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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Production Co-ordinator - Event Coordinator

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About me

I am an experienced event professional with a track record of achieving positive results through consistent communication and promoting a productive working environment. My approach is pragmatic, organised and I’m a collaborative manager, supportive and responsive. Key strengths include: Solution focused, resolving issues and completing tasks efficiently. Calm demeanour and under pressure instilling confidence in clients and colleagues.

Skills

  • Live Event Coordination
  • Event Promotion
  • Music Events
  • Festival Production
  • Project Managing
  • Managing People
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Event Production
  • Event Planning
  • Tour Management

Work history

Currently

Production Coordinator

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 2017
  • Pilton, Shepton Mallet BA4, UK
  • Freelance
  • • Managing the technical and events teams to coordinator the build of the venue. • Liaising with area managers to ensure all criteria is met by my team of staff, performers and guests. • Working closely with event programmers and creative teams to ensure achievable schedules and resources within budgets, and safe smooth delivery of the event. • Ensure crowd control and guest safety at all times. • Preparing areas prior to operation and maintain working areas for staff. • Responsible for ensuring the Health and Safety requirements of the festival are met by the venue. • Radio communications and relaying key information to staff. • Managing up to 20 staff and over 100 performers across the weekend. • Ensuring crew are working to the BECTU code of conduct and communicating any relevant updates.

Currently

Creative Manager

Illusive Festival

Aug 2014
  • Corby, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Creation, design and implementation of bespoke games and crowd interactions across the entire festival for 5000 guests. • Management of up to 30 staff and performers, ensuring all materials and props are sourced on time and within budget. • Creating shift rotas and patterns for all staff. • Performing and compering in games and crowd interactions.

Currently

Production Manager

Boomtown Fair

Aug 2011
  • Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Concept development, design, and delivery of up to 500 capacity venue. • Budget creation, management and implementation. • Venue design, building, pre-production, procurement and onsite production and assembly. • Creating bespoke stage productions and lighting design concepts with technical team. • Venue management and liaison with festival area coordinators. • Management of up to 70 staff and performers. • Producing and delivering H&S, Risk Assessment and Method Statements for the venue to the festival organisers. • Producing, programming and performing in bespoke game shows based on interactive games with 3 shows per day of up to 200 guest audiences

Currently

May 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Fancy dress themed events and live music company. I successfully created this new brand from inception to regularly hosting for 1000 guests within 2 years showcasing in a number of clubs around London and the South, Including Hidden, Vauxhall, The Colosseum, Vauxhall, Brixton Jamm, Brixton, The Electrowerkz, Islington and various clubs around Brighton & Bristol such as the Komedia, Concorde 2 and Lakota respectively. • Brand conception and design. • Set concept design, build and management of all production aspects • Artist booking and liaison with artist management, booking hotels. • Risk assessments, method statements and management of venue in high-risk environment. • Effective liaison with club management, suppliers and guests • Design, procurement and promotion of all physical media. • Website building, content generation and all social media management & scheduling. • Managing of up to 120 staff and and performers on any given event. • Equipment research, procurement, hire and maintenance. • Budget creation and implementation. • FOH management, Ticketing and post event sales analysis • Direction of Photography & filming.

2015

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator

Theatre Royal Windsor

Nov 2014 - May 2015
  • Windsor, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Develop and implement marketing and PR campaigns, research, creation and implementing a full marketing strategy for the entire year within budget, generation of content marketing, paid media, e-communications, digital marketing, social media, analysing ticket sales reports, demonstrating ROI against all activities, key findings and recommendations, producing comprehensive campaign reports, manage season brochures, establish and maintain successful relationships with media agencies and partners, Oversea box office operation, promote customer service, develop, manage and maintain website as required, create and implement all social media content, scheduling and providing a predictable growth chart for expansion.

2016

Production Manager

The Artful Badger

May 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A creative production company specialising in building immersive experiences through the mediums of dance and theatre performances. • Pre-production planning for all London events • Promotion, social media scheduling, content creation and maintaining branding across all forms of social networking whilst communicating the storyline effectively to grow and develop new followers. • Venue management at Secret Garden Party & Wilderness festival events for up to a 5000 capacity venue. • Club management of various sizes from 600 – 2200 capacities. • Operations management including crewing of up to 200, scheduling all work, transportation and food. • Implementing the production criteria set by the festival including concept, performance and building. • Research, Budgeting and procurement of all materials.

2016

Project Manager

Rock-It Cargo

Jul 2012 - Nov 2016
  • Longford TW6, UK
  • Full Time
  • Rock-It Cargo and Global Motion Ltd: International Tour Project Coordinator (July 2012 – November 2016) Project management of total freight solutions covering air, sea and courier freight for bands internationally, music tour coordination, booking flights, proposal and quote creation, recording current rates and services for each project, project scheduling and control, budget management, client liaison, effective communications to both clients and management. Top clients incl. Coldplay, Chemical Bros, Editors & Etihad Airways.

2013

Co-founder

Elysian Project

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Immersive multi themed live music events company – within 1 year I had successfully grown Elysian from initial concept to selling to maximum capacity of 1200 and also hosting the only outdoor NYE festival event within the M25 in Cockfosters, North London. • Brand conception and design, incl. Logo. • Set concept design, build and management of all production aspects • Artist booking and liaison with artist management, booking hotels. • Risk assessments, method statements and management of venue in high-risk environment. • Effective liaison with club management, suppliers and guests • Design, procurement and promotion of all physical media. • Website content generation and all social media management & scheduling.