Jess Fleming

Jess Fleming

EA & WPP Unilever Team ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jess Fleming

Jess Fleming

EA & WPP Unilever Team ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Jess has over 14 years' experience as an Executive / Personal Assistant in both Celebrity & UHNWI Private Offices & Households, and International Corps in a range of industries, from the BBC News, to music, television, luxury travel with Belmond, musical theatre & productions as Private PA to Lord & Lady Lloyd Webber in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Private Office, and Private PA to and in Simon Cowell's Private Office. Jess joined WPP in January 2018 as EA to Peter Dart, former Global Client Lead (GCL), WPP Unilever Team from 2003-2019 based out of WPP’s Corp HQ. In this time Jess evolved the role of the global WPP Unilever Team Manager, supporting the GCL and the account’s central leadership, whilst liaising with all global Agency & Regional Leads across 20+ countries worldwide, and the local markets and teams. As of January 2020, Toby Hoare became the account GCL, and Jess became his EA in February 2020. She has helped create WPP Unite!, WPP’s soon to be Global LGBTQ+ ERG alongside David Adamson & James Cunningham, and is a member of the WPP Unite! UK Committee. Feminist, WPP Roots ally, BLM & BIPOC ally, tech enthusiast, and Mental Health advocate & ally. She also has over 8 years of experience in running the promotions & social media side of a live music & spoken word events company, OneTaste, with weekly & monthly events, one off sell-out events at London’s KOKO & Jazz Cafe, 3 Festival Tours, and 8 stand-alone OneTaste Festivals, with talented artists such as Newton Faulkner, Portico, Bridgette Amofah, Nick Mulvey, Kae Tempest, Jamie Woon, Little Dragon, Fiona Bevan, Laura Dockrill, Musa Okwonga, Jono McCleery, Foy Vance, ESKA, and so many more. She devours books when she gets a few minutes of calm, and loves to travel throughout the UK and internationally; loves a good road trip! Incredible researching skills & laser-beam eyeballs for proof-reading. Great sense of humour, loyal, team player, big picture thinker with strategic skills to bring together big / small projects, compassionate, empathetic, supportive, and that 'can do' attitude everyone demands. 1st Class w/ Honours, BA degrees in Media Studies, and Print Journalism, from University of Westminster (2003 - 2006). Finalist (Top 6) in the Executive PA Magazine's 'PA of the Year Award 2014', and previously shortlisted (Top 20) for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award in 2012 and also 2013. Board Member of the Association of Celebrity Assistants (ACA-UK) from September 2014 - June 2019 (Social Media) & more recently as Membership Liaison from April 2021 - current.
Projects credited in
  • AKQA - ELTON JOHN FOUNDATION - MSOOMAN
    AKQA - ELTON JOHN FOUNDATION - MSOOMANUsing insights on male grooming culture, research in both the language and culture in kenya, we coupled together a brand, a way of life, MSOOMAN. (translated: BOSSMAN).
Work history
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    Operations & Logistics - WPP Unite!WPP
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    WPP’s LGBTQIA+ Network. LGBTQIA+ ally, supporting, and championing the community for more inclusive workplaces, and inclusive creative work across WPP for our colleagues, but also our clients.
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    EA to Toby HoareWPP
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    EA to Toby Hoare, Global Client Lead, WPP Unilever Team
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Skills
  • Marketing PR
  • Administration
  • Customer Support
  • Event Planner
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Executive Assistant
  • Diary and Travel Management
  • Time Management Multi-tasking Efficient in Details
  • Social Networking
  • Travel Management
  • Social Media Marketing PR
  • Team Building
  • Team Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Business Operations
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
Education
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    University of Westminster logo
    BA(Hons) , Media Studies and Print JournalismUniversity of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
    Double 1st Class Degree with Honours, covering practical and theoretical areas of all Media and specifically Print Media. Activities and Societies: Westminster Voices Choir
    Christ's Hospital School logo
    Christ's Hospital School logo
    11 GCSEs, 4 AS levels, 3 A2 levelsChrist's Hospital School
     - Horsham, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Finalist: Executive PA Magazine 'PA of the Year' Award 2014Executive PA Magazine
    Finalist (Top 6) for the Executive PA Magazine PA of the Year Award 2014.
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    Nominee: Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2013Executive PA Magazine / Hays
    Shortlisted in the Top 20, for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2013.
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