I have extensive management experience in strategic buying of print and design including specific responsibility for reporting. A strong leader and effective decision maker with a proven track record of negotiation of projects. I particularly enjoy preparing contracts for print and design, including nurturing relationships with suppliers and others with the ability to create, develop and manage new projects to a successful outcome. The challenges of event organising is another passion. A natural some would say from the age of 12 years I organised my own designed sports day for my neighbours, run and organised many events for several establishments since.. As a Member of a Livery Company I was able to take my expertise to another level in both organising and the design and print production experience I have at many high profile and exclusive events and projects. I have judged print and design for Magazines and Paper Companies and have also been accredited with my experience by presenting at Olympia and other events in the UK.
Project managed and coordinated the design, digital print and fund raising of a FLOAT for The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers participation in the Lord Mayor Show November 2014. Training of 48 walkers aging from 7 to 65 years over 3 rehearsals. Length of commitment 1 year. Management of sponsors include 5 designers and two printers. Working on a Zero budget raised funds of £8K to cover costs. All suppliers sponsored the event to a value of £20K. Successfully led and organised over 56 in-house and external Events for the members of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspapers Makers. Organised the ticket priced entry and raffles to raise money for the Livery Committee, included 3 exhibition productions and several music entertainment and the design and print production of 3 programmes. Instigated the picture research, design and print production of a 54pp picture book which was presented to the Queen. Produced the design and printing of over 25 different leaflets, place named cards, menus, popup stands and programmes. Produced 2 print production workshops for students in August and October 2015.
Print production including prepress of 600 guidebooks, ranging from 24pp to 52pp, quantities from 10K to 120K over a 12 year period, to the value of over £7m. Print Management of 52 leaflet campaign, ranging of 2pp to 24pp DL, quantities from 10K to 300K, value of £500K. Project Management of two major training programmes, for print buying and colour management. Training over 180 staff during a 6 week period. Led the procurement change for buying print, including contracts, endorsements, training and presentations to 9 regional offices.
A 4 year part time Degree in Print Production and media management
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