Hester Hettinga

Event Producer

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About me

I am a successful and talented Senior Consultant with extensive experience in event production, marketing and PR, including brand (re) positioning. I have a proven track record in delivering prestigious events and campaigns in the UK and internationally. I have a strong analytical capacity and budget responsibility, work well under pressure and achieve clients' deadlines. I am able to see the bigger picture as well as following through on the minutest details, producing successful aspirational work. For the past 10 years I have worked as a freelance Senior Event Producer for BMX, snowboard and skateboard events with and on behalf of high-profile clients such as Nike, Motorola, HTC, Sprite (Coca Cola), Factory Media, Prime&Fire, Burton Snowboards and Selfridges. Key responsibilities include: •Forecast and manage global and local event budgets •Write and manage time lines, workflow and task lists •Go-to/trouble-shooter person for client (and all corporate departments), production crew, global athletes’ team managers, PR agencies, designers, architects and site build contractors •Hire, train and manage on-site event staff/build crew/catering/security •Handle documentation such as insurances, health and safety, risk assessments, first aid certificates, DBS (CRB) checks, emergency procedures, disclaimers and event/parks rules and regulations and liaise with legal departments •European tour logistics (international travel, accommodation and all necessary legal requirements) •Write post event-debriefs and reports •Compile creative needs list and brief graphic designers •Work across complex/multi organisation structures •Liaise with PR departments; create background info, Q&A, copy, visuals and direct requests

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Skills

  • Events
  • Live Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Event Logistics
  • Time Management Multi-tasking
  • Event Management Documents
  • Creative Events
  • Events Coordination
  • Event Director
  • Staff Management and Training
  • Event Build and Production
  • Ability to Convert Brief INTO Design and Incorporate Client
  • Ability to Communicate with Both Teammates and Clients
  • Advertising Events Marketing PR Communications
  • Big Budget Events
  • Budget Timeframe Management
  • Budget Negotiation
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Planning

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    Work history

    Currently

    Senior Event Producer & Production Director

    Freelance

    Feb 2003
    • London, UK
    • Freelance
    • Go-to person for production crew, client, media and team managers, build and de-rig challenging event spaces and locations, project budget management, staff management, health&safety, risk assessment, global travel logistics, understanding of freesports culture

    Currently

    Event Producer

    Freelance

    Jan 2003
    • London, UK
    • Freelance
    • Senior Event Producer (Freelance)

    2002

    European Marketing & PR Director

    Turnover International

    Feb 2001 - Dec 2002
    • Full Time
    • European Marketing and PR Director

    2001

    UK Marketing & European PR Director

    Levi Straus and Company

    Feb 1998 - Feb 2001
    • London, UK
    • Full Time
    • Marketing Manager UK and Ireland PR Director Europe (Dockers, EFL by Massiomo Osti and K-1)

    1997

    European Marketing & PR Manager

    Pepe Jeans Ltd

    Jan 1992 - Feb 1997
    • London, UK
    • Full Time
    • European PR Manager 1994-1997 based in London Marketing and PR Manager Benelux 1992-1994 based in Amsterdam