Meet the team: Paul Raine, Social Media Executive

Last updated on Tuesday 2 July 2024

Meet Paul, our Social Media Exec here at Yuup, who also loves getting active and exploring Bristol. Paul manages all our social content, and you'll usually find him busy replying to all our lovely followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Working with Yuup hosts to make sure every one of their experiences shine, there’s always something new for Paul to shout about. We chatted to Paul about his favourite spots in Bristol and why he loves working at Yuup...

What made you want to work for Yuup?

I really wanted to work for a company where I could use my knowledge and skills to make a difference. It’s a great feeling to wake up everyday and feel like your role has a purpose.

Tell us a bit about your role at Yuup?

As the social media executive I am responsible for managing all the social media channels for Yuup including planning, content creation, community management, and reporting.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

I love helping our hosts to sell more experiences. It’s really rewarding to know that I’m helping promote people and their own passion projects, side hustles, and businesses. I also love the collaborative nature of the business, I have only worked at Yuup for a few months and I have had so much support in my development. 

Home barbecue in Bristol with BBQ Ben
Celebrity chef home barbecue
What experience on Yuup do you most want to do?

It’s really hard to pick just one, but I really want to do the Celebrity chef home barbecue experience with BBQ Ben because I love cooking and would love to improve my BBQ skills.

How long have you lived in Bristol?

I moved here from Bridgwater in March 2015, so I have lived in Bristol just over 6 years now.

What’s the best thing about living in Bristol?

For a small city it has everything - amazing food, incredible graffiti, a music scene that is unrivalled, a wide array of cultures, incredible architecture and not to forget all the wonderful green spaces.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Bristol?

To be honest I love being active. Basketball, running, football, swimming, or even paddle boarding, there’s so many spaces to get moving.

Hart's Bakery
Image credit: Hart's Bakery
What would be your perfect weekend in Bristol?

My perfect weekend would be jam packed with some of the best things the city has to offer...

On Saturday it would be breakfast at Hart’s Bakery - I’d have everything there but if I had to choose, it would definitely be the sausage roll. I’d then spend the morning exploring at Leigh Woods or Ashton Court.
For lunch I’d head to Sandwich Sandwich for a classic Southern Fried Chicken with extra Emmental cheese. That would set me up for an afternoon cycling along the Strawberry Line or a foraging walk with Healing Weeds. For dinner, I’d head to make an Italian pasta dish with Cibomatto, followed by drinks at the Spotted Cow in Bedminster. 
On Sunday, I’d start with breakfast at Fed 303 and tuck into any of their doughnuts - yes doughnuts for breakfast, it’s a Sunday! I’d go swimming at Lido Bristol and follow that by lunch in the Lido restaurant. After that I’d go for a float at the Bristol Float Centre and finish off the day with a lazy evening on the sofa before the new week, and maybe a Chinese from the The Mayflower if I’m still hungry!

Lido Bristol
Image credit: Lido Bristol
What are your favourite podcasts or books?

The podcasts that I listen to all the time are Bad Friends with Bobby Lee and Andrew Santino and 2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer. It’s mostly podcasts with comedians just chatting rubbish and being funny. 
I pretty much only read books about inspirational stories or athletic feats so I would say my favourite book is probably Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins. If you’re looking for an extra bit of motivation to get things done I would start with this book.

What have you learnt over the last year and through lockdown?

I’ve learnt that I need to connect with the people around me more, I’m quite good at not replying and going about my day, it’s definitely made me make sure I make time for all my friends and family.

What have you been looking forward to most about coming out of lockdown?

Seeing my family again and planning days out with them. Maybe a holiday abroad too, although I’m quite enjoying exploring the UK. 

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