'Do more than you're paid to and encourage others to do the same'

A-List 2018 profile: Nikki Parsons, 28, project manager at The Turner Agency.

Nikki Parsons
Nikki Parsons

What kind of events do you work on?

I manage global meetings and congresses, largely in the healthcare sector.

What is your advice/motto for success?

Always do more than you’re paid to do and encourage others to do the same.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

Being on the A-List of course, that’s got to be a highlight! And getting promoted at TTA after the first year of being there. My favourite event would be a private party that I worked on in Oslo – it was quite a high-end event and they hired Robbie Williams to come and play.

What do you hope to achieve before you're 40?

I’d like to work on a mega-event like the Olympics. I wrote my dissertation at uni on the London Olympics.

If you could pick anyone to be your next keynote speaker, who would it be?

I’d pick my great uncle, Des. He’s 94 and can hold an audience like no one I’ve ever known. He’s inspirational and confident, which I think are key attributes for a speaker.

What job would you choose to have if you weren't working in events?

I’d be an explorer, as I like to travel. I’d be a more glamorous version of Bear Grylls, I guess.

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