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Hannah Francois

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About me

Events Management Graduate with excellent all-round experience of event development, operations and marketing. Self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive can-do attitude and proven ability to ensure the smooth running of each event hosted. Experienced in end-to-end management of events, hosting annual conferences, and booking venues for financial clients. Ability to keep a level head at all times and considers no job impossible to execute. Looking for a career advancement opportunity with a company that will challenge my problem solving skills and allow me to further develop my potential.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Creative
  • Marketing
  • Budegt Management
  • Corporate Events
  • Event Administration
  • Live Event

Work history

Currently

Event Coordinatior

Grassroots

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for handling inquiries both in the UK and internationally, to source the right venues to clients to make their meetings and events extra special and memorable. Key responsibilities include: - Strategic sourcing of venues - from inquiry; through research; to client management - Financial management to ensure client added value - Building relationship with clients and suppliers - Keeping up to date with Industry knowledge to provide expert insight

2016

Events Delegate Relationship Executive

Closerstill Media

May 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Throughout the summer, I worked full time with Closerstill media - a corporate media events company who recruited me to manage and oversee their delegates and book them in for their events. Clear communication was needed with the sales and marketing teams to publicise and promote the event, to make sure all information was confidential, and correct. Whilst being extremely organised and performing key account management actions. I was part of the organisation of both large scale exhibitions - HealthPlusCare and Best Practice in Nursing to prepare delegate packs and also helped with the smooth running of the event during and post event. This role taught me how to remain calm under pressure within a fast paced corporate environment.

2014

Sales Executive

Works Store

Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
  • Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for welcoming customers to the store , talking to them, helping them generally and making their shopping trip memorable. Also supporting the store in meeting its sales targets by recommending alternative products. - Keeping the store clean and presentable - Showing an interest in every customers needs - Resolving customer complaints - Helping with all areas of security and stock management

2016

Events Assistant

Xtreme Vortex

Jun 2012 - Apr 2016
  • Freelance
  • In 2012, I was placed as an intern for Xtreme Vortex, it has progressed into me working for them casually over the past 4 years. I have worked both within the office and out on events where I have performed tasks such as: - Liaising with customers to find out their exact venue requirements; produce time sheets, supplier contracts, staffing and budgets. - Research venues, suppliers and contractors, and then negotiate prices and hire. - Manage and coordinate suppliers and all event logistics, venue, staffing, catering, and travel. - Obtain raffle prizes, and developing relationships with suppliers in the local community. - Promote and attract the brand at International Confex and Marketing Week Live, to drive sales. - Handle client queries and troubleshoot on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly. - Oversee the dismantling and removal of the event and clear the venue efficiently.

Education

2017

(honors) in Event Management

University of Greenwich

Sep 2014 - May 2017
  • Obtained a 1st Class Hons Degree.