Meet the Team: Liam O’Sullivan

Liam started his career at Booking Protect. He has grown alongside the company and knows the Booking Protect inside out. We sit down with him to talk about his journey with the business and also what he gets up to in his spare time.

What is your role at Booking Protect?

Development Executive.

How did you get started with Booking Protect?

I don’t know where the time has gone but I joined Booking Protect almost 6 years ago as an apprentice. Time just seems to have flown since then. I wasn’t too long out of school so everything was completely new and I didn’t entirely know what I was getting into. Fast forward to now, there isn’t many areas of the business that I haven’t explored or had some involvement in, so the opportunities have been – and continue to be – endless.

Where were you before Booking Protect?

A now distant memory…School. Booking Protect was my first job (with a career in mind) and I was with the company when I turned 18 – which seemed so long ago now.

What are the elements of your job you enjoy which others wouldn’t necessarily know about?

I work a lot with our sales team to get Booking Protect enabled for our new partners, providing them with sales support from the early discussions all the way through to activation. At the point a new partner switches on, it’s satisfying to see Booking Protect being offered on their website for customers to purchase and knowing that everything’s in place for a mutually beneficial partnership. The weekly office quiz is okay too!

What’s the best festival or music event you’ve been to?

I’d probably say Boomtown Festival. I’ve been to quite a few festivals but the production that goes into Boomtown gives it an edge over the others, it’s just more of an experience. The 4-hour coach journey is much more enjoyable on the way down there as opposed to the way back after 5 days in a field, however definitely worth it!

What’s the festival festival or music event you’d like to go to?

Coachella.

What’s your favourite album?

The Weeknd – Trilogy. Masterpiece.

Do you have a secret hobby?

A regular 15-minute sauna. It’s something I only discovered this year so is still relatively new to me (and isn’t much of a secret), but it has definitely become a hobby and I’d recommend it to anyone that wants to relax and feel re-charged in a short period of time.

If you were an instrument, what would you be and why?

A Triangle… actually I’m not sure that’s the best answer. I’m unsure of its exact purpose but I know it can be useful.

What was your first job and how old were you?

A paper round at 13.

What was your favourite TV show 20 years ago?

20 years ago is a bit of a push. 10 years ago thou, got to be Suits.

Are you a big gardener?

I appreciate a well landscaped garden, but I’d be lying if I said I have ever tried gardening. Maybe in the future.

What’s something you can’t stand?

The default iPhone alarm sound. It does the job so I can’t knock it too much, but still, it is unbearable.

Could recommend one event that is a must-watch?

A live boxing event, preferably at a venue like the O2. I’ve never particularly wanted to go watch live boxing, but a friend had some spare tickets pre-COVID for a pay-per-view event so I thought why not. The night itself is a little bit blurry, but the atmosphere is something I couldn’t forget and was different to anything I’ve experienced before. I’d 100% recommend to anyone that has even the slightest interest in boxing, you won’t be disappointed.

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