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Olivia Bird

Digital Communications Coordinator

Olivia Bird

Gilly’s take on Olivia

Olivia is an exceptional communicator, and she finds as much joy in designing digital content as she does being on site at events. Olivia has a warm, bright and positive disposition, always ready to support her team – and endlessly enthusiastic about new experiences, brands and marketing tasks. She is passionate about all things communication based and is key to the content behind our digital feed, and many of our clients.

Having worked previously for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Olivia also has great experience in live events, press communication and campaign work. A real team player with a passionate and determined attitude, Olivia is a superb addition to the team.

Olivia’s career highlights

  • Being responsible for the organisation and the event delivery of Gold Award Presentations at Holyrood Palace and Buckingham Palace with 4,000 attendees
  • I managed and created content for DofE Scotland’s social media accounts, which resulted in increased engagement and reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter!
  • In March 2021 I was Project Leader of the DofE Scotland’s first online conference, ‘DofE Live’ which over the course of a week had over 1,000 attendees and keynote speakers including Professor Jason Leitch, Sanjeev Kohli and Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson
  • Being the main host at the Rolex suite at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles 2014
  • Working at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the VIP seating bowls where we looked after Usain Bolt

Unique Fact

I lived and studied abroad in Budapest as part of my degree in Central, Eastern European Studies which examines Russian politics and history of the post-soviet space. This meant I was able to travel to a number of places including Sarajevo and St Petersburg.

Life motto

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Key strengths

  • Creative but focused on finer details
  • A team player, love working with people
  • Hard worker

Favourite Instagram Account

@JVN , Jonathan Van Ness “Being normal is being completely unique, because nobody’s the same. Normal, honey? Who is she, anyway? YAS QUEEN”

The best compliment Olivia has received

“Olivia has a great eye for detail and our hospitality clients were impressed with her professional and personable approach.”

A few of Olivia's Projects

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh : Press Launch Event

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh : Press Launch Event

"Thank you so much to you and your team for all the help with this event. Everything looked great, we couldn't have done...

Ms Lanzas, Director of Communications & Social Media, Virgin Hotels

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The List Magazine : Festival Launch Party

The List Magazine : Festival Launch Party

"We have been working with YOURgb for almost 10 years. They are an incredibly efficient and professional events company ...

Sheri Friers, Publishing Director

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WHO | HDC Global Partners Meeting

WHO | HDC Global Partners Meeting

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