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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 Coordinator

Embolden

Dec 2016
  • St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4EA, UK
  • Full Time
  • Creative communications agency curating clear communication strategies for corporate, governmental and charitable organisations through event experiences, digital and film mediums that provide a genuine return on investment. Key responsibilities: - Exercising a broad experience in management of varying events, from intimate boardroom dinners to large-scale conferences. - Account management: Handling client relationships with a strategic overview of complex projects, diagnosing interpretation of client objectives to create tailored experiences. - Nurturing relationships: Communicating with all parties - client and suppliers – during event timeline to ensure seamless event delivery. - Creative concepting: Curating theme from drafting client-ready proposals through to the sourcing, order and assembly of creative aesthetics for physical transformation. - Support to Events Manager in execution of event logistics: from the coordination of supplier schedule, to organising event support assets and client branding. - Trend research and creative referencing of event influencers, maintaining competitor oversight to remain innovative in new event formats and evolving technologies. - Involved in marketing outreach: compile monthly newsletter, lead on delivery of company hosted events, debates and interviews attended by clients across disciplines.

2016

Event Assistant

Cartier

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Full Time
  • 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: - Database management: data entry, updating and maintaining the events contact list. - Guest list administration: ownership of master as primary contact to calligrapher, cross-checking guests lists, proofing invites and logging replies requiring meticulous attention to detail. - Assistance in event creative: sourcing materials/mood boards, working with suppliers, florist and caterers on colour schemes, arranging order, hire and delivery of theme aesthetics. - Supporting PR with administrative tasks: media guest lists, press interaction, making contact with agents, meeting and greeting, personal security, trip itinerary and travel arrangements. - Office administration: filing, printing, collating invoices, arranging couriers, booking meeting rooms, hosting guests, compiling internal meeting notes and agendas.

2016

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD, UK
  • Freelance
  • Welcome Host for the 'Twilight at the Museums' experience: front of house greeting guests, providing visitors with information, resolving issues and acting on immediate feedback.

2015

Administrator & Events Coordinator

Cambridge Cookery School

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Full Time
  • Hospitality focused, customer facing role dealing with varying enquiries and a wide range of stakeholders. - First point of contact for the public customer: managing all mail, email, telephone enquiries, maintaining contact databases, and diary management for Directors. - Assisting in delivery of classes, private dining experiences and promotion events: from event set-up, guest greeting, food styling and presentation to event close and clear-up.

2015

Social Committee Secretary

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • 219 Huntingdon Rd, Cambridge CB3 0DL, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Event planning: organised the company-wide Christmas Party attended by 120 staff with positive feedback on the attention paid to aesthetic detail and smooth delivery of the event. - Partnership events: collaborated with external partners to organise a street-food event for 300 Cambridge-based conservationists.

2015

Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Full Time
  • Multi-tasked simultaneous and varied priorities in a corporate deadline-led environment: - Coordinated events of up to 80 delegates for senior leaders, hosted within the UK and abroad. - Project management: oversaw master budget and purchase orders, coordinated timelines for milestones and maintained overview of project plans to meet event delivery. - Research: conducted initial venue research, liaised with suppliers and negotiated contracts - Coordinated networks of practitioners: liaising with international partners and building stakeholder relationships within the UK and abroad.

2013

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Internship
  • Editorial insight: developing a knowledge of the editorial production process from concept to publication, working with in-house writers to meet imminent deadlines.

2013

Head of Illustrative Promotion

Downing College, May Ball Committee

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, UK
  • Full Time
  • Advertisement: Graphically designed the biannual ball attended by 2000 people, illustrating the theme, the ticket and event programme, while supporting wider aesthetic decisions.

2013

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, UK
  • Full Time
  • Event management: negotiated with college conferencing to organise the Annual Club Dinner, Griffins Cocktail Evening and Summer Garden Party for the sporting excellence society. Achieved the largest recent yearly increase in college membership, renewing the club's status.

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

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

2009

A Level; Geography, Biology. AS Level; Physics

Bedford High School for Girls

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