Jess Fleming

Executive Assistant

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsOperations Manager - Personal Assistant - Administrator

About me

Jess has over 10 years of experience as an Executive / Personal Assistant in both Celebrity & UHNWI Private Offices, Private Households and International Corporations in a range of industries, from the BBC News, to music, television, luxury travel with Belmond, musical theatre and productions in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Private Office and most recently in Simon Cowell's Private Office within SYCO Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment UK. Jess has recently joined WPP and is currently EA & Team Manager to Peter Dart, Director of Team Unilever. 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).

Skills

  • Marketing PR
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Customer Support
  • Email Handling
  • Event Planner
  • Office Management
  • PA
  • 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

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Sony Music UK

    Sony Music UK

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    • Music
  • The Really Useful Group

    The Really Useful Group

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    • Performing Arts
  • BBC

    BBC

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    • TV
  • WPP

    WPP

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    • Marketing & PR

Work history

Currently

EA & Team Manager to Peter Dart, Director & WPP Global Client Leader - Team Unilever

WPP

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2017

Assistant to Head of Private Operations to Simon Cowell

Sony Music UK

Aug 2016 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2016

PA & Secretary to Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Really Useful Group

Nov 2012 - Apr 2016
  • Full Time
  • Personal Assistant / Secretary supporting The Lord & Lady Lloyd-Webber.

2012

PA to Managing Director Trains & Cruises

Belmond

Mar 2012 - Nov 2012
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2012

PA to General Manager, Director British Pullman and Northern Belle

Belmond

Mar 2008 - Feb 2012
  • Full Time
  • 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

2008

PA to Chairman & Managing Director

MusFlashTV

Feb 2007 - Mar 2008
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2007

Dec 2006 - Feb 2007
  • Freelance
  • Administrative Temping for RMS Recruitment Ltd – Various temp roles including Reception, Admin Assistant, PA and Team Assistant work. Left for MusFlashTV

2006

Casual Researcher

BBC

Oct 2006 - Dec 2006
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2012

PR, Marketing Manager and Senior Editor

OneTaste Arts Limited

Dec 2004 - Aug 2012
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2006

Administrative Manager

Systeme Evolutif Limited

Mar 2004 - Apr 2006
  • Full Time
  • Part-Time Administrative Manager whilst at University at Systeme Evolutif Ltd. Left to finish University degree.

2003

Administrative Assistant

Victoria Parade Eye Consultants

Feb 2003 - May 2003
  • Full Time
  • 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.

Education

2006

BA(Hons) , Media Studies and Print Journalism

University of Westminster

Sep 2003 - Jul 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1st Class Degree with Honours, covering practical and theoretical areas of all Media and specifically Print Media. Activities and Societies: Westminster Voices Choir

2002

11 GCSEs, 4 AS levels, 3 A2 levels

Christ's Hospital School

Sep 1995 - Jul 2002
  • Horsham, United Kingdom

Awards

2014

Finalist: Executive PA Magazine 'PA of the Year' Award 2014

Executive PA Magazine

  • Finalist (Top 6) for the Executive PA Magazine PA of the Year Award 2014.

2013

Nominee: Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2013

Executive PA Magazine / Hays

  • Shortlisted in the Top 20, for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2013.

2012

Nominee: Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2012

Executive PA Magazine / Hays

  • Shortlisted in the Top 20, for the Executive PA Magazine | Hays PA of the Year Award 2012.