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Daniel Saxon

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Strategist & Planner - Photographer


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About me

I have successfully completed a degree in BA Honours Event Management. I hold a well varied portfolio of both paid and voluntary experience primarily in the music industry demonstrated in the event organisation including production, coordination and marketing/promotions departments both pre-event and in house. My determination and enthusiasm is what drove me to work whilst I studied and as such have developed many contacts in my field. My commitment is demonstrated in the longitude of my employment with each respected Venue/promotions/events companies of whom I have had the pleasure of working for.


  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Festival
  • Music Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Design
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


General Manager

Lakota Nightclub

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Bristol, UK
  • Full Time
  • * Identification of all opportunities to improve margins and KPI’s and contributing to the achievement of margins at targeted levels * Providing feedback and reporting ideas to the board in order to improve supplier service and quality * Compliance with all current & relevant health & safety legislation and policy, ensuring Lakota’s method statement & risk assessment is followed by all staff. * Responsibility for monitoring & reporting any health & safety issues to the directors. * Routine inspections of the building and services, reporting of faults and reporting findings to the Directors * Attention to security and the safety of the staff, customer and premises * Staff recruitment, training & development. * Running shifts, assisting & guiding staff through strong leadership. * Plan rotas that will ensure high service levels are maintained whilst controlling costs. * Attention to licensing objectives * Delivering set professional operational standards to ensure consistency for customer experiences, and ensure standards are met by all team members * Helping to build a reputation of top level of service in the business * Having a confidence in the venue through product and service * Clear and consistent communication with staff and customers - provide up to date information to all staff through management of notice boards, recorded meetings and briefings * Following the agreed opening procedure and set –up * Managing the atmosphere within in the venue via use of lights heating music fires etc. * Undertaking appropriate external checks * Staff duty allocation and Pre shift briefings * Maximising turnover potential during the shift * Good attention to customer care * Security of staff and premises, risk management * Shift handover communications * Overseeing the close down procedures * The management of the staff section of the website. * Carrying out regular risk assessments in compliance with police and other relevant authorities’ requirements; * Ensuring the Venue is cleaned and maintained to a high standard; * Stock control, including ordering, delivery checks, line checks and wastage; * Dealing with deliveries and reporting loss or damages;


Artist Liaison


Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Motion Nightclub – Artist Liaison/bar supervisor/marketing assistant October 2015 – January 2016 • Helping with the IN:MOTION series Liaison. • Working throughout the venue working on various operations within the night-club to include door/bar. Reference : Rag Satguru.(GRADE MANAGEMENT, IN:MOTION DIRECTOR)


Various Positions


Jun 2015 - May 2016
  • Freelance
  • FOUND/Wonderstaff - Variety of positions held: June 2015 - Present • GSS Warehouse • Bethnal Green Street Party • Regression Sessions • Various nightclubs within London e.g Dance tunnel, Village Underground.


Floor Manager


May 2012 - May 2015
  • Full Time
  • XOYO Nightclub – Floor manager/ Artist liaison September 2012 – May 2015 * Serving customers/VIPs needs on the floor/liaison, arrangement of aesthetic additions to the nightclub, ordering stock/taking stock and delivery, recruiting & training of Bar Backs, Supervising staff, Delegation of work load. * Assisting other managers such as Promotions and operations Reference : Andy Peyton (COLUMBO GROUP, DIRECTOR)



Event Management

University of gre

Sep 2011 - May 2015
  • BA Honours in Events Management 2nd degree Year 3 Modules Enterprise in Events, Contemporary Issues in Events Management Year 3 Final Project Delivery and Production of Events involved coordinating and executing our own event. Mine was a ; Educational Conservation Event at Chessington World of Adventures for 180 Primary School Children for which I achieved a 1st grade. “Dissertation “Understanding Residential Attitudes surrounding music venues. Social impacts/Event impacts. Year 2 Modules Planning Events, Events Project Management, Personal and Professional Development 2: Employability and the Events Sector, Corporate Events and Research Tools Year 1 Modules Event Planning for Health, Safety and Risk, Conferences, Meetings and Exhibitions, Marketing Principles and Planning, PR: From Concepts to Practice, Event Design and Personal and Professional Development 1: Skills for Event Management