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Relentlessly motivated, goal oriented, adaptable and organised team player. Instinctive planning & sales skills and ability to communicate with range of stakeholders. Currently seeking a full time events position - creative agency preferred but open minded to all opportunities! SKILLS - Enthusiastic, highly organised, results driven individual - Experienced in working a variety of events from ?cradle to grave? with a wide range of clients (both individual and corporate, internal and external) - Targeted sales results proven - Capable leader and manager of freelance event staff and volunteers - Proven marketing, financial and office management skills - Excellent communication and sales skills - Adaptable and conscientious of costs from working to stringent budget lines - Proficient in using Microsoft and Apple packages, as well as Priava and Artifax diary and CRM software
- Combined event daytime sales and operational role - All aspects of Event Management - planning, organisation and delivery of private and corporate events and exhibitions, including large-scale external marquee events in the Edmond J. Safra Courtyard - Sectors include fashion, financial, energy, retail, luxury, IT, education, media and entertainment with budgets from £10,000 to £1 million - Clients include Ferrari, Apple, Coca Cola, LinkedIn, BAFTA and Jean Paul Gaultier - Wide variety of events - drinks receptions, conferences, press days and PR launches, art exhibitions and film/TV productions - Achieved annual sales target of £100,000 in just 3 months - Excellent working relationship with a variety of recommended suppliers in London, covering catering, production, floristry and entertainment industries - Attended networking events resulting in new business and partnerships - Responsible for booking and briefing staff - including freelance operations managers, hostesses and security staff - Working alongside Somerset House Trust departments to launch internal art exhibitions
- Account management, from initial enquiry through to venue-side coordination and event delivery - Project managing a wide-range of events in a challenging environment - a public theatre engaging in capital development work - Coordinating many events simultaneously - responsible for over 40% of all events in a team of 5 - Top seller of team, contributing to increased occupancy and client average spend - Responsible for management of events team office, including upkeep of filing systems, payment monitoring and business forecasting - Application and management of Artifax booking system - Reduced complaints by coordinating event day delivery - Assisted in raising profile of venue through networking events - Implemented new administration systems, providing crucial marketing data and statistics – including enquiry and lost lead data capture, indicating seasonality and conversion rate - Provide support with event staffing and write copy for marketing
- Part time freelance role for large event agency - Working with caterers including Table Talk, Dish, Payne & Gunter and SMART, in venues such as the Roundhouse, Barbican, RIBA, Saatchi Gallery - A number of high profile events including the Virgin Marathon, Disney 'Tangled' UK Launch at Kensington Palace, the annual NFL game at Wembley, and the AIM awards at Old Billingsgate
- Fielding enquiries, processing contracts and invoices, managing smaller events - Improved enquiry response rate to 90% the same day it is made (previously 2-3 working days) - Implemented addition of event day delivery improving client satisfaction and retention - Supported senior management in events team restructure and planning strategy to be more commercially effective - Promoted within 6 months
Distinction award in Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Event Management Modules studied: - Accountancy - Marketing - Business & HR - Event Planning Theory & Practical - Arts & Fundraising
Merit award in ABC Diploma in Art & Design Studies Modules include: - Life Drawing - Ceramics - Graphic Design - Textiles - Painting - Print media - Photography
English Literature - A Photography - A Fine Art - A
English Language - A English Literature - A* Chemistry & Physics - A Biology - A Maths - B French - A History - A Geography - A* Fine Art - A* Graphic Design - A* Religious Studies - A*
H&S training in managing safely within events, accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Eight interactive modules included:: - Introducing managing safely - Assessing risks - Controlling risks - Understanding your responsibilities - Identifying hazards - Investigating accidents and incidents - Measuring performance - Protecting our environment http://www.iosh.co.uk/
Ouch certificate in basic first aid at work http://www.ouchtraining.co.uk/
Food health and safety Level 2 certificate, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Learning outcomes: - Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved - Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling) - Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers http://www.cieh.org/
Awarded a bursary towards the top-up year for highest marks in the class