Crystal Hayford

Freelance Copywriter and content creator

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Research
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Research Administration

Work history


Marketing & Communications Assistant

Balfour Beatty

Sep 2006 - Apr 2008
  • Operating within the marketing team of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (previously Balfour Beatty Power Networks), part of the £40 billion Balfour Beatty company portfolio. Providing communications to staff at HQ and onsite engineers delivering sustainable infrastructure such as electricity, water and gas across the world. Key Responsibilities • Designing newsletters, leaflets and posters using Adobe Suite and Quark Express. • Managing internal communications to over 2,500 employees and training staff to use the intranet. • Event planning for company directors, creating presentations and supporting communications for projects. Key Achievements • Worked as a project manager for a £70K event for 500+ (employees and high profile clients) working on a National Grid contract. Provided an all day event to ‘talk about’ at Heritage Motor Museum. • Steered the creative direction and content of the company website.



Google Digital Marketing Certificate

Home Learning College/ Google

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Digital Marketing Course


Professional Marketing Diploma

London School of Marketing

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
  • Marketing Professional Qualification


Design Management Innovation

De Montfort University

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Business and design