A Day in the Life of…Stephen Mills – Licensing Manager for Union J

Welcome to our newest Blog feature, “A Day in the Life of” where each month we will be delving into the life of some of the most interesting people in the ‘celebrity’ world – those hard-working bods who operate behind the scenes!

This month Stephen Mills, Licensing Manager gives us a sneek peek into his busy schedule and in particular, his work with upcoming British band sensation UNION J...


09:30     Wake up. Have an unusual lie in today as currently on holiday in picturesque Devon for a friend’s wedding. However, can’t enjoy a relaxing morning as have an important event this evening: Claire’s Accessories Union J product launch. So have to get up and make the long drive back to London. Girlfriend is none too pleased as forgotten I had double booked myself!

10:30     Pack up the car and begin 6-hour car journey. Make some important calls on the hands free to try and pass the time.

17:00     Arrive back home, just enough time for shower and quick change of clothes before heading to the Sketch venue in London to go and meet the Union J boys.

18:00     In the VIP area of Sketch as the boys are being interviewed by large number of media titles including likes of Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Company Magazine, Reveal Magazine, Bliss, TOTP and even Good Housekeeping(!). The boys decide to throw sweets at me throughout.

19:00     People start arriving to the Claire’s launch party including celebrities such as Sarah Jane Crawford, Lilah Parsons, James Arthur, TOWE cast, Ashley James, Lizzie Cundy, The Luminites, Meg Mathews, Anais Gallagher etc. I have to stand guard at VIP area as so many people trying to get in. The boys have their photos taken by press and start their warm-up.

19:30     The party is now starting to get into full swing with over 350 guests here plus some very happy competition winners who got to meet the Union J boys. I check Twitter and pleased to see that the event is trending. Am still manning the VIP area as Dionne Bromfield performs.

21:00     The boys are now on stage performing. Can’t believe the level of noise – seems there are quite a few Union J fans here! As they are pretty popular with the crowd they perform a couple more songs then initially planned. Meanwhile I’m chatting to Claire’s staff and Union J Licensee attendees. Events like these are a great opportunity for them to experience in person how good the boys are when performing live.

21:45     Entertainment continues with super cool DJ sets from Lilah Parsons & Nikki Beatnik.

23:30     Leave Sketch after saying my goodbyes to everyone. Have been really impressed with the success of the product launch and imagine there will be a great amount of media coverage tomorrow.

00:10     Finally get home. Answer a few more emails on the Blackberry before setting the alarm for 6am as need to be in the office early tomorrow. Really great day but absolutely exhausted!

Stephen Mills Photo

Photo: Stephen with the Union J boys


About danilocalendarsuk

Danilo is Europe's No 1 Official Licensed Calendar Publisher. Danilo produces calendars, diaries, greetings cards & gift wrap for celebrities such as The Vamps, Take That and Justin Bieber, as well as renowned football teams and TV, entertainment and film titles.

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