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I am a highly-motivated and results orientated manager within the events sector, I have a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of organisation and service to a broad range of clients and guests, including VIPs and high-profile individuals. This current job has enabled me to develop specific events coordination experience, but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paces sector. The opportunity has also allowed me to manage my own workload, take responsibility for personal and team targets and develop and maintain successful working relationships with both internal and external staff. With over five years experience in the events industry, I am very keen to further my development and expertise. My passion for food and drink, interest in marketing, design and customer interaction, business ideas and organisation skills all fuel my desire to choose the hospitality industry as a career.
• Internal promotion from event executive to events manager within 14 months of employment • Responsible for the overall development and management of assigned events from a logistical perspective; Ministry of Defence Industry dinners of up to 200 attendees, Industry conferences on topics such as healthcare, finance & technology for up to 400 delegates, drinks receptions and seminars. • Produce conference agendas and timing schedules closely with programme teams • Sourcing external speakers for keynote speeches and panel discussions • Source and confirm venues across London and regional areas • Responsible for sourcing sponsorship for event revenue, sums upward from £5k to £20k • Deliver a marketing plan for each event, including mailers, social media and website administration with key deadlines, closely with marketing team • External supplier bookings, including AV management, videographers, photographers, caterers and external designers and printers • Membership & client liaison (delegate management) • Support the events team on a range of events across the year – on average 30 events per year across a team of 3
• Part time employment during university final year. • Headhunted from placement position to assist in launching new events catering company. • Designing menus, creative writing, logo creation and photography selection all for a new website as well as launching marketing campaign to source potential new customers. • Responsible for sourcing new venues, delivering and organising tastings and client meetings, office administration.
• Waitressing lunch and evening shifts for a well established award-winning restaurant. Priding itself on producing excellent customer service. • Fully qualified to run and manage bar, producing cocktails, coffees and extensive wine knowledge.
• A very detailed year working full time in an office environment and additional hours working events. • Planning large corporate events, private parties and weddings. Provided many important responsibilities including managing and supervise events on site, abiding to spending targets and stock control. • Lead important planning discussions with clients including tastings and on site meetings. • Worked on a very close level with chefs and various suppliers. • High level of bar and waitressing skills. • Deliver with a team, high profile events and venues including Royal Windsor Horse Trails, OXO Tower, Blenheim Game Fair & Horse Trails, BMW car launch, Oxford Bodleian Library and many stately homes across UK.
International Hospitality Management – BSc Honours Degree Awarded 2:1 Modules Include – Leadership & professional development., Foundations of Marketing., Entrepreneurship & creativity.
During Internship at The Concerto Group - Touch of Taste outside catering and event planning. Oxfordshire, England.