IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Claire Martin – Commercial Director
How long have you been at KVH Studios?
I started as an Account Executive in 2008 and have worked through all various different roles in Client Services since!
What does your job involve?
I wear many hats in my role but essentially, I’m responsible for the commercial side of the business and the overall growth. Which includes (in a nutshell) supporting our Head of Client Services in the development of existing accounts, new revenue opportunities, brand and marketing, new business sales, implementation, new and retention contracts and product development. It’s a busy one but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
What did you do before you worked at KVH Studios?
I studied Journalism at University then had a few temporary positions before starting my search for my career in media. Most of my adult life has been at KVH Studios!
What do you love most about what you do?
The variety, the pace and the people. No day is the same and we’re constantly evolving and learning through new challenges. We’re a small division that’s part of a big business so whilst we’re super busy all the time, we also have the flexibility and freedom to grow into new areas and try new things, which is really exciting. I’m surrounded by incredibly talented people every day that I have worked with for many years now so we’re like a family and work so well together. Also, it doesn’t feel like a ‘job’ to me anymore which is a nice feeling.
What’s your favourite memory at KVH Studios?
Yikes, there’s so many! I really don’t know how to answer that one! Sorry!
How would you describe KVH Studios in 3 words?
Exciting, passionate and dedicated.
If you could pick one, what would be your favourite music track?
I like all sorts of music and have favourite tracks for different reasons so, for this, let’s go with my wedding song ‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers as it’s just fills me with warmth and makes me think of great memories with my husband and friends, which is why we chose it.
What do you like to do when you’re not at KVH Studios?
I really love family time. Weekends with my mum, dad, brother, husband and 3-year-old daughter are the best weekends. But I’m also a big fan of girl time and can’t beat a night out with friends. Other than that, I love holidays, renovating my home and planning!