In the Booth: Rachael, Deputy Head of Events

In the Booth: Rachael, Deputy Head of Events

07 June 2023

We sat down to talk to Rachael Scollen, to tell us a little about herself and how she couldn't stay away from Ministry Group for a third time:

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you get into the events industry?

After a lifetime of working in F&B, managing various restaurants, bars and members' clubs, I was looking for a change but was unclear about which direction I wanted to take or even where to start. Having worked for The Ministry twice before (it’s an in-house giggle for sure) I randomly got talking to the powers-that-be and stumbled into an interview by chance with the senior team for an events role. They say the third time’s a charm, and they couldn’t be more right!

I’ve found that my Events Role ticks all the boxes for me and having a career change has been such an exciting journey. I love the fact it allows me to use all my Operations skills from my F&B days whilst learning the complexities of event planning. Best move I’ve ever made and I’m super grateful for the chance to come back to a company I love.

2. What do you like to do outside of work?

I’m a bit of a tree hugger for sure. I love being outdoors; it could be lazy strolls in the park with my Frenchie, travelling to distant lands, or anything that involves water. I’ve spent a lot of time living abroad so love to get off the beaten track and discover new places. I do much more self-care as I’m getting older and more zen-like, you’ll either find me floating in a tank of salts, drooling on a massage table or meditating to slow the flow of the rat race. When I’m not getting my chill time on, I’ll catch up with friends and mooch and eat my way around food markets, with a few Mezcal Martinis thrown in for good measure of course.

3. What do you like most about working in Events?

It’s fast, organised madness at times. I love having a million things on the go all at the same time, there’s nothing that satisfies my energy levels more – I live for it! I love working with great clients and agents turning skeleton ideas into incredible events.

4. If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?

It has to be Sir David Attenborough. The man is a legend. I can think of nothing more incredible than travelling the world looking at all the beautiful creatures – just leave out the insects!

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