Amy Darracott

Events Manager

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About me

I am an experienced Event Manager, producing events in London and across the U.K since 2009. I am highly skilled in producing every element of an event from concept to conclusion. My area of expertise focuses on events within Fashion, Art, Design & Lifestyle. I am confident to come into a project at any stage and adapt accordingly. I am experienced in managing teams and used to working in high pressured situations while dealing with problems effectively and efficiently. I always strive to push my skill sets to their highest creative potential, as shown through producing the highest standards of events for all clients. Key Work Areas: - Budget management, invoicing, supplier payments and reconciliation. - Managing all aspects of on- set production; set up, event and breakdown. - Creative proposals and pitching - inclusive of interpreting a brief and designing concepts and moodboards. - Client liaison- face to face client management from initial meet to conclusion. - Show calling, choreography and backstage management. - Location scouting, prop sourcing and over seeing set build and design. - Briefing, negotiating and managing all suppliers and teams. - Technical liaison- working with technical teams on aspects such as lighting, sound and power. - Health and Safety documentation. - Structuring timelines, schedules and production books . - Providing weekly updates and reports to client. Clients include; Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Chanel, BMW, L'oreal, Amazon, Metro, Dune, Gordon Ramsay Group.

Skills

  • Event Design
  • People Management
  • Event Production
  • Supplier Neogitations
  • Event Marketing
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Creative Concept Design
  • Supplier Management
  • Time Efficient
  • Event Magagement
  • Logistics Operations
  • Client Development
  • Event Concepts Themes

Work history

Currently

Event Manager

Plain Jane Events

Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Event and Business Development Manager for boutique Soho events agency : Full creative control and end to end management of client events from brief to pitch, concept design, venue contracting, supplier liaison, full production management, set build, stage and entertainment management : Events ranging from boutique press days to 2000+ capacity festivals, weddings, conferences and parties : Emphasis on styling and attention to detail to create unique experiences for clients and their guests : Business development and sales focusing on fashion, beauty and media industries : Leading client relationship development and account management : Managing and mentoring a team of two events coordinators.

2016

Events Manager

Museum of London

Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Full Time
  • Full operational management of internal and external events across two venues including the full creative brief for internal events, suppliers, pre event and on site delivery for both internal and corporate hire events : End to end management of event budgets and overall control of department marketing budget : Management of operational staff including a team of event coordinators: Develop and maintain excellent customer service and working relationships throughout the Museum and externally to increase repeat business and ensure good client relationships are continued.

2014

Event Manager

Saatchi Gallery

Feb 2011 - Feb 2014
  • Full Time
  • Produced and ran all internal, sponsor and private events at the Saatchi Gallery : Venue sales; from initial enquiry, site-visits, contract negotiations and end to end budget management: Creative input for event production; events ranging from Product Launches, LFW shows, private dinners and conferences : Liaising with top London events suppliers for all aspects of the event : On site operational manager for all events, coordinating clients, suppliers and Saatchi Gallery team throughout : Key clients include Chanel, Virgin, BMW, Vivienne Westwood, Pernod Ricard, L'oreal and Deutsche Bank

Education

2010

Entertainment Events Management

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sep 2006 - May 2010