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Jess has over 10 years of experience as an Executive/Personal Assistant in both UHNWI Private Offices, Households and International Corporations in a range of industries, from the BBC News, to music, television, luxury travel, musical theatre and production companies, to her most recent role in Simon Cowell's Private Office within SYCO Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment UK. 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, where she helped find, nurture and support talented artists such as Newton Faulkner, Portico (Quartet), Nick Mulvey, Kate 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 more so internationally. Guru on social media, as well as the updating the odd website; with a very good knack of finding the unfindable information. Great sense of humour, loyal, compassionate and that 'can do' attitude everyone demands. 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. She is a Board Member of the Association of Celebrity Assistants in the UK (ACA-UK).
Personal Assistant / Secretary supporting The Lord & Lady Lloyd-Webber.
Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of Trains & Cruises at Belmond (formally Orient-Express), based in at the Worldwide HQ in London, covering 9 luxury trains and cruises: Afloat in France, British Pullman, Eastern & Oriental Express, Hiram Bingham, Orcaella, Northern Belle, Road To Mandalay, The Royal Scotsman & the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express.
Personal Assistant to the General Manager of UK Trains at Belmond (formally Orient-Express), based in at the Worldwide HQ in London, covering 3 luxury trains: British Pullman, Northern Belle & The Royal Scotsman. Promoted to PA to Managing Director - Trains & Cruises
PA to Chairman & Managing Director including and not limited to Office Management, Health & Safety Office, Fire Warden, Payroll Administration, Social Media Marketing. Made redundant as the company went into liquidation; started position at Belmond (formally Orient-Express) immediately.
Administrative Temping for RMS Recruitment Ltd – Various temp roles including Reception, Admin Assistant, PA and Team Assistant work. Left for MusFlashTV
Casual Researcher at BBC News – Working with Transport Correspondent and Senior Producer on a News Special Report regarding the implementation of road charging throughout the UK. Remained at BBC until December 2006 on a work experience placement in Home Affairs Department.
OneTaste, the renowned music and spoken word collective, made their name by helping launch some of the UK’s most amazing talent; Portico Quartet, Newton Faulkner, Little Dragon, Tawiah, Scroobius Pip, Jamie Woon, Polarbear, Bridgette Amofah, Fiona Bevan, Jono McCleery, Wallis Bird, Beth Rowley, Sound of Rum & Kate Tempest to name just a few, have all performed as part of OneTaste. With continuous sell out London events at the Jazz Café, KOKO, Camden Crawl, Favela Chic & The Bedford in Balham, their own annual London festival (7 years), three summer festival tours with an annual OneTaste Arena at Secret Garden Party Festival, this tight knit group of artists have fast become one of the UK’s most respected underground arts collectives! Left to concentrate on PA career.
Part-Time Administrative Manager whilst at University at Systeme Evolutif Ltd. Left to finish University degree.
Victoria Parade Eye Consultants, Melbourne, Australia – Private Practice with a mixture of six Eye Surgeons, Specialists and Consultants. Administrative Assistant whilst on Gap Year at Victoria Parade Eye Consultants, Melbourne. Left to return to the UK.
1st Class Degree with Honours, covering practical and theoretical areas of all Media and specifically Print Media. Activities and Societies: Westminster Voices Choir
Finalist (Top 6) for the Executive PA Magazine PA of the Year Award 2014.
Shortlisted in the Top 20, for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2013.
Shortlisted in the Top 20, for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2012.