Annabel Crowther

Administrator & Events Coordinator

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  • LocationCambridge, United Kingdom

About me

 

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.

Skills

 

  • Conference
  • Corporate
  • Social Event
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Email Handling
  • Event Planner
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning

Work history

Currently

Event Assistant

Cartier

Apr 2016
  • Internship
  • 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.

2015

Administrator & Events Coordinator

Cambridge Cookery School

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2015

Programme Assistant

United Nations Environmental Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2013

Intern

Lonely Planet Traveller

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Internship
  • 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.

Education

2013

Physical Geography

University of Cambridge

Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
  • 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.

2010

Art and Design

University of Northampton

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Distinction)

2009

A Level; Geography, Biology. AS Level; Physics

Bedford High School

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
  • A Levels; Art (A), Geography (A), Biology (A)