International Women’s Day

Tuesday 8th March 2022

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing some of the stories from Women working in the LPG industry.

Noelene Maguire is Membership Development Manager at Liquid Gas UK and has been working for the Association for the past 2 years.

Noelene manages all internal and external member communications for the Association as well as being responsible for all member visits, new member initiatives and the Liquid Gas UK Annual Conference.

You can connect with Noelene on LinkedIn here

How long have you worked in the LPG Industry?

I joined the Association in February 2020, just before lockdown, and I’ve just celebrated my two-year anniversary!

And what inspired you to join the industry?

After 25 years in the car industry, it was time for a new challenge and to learn new things and the role at Liquid Gas UK provided the perfect opportunity.

You have a huge amount of experience in a very technical industry so there are certainly parallels with LPG. Can you tell us a bit more about how it’s all going?

I’m pretty new to the LPG industry having worked in the automotive sector for most of my career, so I’m learning an awful lot about LPG.

My background is mostly marketing communications with a particular focus on the automotive, aftermarket side. So I know a thing or two about parts, widgets & MOT’s. There aren’t many jobs where you get to learn ‘cambelt’ in six different languages!

But I’ve also dabbled with data intelligence and customer retention programmes. I know a thing or two about data extraction, KPI Dashboards, predictive marketing and helping clients define their customer’s journey.

What does your role as Membership Development Manager for Liquid Gas UK involve?

I have responsibility for all internal and external member communications and as Membership Development Manager my role is to maintain contact with our members via all media routes to ensure we’re in touch with their needs and keep them informed of what is happening in the wider industry.

Member visits, video conference calls, webinars, roundtables, monthly e-newsletters, a bi-annual magazine and our Annual Conference are all part of my daily role to keep members up to date with the latest news and Association activities.

But I’m always on the look-out for new members to join the Association too, ensuring we have a rich member base and it is representative of the industry.   

Do you have a particular role model in the industry or outside of the industry?

A strange choice perhaps, but Michelle Obama and Dolly Parton are my go to for inspiration. Both are incredibly successful in their own field, both have achieved success doing it very much their own way, not compromising or being shaped to behave in a certain way. Both have maintained who they are throughout being on a global stage and seem grounded and real.

What would you like to tell women coming into the industry?

It’s a smaller community than I realised and an incredibly supportive one, it’s full of innovation and really feels like the industry is just at the beginning of something very exciting.

What have you been most surprised about the LPG industry?

How friendly everyone is, it has a real sense of community.

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