Friday, 25 November 2016

A day in the life of a model: Lucy Smith

With no two days the same in the modelling industry, we caught up with BOSS model Lucy to see how she spends her time on and off duty. 

My typical day can vary considerably. Some days I can have a job five minutes walk away in the Northern Quarter which is extremely handy, other days can be a train away to Liverpool, Leeds or London, but most of my work tends to be in and around Manchester. So depending on where my job is I'm usually up by 7am. I always start my day with a cup of tea to wake me up, and a bowl of porridge. After work I will try fit in a gym session before dinner. I live 5 minutes walk away from our gym, which means I have no excuse!

The best part of my job is that no day is the same. I tend to work with a really wide variety of companies including Giorgio Armani, Russell Hobbs, GHD, Harvey Nichols and Remmington. I get to meet so many amazing people and working on location can be exciting. Modelling has really pushed me out of my comfort zone and has given me more confidence.

I got into modelling when I was working full time in retail and Jennie scouted me in the NQ one evening, I thought it was a great opportunity for me to try something new! BOSS have been great and are always there to offer help and advice if needed. My second ever modelling job was a five day shoot in Iceland for outdoor brand Craghoppers. I have BOSS to thank for getting me some amazing experiences like this.

In my downtime during the week I go to the gym and swimming pool to stay toned. My friend and I are also going to take up horse riding again on weekends. Living in the NQ I try to make the most of city life with the abundance of bars and restaurants on our doorstep. My fiancΓ©e and I love having our friends over for meals out in the city. Both being from North Yorkshire, we travel back some weekends to visit family and friends. We are currently planning our wedding in France next June, and saving up to buy our first home together – it all makes me feel very grown up!

Three things people might not know about me are:

- The scariest most exciting thing I've ever done is jumping out of plane when I was 19, travelling in New Zealand - that was amazing! On the same trip I also volunteered in Vietnam helping to build houses for flood victims, followed by looking after endangered Wallabies in the Australian outback.

- Nutella is my guilty pleasure! I used to eat it out of the jar at uni!

- At the moment, I’m all about Planet Earth 2. I love listening to David Attenborough’s voice! 

See Lucy's full profile on our website now.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Friday, 18 November 2016

Saying goodbye to our office πŸ‘‹πŸ» πŸ‘‹πŸ» πŸ‘‹πŸ»

It's an exciting time for us here at BOSS. We're moving! After a long restoration project, we are relocating to brand new premises with more space for our growing team, built specifically for our needs. The wait is now over and from Monday we will be able to continue being the best at what we do, in a building that reflects our outstanding reputation.

But before we go, we want to give our office at Fourways House a good send off, after all, a lot has gone down over the eight years that we've been here! Here are a few of our highlights.

Lauren, Senior Booker
This is how I will remember Fourways: Endless days with the awesome Gdoggy by my side.

Gareth, Head Booker
A few images of Lauren at Fourways House - this is why I sit next to her every day!

Bart, Junior Booker
I enjoyed the day when we had poultry in the office.

Robyn, Casting Booker
It was hilarious to have Ted on the desk as a booker!

Olivia, Junior Division Booker
A few photo memories from my time at Fourways House, all mainly from a fun-filled Friday – the fizz/wine comes out at 5! What’s not to love! When our BOSS branded merchandise arrived in time for client Christmas visits. We all repped them fabulously - model material?

Sarah, Accountant
I had my baby shower at the office!

Debbie, Managing Director

I have so many memories – from our previous home of 20 years in Chapel Walks, and then getting to the end of that lease and desperately looking for a new home which really suited us and could cope with our expansion. I called to view Fourways and was told it was full, but finally in November 2008 I got a call to say a client was having to move out and would I like to view it. It was love at first sight, just right! Thank you David Cohen!

I got married on 12th December, Mum passed away on 20th December and we moved at Christmas that year into Fourways, courtesy of the fabulous BOSS team, who as always rally the troops and get on with the job in hand. It was another momentous chapter beginning for BOSS! A truly memorable period in my life for many reasons, not least as I was also pregnant with my (now 7 years old) son. 

My two huge dogs, Wolfie the German Shepherd and Milo the Irish Wolfhound were regular visitors – I used to walk them along the canal nearby, chasing the geese into the water (them not me!). I also celebrated my 50th Birthday at Fourways in 2010 (still looking 39 without a scrap of surgery – well, on a good day with the light behind me). There is NEVER a dull moment in the life of BOSS and we’ve had a few eye popping moments: Scouting Joe Collier on Market Street when going for drinks after work and the first day Ed Wilding walked through the door. Welcoming jaw-dropping talent through the doors every day, plus international clients, local clients, incredible creatives, and having a bubbling cauldron of magical people to work with makes my DAY!

We're moving...

…and we wouldn’t want you to miss us! While we couldn't bring ourselves to leave our Northern Quarter home, we’re heading to a new office, closer to even more burger joints and badly lit bars. 

Pop round for a brew at our brand new building from Monday 21st November 2016 - 33 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DW – we’ll put the kettle on!

You can still catch us on our regular email addresses and phone number.