Events, recipes & behind the scenes gossip from the Showground

Back to blog

Filter News

The #LincsShowboys and #LincsShowgirls share their first jobs 08 Mar

Pupils got involved with interactive exhibition zones, got to meet Lincolnshire agricultural businesses and think about potential careers after finishing their studies. With careers on the brain, we asked some of the team about their first jobs and why they wanted to work for the Showground...

Jayne, CEO

'My first job was an import clerk for a Timber company. It’s been so long ago now I don’t know why I wanted to join but glad I did.'

Rachael, Marketing Manager

‘My first job at 16 was working as a waitress at Pizza Hut… I’ve always worked in businesses related to food! I joined the Showground team as I really liked the idea of working within a small team at a venue that has so many different types of events happening throughout the year – the job really is different every day!’

Lauren, Senior Sales Executive

‘I was a receptionist at a Nail salon! I wanted to join the Showground as I have always loved organising events and planning and wanted to make a career out of it!’

Graham, Finance Manager

'My first proper job was an Apprentice Accounts/Admin Assistant for a Children’s Charity based in Horncastle, I stayed there for 8 ½ years and progressed up to Finance Manager during that time, from there I went to work for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance for 5 years.

I have lived in Lincolnshire all my life and I grew up with the Lincolnshire Show, mix this with the fact the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is a charity which is where my expertise lies and this was an ideal job for me.'

Gemma, Marketing Executive

‘From the age of 16 to 18 I worked as an assistant at Fun Farm Play Area where I hosted children’s birthday parties. My job was always fun as I got to sing Happy Birthday about 4 times a day and always got given a slice of birthday cake! I wanted to join the Showground as I think it’s a great event venue.'

Emma, Internal Events Administrator

'I got my first job when I was 16 working weekends in the café at Doddington Hall. I joined the team at the Lincolnshire Showground because the work is so diverse and exciting, no two days are the same! The small team are so friendly and close-knit, I have been made to feel welcome very quickly.'

Gail, Finance Assistant

‘I was a Wren Aircraft Mechanic in the Navy. I joined the society as I have a farming background and wanted to get back into something to do with agriculture, rather than the construction industry I was in.’

Sally, Sponsorship & Trade Sales Manager

'I’m that old, I think it was being sent up a chimney! I’ve been brought up with the Lincolnshire Show and think I’ve only missed a handful in my lifetime, so to work at the Lincolnshire Showground and particularly on the Show was a fantastic opportunity.'


More from this category

Back to blog
Meet the team: Trade
Meet the team: Trade

#LincsShowgirls Sally and Bronwyn are best known for allocating trade space at the annual Lincolnshire Show and organising one of the Lincolnshire Showground's most popular events, the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair - and they take the best team selfies, too!

08 May
Meet the exhibitor: Hannah's Craft Cottage
Meet the exhibitor: Hannah's Craft Cottage

We're excited to welcome back Hannah's Craft Cottage to this year's Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

24 Oct
The Rolling Scone offer sweet treats at Countryside Lincs
The Rolling Scone offer sweet treats at Countryside Lincs

We first welcomed The Rolling Scone to the Lincolnshire Showground at the 2016 Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair - and now lifelong friends Rachel and Hannah (and their tasty macarons) are returning.. this time to Countryside Lincs!

04 Apr
Year in Review: Jayne Southall – An incredibly busy year with more planned for 2019
Year in Review: Jayne Southall – An incredibly busy year with more planned for 2019

It’s a really nice time to write this column as we come to the end of the year and have chance to reflect on what a whirlwind 2018 has been. It’s been an incredibly busy one both for the Showground and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

12 Dec
Meet the giant tortoises!
Meet the giant tortoises!

Following a successful debut at Countryside Lincs, we caught up with Adrian Graham to find out what the future holds for his giant Aldabra tortoises ahead of their first appearance at the Lincolnshire Show.

06 May
Meet the chef: Marcus Wilkinson
Meet the chef: Marcus Wilkinson

Marcus Wilkinson cooked up a storm during his first cookery demonstration in The Lincolnshire Kitchen at the 2016 Lincolnshire Show - and is now gearing up for the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair!

07 Oct
Hope Wines returns to Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair
Hope Wines returns to Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair

At the annual Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair, we've been lucky enough to play a part in the launch of a number of fantastic local companies - including Hope Wines, who launched in 2015 and have gone on to great success since!

14 Sep
Schools' Challenge grows at the Lincolnshire Show
Schools' Challenge grows at the Lincolnshire Show

61 primary, secondary and special schools entered this year's Schools' Challenge at the Lincolnshire Show to showcase their abilities and compete to become champions in their school category.

07 Jul

Get the latest from The Showground

Coronavirus update

We are ready for the return of events at the Showground, find out more about the safety measures we now have in place. For updates on upcoming events please visit our What's On page.

Find out more