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A result-driven, highly creative and motivated individual, with extensive experiences in client facing roles. Adept at developing relationships, managing multi-party expectation and ensuring efficient and successful delivery. A fast and flexible learner, with a keen eye for detail, a desire to try new things, and ambition to never stop learning.
Luxury events experience, working within and supporting the Events team in the planning, organisation and hosting of two types of prestigious Cartier UK Events: Promoting image of the brand at the highest level; ensuring image/essence/exposure of the brand remains consistent. Institutional Events - Return on Image (Cartier Queen’s Polo Cup and Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ at Goodwood Festival of Speed) Commercial events - Return on Investment (press events and product launches) Key responsibilities: - Supporting Events Coordinator team from brief process, managing logistics, through to the physical delivery of high-level events. - Guest list administration and database management. - Assistance in Event Creative: sourcing materials/mood boards; working with suppliers, florist and caterers on theme; arranging order and hire of event aesthetics. - Managing relationships: communicating with suppliers on event logistics, liaising on timelines to met key dates and deadlines in event preparation.
Client facing role dealing with varying enquiries, bookings and differing stakeholders: - Responsible for managing company administration during the relaunch of the business. - First point of contact: dealt with daily mail and telephone enquiries; managed email inboxes; maintained ticketing databases and attendee list administration. - Supported directors in event facilitation, diary management and staff allocation. - Assisted in delivery of classes, private dining experiences and promotion events: event set-up; guest greeting; food styling and presentation; event close and clear-up. - Company outreach: coordinated printed materials; negotiated promotional advertisement.
Corporate deadline-led environment demanding multi-tasking of simultaneous and varied priorities: - Managed events of up to 80 delegates for senior leaders, hosted within the UK and abroad. - Conducted initial venue research, supplier liaison and contract negotiation. - Managed event logistics, including: purchasing of branded merchandise, participant registration, extra-curricular excursions, conference dinners and onsite event delivery. - Coordinated networks of practitioners, building stakeholder relationships and liaising with partners within the UK and overseas. - Project management: overseeing budget purchase orders; coordinating timelines for project milestones; and maintaining project plans.
Gained an insight into the work, management and organisation behind the magazine cover: - Developed knowledge of editorial production process from concept to publication. - Worked with in-house writers to meet imminent deadlines. - Fact-checked and copy-edited article content for two monthly issues; ranging from double spread features to pocket guides - Supplemented travel research for future issues, including; sourced content on alternative reader-intriguing activities for a piece on '50 things to do in ...’ major European cities. - Contributed to quality assurance of the magazine; web-searched, reviewed sites, consulted published guides; conducted telephone interviews to correctly verify content. - Composed the electronic preface of Lonely Planet’s March 2013 issue, to concisely summarise the month’s leading features for online subscribers.
BA Hons Geography (2:1) Additional Responsibilities & Achievements included: 2012 - 2013 DOWNING COLLEGE, Head of Illustrative Promotion, May Ball Committee - Involved in graphically advertising the biannual ball attended by 2000 people; illustratively launched the theme; designed the ticket and event programme; supported aesthetic decisions. 2012 -2013 DOWNING COLLEGE, Secretary of Griffins Club - Organised annual events for the sporting excellence society; negotiated with college conferencing staff to deliver the Annual Club Dinner (attended by 60 alumni), Griffins Cocktail Evening, Summer Garden Party and Awards Ceremony. - Contributed to the largest recent yearly increase in college membership re-establishing support from alumni members to renew the club's status. 2011-2012 DOWNING COLLEGE, First Ladies Netball Captain (2011 – 2012) - Successfully captained both the First ladies and mixed netball teams; maintained team motivation while organising and directing training and matches. - Organised end-of-season dinner and prize giving attended by college teams. 2011 AFRINSPIRE, Charity Representative, Uganda - Adapted to an unpredictable, daily changing programme and contrasting situations. - Visited grass-roots development projects to collect case study material for outreach to the charity audience.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction)
A Levels; Art (A), Geography (A), Biology (A)