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Meet the team: Trade 08 May

Day-to-day you'll find them in the office processing applications, allocating trade space and requirements and putting together sponsorship packages all in preparation for two of our biggest annual events.

When it comes to the Lincolnshire Show their hard work and dedication shows, having organised everything from trade space for more than 600 stands and musical performances in the bandstand to a line-up of some of Lincolnshire's top chefs and producers in The Lincolnshire Kitchen.

Sally and Bronwyn also look after the classic cars and motorcycles, vintage tractors, floral art and the flower show and all catering concessions across the Showground for the two-day event. In addition, Sally is responsible for securing sponsorship for the Lincolnshire Show.

At the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair, our trade team are responsible for allocating trade space, putting together an exciting and varied line-up in The Lincolnshire Kitchen, choir performances, catering concessions and the overall management and organisation of the event.

Sally Mundy, Sponsorship & Trade Sales Manager

How long have you worked at the Showground?

Just over 7 years, originally as a part-time events administrator and then Trade Stand Coordinator before becoming Sponsorship & Trade Sales Manager.

What did you do before coming to the Showground?

I was a full-time mum

What is the best part of your job?

The people I work with and the diversity of the role - no two days are the same!

What has been a highlight of your career at the Showground so far?

A highlight of my career has been the development of the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair, and watching it grow from something that came about almost accidentally (read the story here!) to a well-established event welcoming more than 8,500 people over two days. This year will be my eighth fair, and we still have so much fun organising it!

What has been your favourite event so far?

Watching Elton John perform to more than 17,000 people at his outdoor concert in June 2016.

What is your specialist skill?

Eight Brussels sprouts in my mouth at the same time at the staff Christmas party meal was pretty impressive! I also have a bizarre ability to remember and recognise local area telephone codes.

What are you looking forward to at the venue in the next year?

I love the diversity of all the events here at the Showground - but if I had to choose it would have to be the Lincolnshire Show.

What has been your most embarrassing moment while working at the Showground?

I'm too embarrassed to say!

Bronwyn Ward, Trade Stand Coordinator

How long have you worked at the Showground?

I have worked in the trade team with Sally since March 2016 after completing my work placement here throughout university in 2014.

What did you do before coming to the Showground?

I was studying for my degree (BSc Hons - International Equine and Agricultural Business Management) at the Royal Agricultural College in Circencester.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is working with such a great team and seeing the events we have been organising come alive.

What has been a highlight of your career at the Showground so far?

My favourite event is the Lincolnshire Show - it's great to see the Showground full of exhibitors, visitors, friends and family and livestock all enjoying what we have put together. The Parade of Hounds is one of my favourite parts of the show, it's fantastic to see local hunts involved and so many people watching and learning about the hounds and how they work.

What is your specialist skill?

Filing... and taking selfies.

What are you looking forward to at the venue in the next year?

I'm looking forward to the huge range of fantastic events organised in-house and externally, from clothing sales and balls to concerts. It was also great to see the growth in visitor numbers to Countryside Lincs on Sunday 9 April, which is in its third year and offers a hands-on day out for the younger generation as they learn all about farming and Lincolnshire heritage. 2017 saw more than 4,000 visitors attend so I'm looking forward to seeing this event grow over the years.

What has been your most embarrassing moment while working at the Showground?

Thankfully none of my most embarrassing moments are work-related...

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