Eleven years ago, whilst studying at The London School of Economics, Sarah began working in the hospitality and nightlife industry. With deep love for people and cities, surrounded by some of the best financial and business minds in the country, she began her entrepreneurial journey in the middle of a recession as she established Pout Promotions in her last year of university. Sarah learnt business as she built the company. Her determination, hard work and partnerships with incredible people caused the business to make an impact. After six years of operation, they re-branded to Phoenix Staffing and have since been soaring.
One of the most exciting times in her business journey was this last year, during Covid-19, positioned in industries that have been so hugely impacted by the pandemic. Sarah and the team saw the opportunity to demonstrate and practically outwork the heart of Phoenix, also taking time to innovate, create and expand the way they serve people. We began a number of new businesses, which we are excited to launch in the coming years.
Sarah has a passion for creativity, nature, beauty and legacy-building. She has has coached people in entrepreneurship over the last six years, helping business owners to launch their ideas to market. She also teaches entrepreneurship and business studies at a local school one day a week, and coaches entrepreneurs setting up and running their businesses.
Fun fact: When I was ten years old I had my finger bitten by a dog through a letter box, whilst posting an invite to our Christmas Carol concert through my neighbours door!
Olivia has always had her heart in the events industry. From singing for large audiences at a young age to stilt walking at events now she has seen the industry from all sides.
Olivia joined Phoenix Staffing after working in a variety of roles from Alcohol distribution to event entertainment. She spent four years training in musical theatre before converting this training into Music Marketing.
Olivia's breadth of knowledge and experience means she can adapt to any situation and always provide both clients and contractors with a smooth professional and hassle free service. She is passionate about brining excellence to every element of the business and is completely committed to all areas of Phoenix's heart and function.
Fun fact: Olivia loves horse riding!
Georgia has worked in the hospitality industry for over sixteen years. Initially working in the best bars and clubs of the west end of London to support her dream of becoming an actress and enabling her to realise her love of travel with flexible, well paid work (which is an amazing USP for many of our staff).
In 2014, Georgia had the opportunity to work alongside Sarah in the office which was then known as Pout Promotions. Georgia has spent the last seven years being beautifully guided by Sarah and making magic happen with amazing clients and brands. Most recently, Georgia started the South West operation in sunny Cornwall where she lives with her adorable children. Georgia is keen to continue exploring the rising festival and event industry in the South West whilst also continuing to keep her eye on developing business in all capacities for phoenix staffing all over the UK. It has been a tough year for all in the industry but my goodness are we going to make up for it when this is over!!
Fun Fact: Georgia cannot wait to get the sequins back out!
With a heart for those that create spaces for people to make everlasting memories with their loved ones, Rhian has naturally been drawn towards the hospitality industry and has worked within it in varying capacities over the past ten years. After finishing her degree in Criminology within the city of Cambridge, she moved to London and fell straight into working for Phoenix Staffing as a sales waitress. Alongside working with Phoenix, I also work for the Probation Service and most recently, co-founded the sister company to Phoenix called Code Earth. I am passionate about the stewardship of the environment and relationships, health and wealth. I truly believe that the hospitality industry will come back stronger than ever after a season of challenges and endeavour to be a part of reigniting it.
Fun fact: Rhian fell asleep on a quad bike once when I was around twenty years old, on holiday in Cyprus. I woke up the next morning and I was still asleep on it!
Business Development Team
Halina McNeill, Demi Cowles, Aleah Baxter, Anna Waters, Alanna Simmons
We have a team of energetic business developers; Alanna, Halina, Anna, Abbi and Aleah who are passionate about building relationship with new and existing clients.
All of the team have or continue to work as Phoenix contractors and have a deep understanding of what success looks like. The team are committed to help businesses succeed, working step-by-step with clients to establish them in partnership with us.