Highly skilled, determined and passionate, with a big personality. I am resourceful, driven and have outstanding negotiation and communication skills. With an impeccable proven track record of consistently achieving and surpassing targets for over fifteen years, I have vast experience in sales, sponsorship, business development event production and event management. My contact list is extensive and solid and my clients span across all industries and include some of the biggest names in music, live events, luxury, fashion, beauty, fragrance, travel, media, technology, and finance. I'm well connected in the world of music and entertainment and have great relations with a variety of London event venues.
2009 - Present Lovebox Festival – Manager (VIP and Hospitality area) - Identified the need for and launched corporate hospitality area which turns a healthy profit year on year. - Devise and sell bespoke packages to clients such as: Calvin Klein (launched new cosmetics collection behind main stage) Google Net A Porter - Devise working budget for both the VIP and Hospitality area. - Work alongside Production to - decide on the look and feel of both areas - Programme the areas musically with a killer line up on each day - Negotiate all third party partnerships - Liaise with clients, suppliers, contractors, production, ticketing, bars, catering etc to - - Deliver the best possible area (from conception to completion) - Manage both hospitality and VIP area on show days
Mean Fiddler (MAMA GROUP) Special Events Manager (May 08 - Jan 12) Main Responsibilities included Increasing revenue/profit across all Mama Group venues for special events/corporate hires - Creating and establishing an impressive and extensive client database - Maintaining regular contact with clients to ensure long term working relationships and repeat business - Dealing with incoming enquiries for all of the Mama venues and securing new business by actively canvassing the market place - Identify and establishing new business partners, agents, agencies, companies etc - Negotiating high profit deals and delivering events from conception to completion inc management of all events on show day - Creating imaginative and innovative ways to generate business in quieter periods - Creating VIP packages for all Mama Festivals - Launching corporate hospitality area at Lovebox festival - Devising and selling all corporate hospitality packages - Creating annual forecasts and P&L for year ahead including competitor analysis - Overseeing all marketing responsibilities to increase company profile and corporate business