The Mr B’s team have enjoyed welcoming Sara Miller, Digital Marketing Specialist from Noble Studios (the parent company of our joint venture, Noble Performs), to the Bristol office. She’s given us the lowdown on her time here:
How long have you spent in the UK?
My total visit to the UK is four weeks but I am only working in the office here for three weeks. I am going to travel for the last week with my mom once my office weeks are complete. We’re going to spend time in London and visit Prague for a couple days.
Is this your first visit to England?
Yes! I have always wanted to come to England, but this is my first time.
What was the reason for your visit?
When Noble UK was first announced, I instantly wondered if we would be able to come work over here. Once I learned about the partnership with Mr B’s office, I got my hopes up and talked to Jarrod and Season at Noble about coming over here to work. While I am still working on all my same accounts as I would back in the US, it has been wonderful getting to explore a new city and travel on the weekends. My first weekend here I flew up to Northern Ireland and visited Giants Causeway, Belfast and stayed in a cute AirBnB on the coast in Portrush. Last weekend I was able to explore UpFest in the city and visit Bath.
What have you been up to in your spare time?
In my spare time, I am trying to see all that I can in Bristol. I have tried lots of restaurants, visited pubs, walked around looking for the Gromits, gone to tour the M Shed, went to the top of Cabot Tower, tried a workout class, went to a pub quiz, eaten gelato, taken tons of photos and gone shopping. Because of my adjusted work schedule (overlapping hours with the US office) I have tried to explore a little each morning before work and then walk around after my day comes to an end.
What have you found different in the Mr B’s office compared to Noble’s office?
There are few things that are different in Mr B’s office compared to the Noble office in Reno—the first would be the music. We never have music playing in the office and many times you will see Noblebots wearing headphones to focus because the office area can get pretty loud—especially when Nerf gun wars break out. The office here never seems to get too loud. I think the biggest difference that I have noticed is that we do different types of work, so I can’t turn to the person next to me and ask them how to best answer a question. Kate has been a huge help, but it’s just a different work environment.
What have you found to be similar?
There are quite a few similarities: I think that office attire is definitely similar to what we wear back in Reno. Everyone is also really friendly. Each time someone gets up for tea or coffee, they ask if you’d like one. I find that very much like my pod at home. Oh, and both companies love communicating via Slack.
How would you describe Bristol in three words?
Oh man, this is tough. I’m not sure I can describe Bristol in three words. This city has a small town feel but also is large enough to offer plenty of things to discover and explore. The people here are really nice and it’s been so fun getting lost in a new city.
Have you tried any ‘classic’ British foods or drinks?
Yes! I tried Marmite and I am sad to report back that it wasn’t love at first bite. I also was sure to order fish and chips and I ordered a Guinness while I was in Ireland. Are there any other foods I should try?