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Emelia Spofforth-Jones

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Commercial Account Manager - Sales and Marketing Manager


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About me

A dynamic events professional with eight years’ experience project managing venue hire sales & marketing strategies and delivering excellent events at world class venues and academic institutions. I am passionate about the arts and education and love thinking of new ways to breathe life back into unused spaces to contribute to their ongoing success in an increasingly competitive environment. I have strong account management experience and am well connected, key sectors include; film, arts, education, weddings and corporate. I am a pro-active all-rounder with excellent sales and operations and interpersonal skills and hands on supplier, venue and contractor management and procurement experience.

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  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Festival
  • Music Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Venue Management
  • Event Sales

Work history


Private Hire Manager

everyman cinemas

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I head up the Venue Sales & Marketing for Everyman cinemas, a rapidly growing independent cinema company with 21 Venues across the UK and with a further 6 venues opening over the next 3 years. I am in charge of developing the Venue Hire Sales & Marketing strategy in line with the overall business plan, understanding the marketplace and identifying opportunities for future growth across both our maturing and new sites. I plan all of our commercial hire marketing collateral including print, online, electronic media aswell as working with our food beverage team to increase profitability of our events in house. I manage and review the forthcoming years' commercial events business and new business appraisal processes to include procurement tenders for new event opportunities and lead on new business development across London and the UK.


Event Manager

The Roundhouse

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Full Time
  • Managed the delivery of all commercial hire event bookings, notable Events included BMW Group Future Exhibition, Classic Rock Awards, Halo games launch and the Wella TVA fashion awards. Line Managed the Events Co-ordinator and all temporary staff ensuring continual development. Project managed profile-raising campaign for corporate hire activity and cross departmental marketing campaigns.


Commercial Event Manager

The Roundhouse

Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
  • Full Time
  • Developed and implemented new income strategies, pricing structures, H&S policies, business opportunities and marketing material to maximise all potential revenue streams for the launch of the 2015 Venue Hire offer at the National Gallery. Negotiated terms with internal departments and a wide range of stakeholders including: external contractors, individual supporters, corporate clients and colleagues to ensure the private hire could be launched in line with Gallery's Private Hire Events Terms and Conditions. Project managed the supplier tender to incorporate new commercial hire needs. Worked with the Head of Corporate Sponsorship on developing good relations with all my Corporate Members and proactively assisting with up selling memberships and cultivating new members. Setting event budgets and preparing financial figures for analysis by heads of department.


Senior Wedding & Events Coordinator

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Personally managed the smooth sales and delivery of 150 Weddings & Events each year. Project managed new business ideas, including helping set up commercial filming under venue hire and working with onsite retail team to add new wedding favours merchandise to the website to increase weddings profitability across multiple teams. Project managed acquiring the Wedding license for new site, the Nash Conservatory. Successfully recruited, trained and managed a team of three Event Assistants ensuring continued development.



BA English Literature (single Honours

University of Exeter

Oct 2005 - Aug 2008



Personal Licence

APLH (BIIAB Level 2)

  • Award for Personal Licence Holders Course / APLH (BIIAB Level 2)