David Dennis

Freelancer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Brought up in South Africa & then England, I received a class education at several good schools in the UK & France. I possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills and am bright,well mannered and very switched on. I have travelled extensively & lived abroad for many years, initially in South Africa, the UK, France, Germany & Spain, but also in Japan, Russia and the States to a lesser extent. I was an' event facilitator' for many years in the rave/dance scene involved with various sound systems & clubs all over the world - specialising in house, trance & techno electronic music genres especially in London, Germany & Ibiza . Over a twenty year plus period this has involved, in various capacities, planning & organising parties and events involving DJ's, equipment, logistics, venues & locations Lots of problem solving, multitasking & ego management involved ! Latterly I was more involved in the networking, marketing & advertising of 'events' - both online & off using various media platforms. Having 'retired' from the music scene I'm feeling that urge to settle down & commit myself to a customer orientated 'enterprise' either here in the UK (preferably in or around London) or in France as I speak French. I previously worked in advertising, sales & marketing and have reconnected in this direction on a freelance basis - mainly involving SMM. I'm also involved with a pair of independent coffee shops in central London with the future intention of perhaps owning my own place where I can apply the above knowledge & skill sets to create a stand out environment involving quality products, staff,service, merchandise & music. This is what I'm working towards although its tough going funding wise - but I'm learning a lot ! My main attributes - communication & management skills no doubt - I'm fascinated by human behaviour, including my own ! In my spare time I'm an avid reader & enjoy music, writing, travelling & playing backgammon both here and abroad.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Presenting
  • Client Services
  • Creative
  • Management
  • Market Research
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Relationship Management
  • Customer Service

Work history

Currently

Multitasker

Freelance/contract Marketing Work

Sep 2011
  • Involved with marketing and advertising projects, research, focus groups, brand awareness, apps.

2012

Co-owner of Both

HTT Synergy Sound Systems

Jan 1992 - Dec 2012
  • Event facilitator' for many years in the rave/dance scene involved with both HTT and Synergy sound systems I co-owned and ran in locations, festivals and clubs all over the world - specialising in house, trance & techno electronic music genres especially in London, Germany & Ibiza . Over a twenty year plus period this involved, in various capacities, planning & organising parties and events involving DJ's, equipment, logistics, venues & locations Lots of problem solving, multitasking & ego management involved !

1990

SSLC

Royal Marines Commando Training Centre Lympestone, Devon

Jan 1988 - Mar 1990
  • Training completed. 45 Commando, Arbroath, Scotland. Injuries forced me into a shore discharge early 1991

Education

1987

Baccalaureate B Economie

LYCEE Clos Maire, Beaune, France

Jan 1985 - Jan 1987

    1985

    O Levels

    Portsmouth Grammar School

    Jan 1979 - Jan 1985
    • 10 '0' levels All sports teams - athletics and rugby for Hants county