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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
- 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
- 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
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