – research, design, technical and communications – to ensure that we're meeting our clients' needs. Joining Mackman with a background in marketing, working alongside creative agencies across a wide range of projects, she has the necessary experience to support our clients, and we're thrilled she's joined our team.
What is your working background?
I moved from Coventry to Suffolk in 2009, where I looked after the social media for Trading Standards at Suffolk County Council. I also set up a 'Consumer Champion Network', which required recruiting volunteers to educate the community about trading standards issues and protect vulnerable people from scammers. My work won me 'Best Use of Social Media' at the UK Public Sector Digital Awards.
I then moved to the University of Essex where I worked as a Marketing Officer for the commercial branch of the university before joining Mackman.
What first attracted you to Mackman? How has it been so far?
I was first attracted to Mackman at a Chartered Institute of Marketing conference three years ago. I learnt about the work Mackman do from a member of the team and when the opportunity became available to work for the company, I just had to apply.
So far everything has been lovely! It's been wonderful to work in a creative environment with people who are enthusiastic about what they do and are experts in their field. Having been used to working with marketing agencies, it's also nice to be the other side of the desk, handling a variety of different projects.
Marketing mixes being creative with being organised. I really enjoy using my imagination to come up with ideas and then my logic when implementing them.
What is the main challenge of your role?
One of the challenges in my job role is keeping a project tight to schedule, absorbing any changes or extra requirements throughout the process. As challenging as it can be, I really enjoy getting to see a project through start to finish, there's real satisfaction in that.
What do you do when you aren't working?
In my spare time I love to ballroom dance – the tango is my favourite. I also enjoy swimming, visiting friends and all that the Suffolk countryside has to offer – beautiful walks and even better food!