Kate Hills

Freelance Project Manager / Administrator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I’m a confident and knowledgeable freelance Project/Business & Operations manager – a safe pair of hands - with a broad range of experience gained over 20 years of working within the entertainment industry and corporate management sectors. I work well with clients, suppliers and fellow team members, to ensure faultless results on all projects across a range of industries. -Process driven with excellent organisational skills -Creative thinker and researcher -Experience in managing multiple projects and teams simultaneously -Competency and calmness under pressure -Professional confidence that puts a client at ease, and ability to talk their language and understand their industry -Excellent communication skills, both with negotiations and conflict resolution -Strong strategic, financial, logistics and planning skills -Proven record in business and account management -Possess lots of energy, a positive attitude and a bold personality Key Skills Business Operations - Project Management - Artist management – Studio Management – Business Development and Strategy - Event Production – Account Management – Client management – Team Management – Budgets – Contracts – Supplier sourcing

Skills

 

  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Event Organisation

Work history

Currently

Project Manager

Innovation Arts

Jun 2012
  • Studio and project manager for Think & Visualise Division of Innovation Arts. Business Operations - Project Management - Artist management – Studio Management – Business Development and Strategy - Event Production – Account Management – Client management – Team Management – Budgets – Contracts – Supplier sourcing

2016

Company Director

Glude Media Limited

Jan 2008 - Mar 2016
  • Company Director. Business Manager Company accounting Studio Manager

2016

Account Manager

Moving Walls Ltd

May 2012 - Mar 2016
  • Logistics-bookings-client liaison-business manager

2008

Researcher

Vashca Ltd

Jan 2001 - Dec 2008
  • During these 7 years I carried out research for independent production company, Vashca, on various productions for Channel 5 & Bravo including Robbie Williams’ Secrets and The Towers of London.

2008

Licensing & Merchandising Exec

19 Entertainment

Jan 2007 - Jun 2008
  • Managed the sponsor & licensee relationships of the American Idol Live Tour and created & produced merchandise for the tour. Involved with the launches of Victoria Beckham’s ‘dVb’ style guide, campaign for Claudia Schiffer, the charity event Peace One Day, & brand partnerships for 19’s clients

2006

Artist Manager

19 Entertainment/brililant 19

Jan 2002 - Jan 2006
  • Full involvement with launching the careers of artists Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Darius & Tyler James from discovery & early development stages, to single & album releases and worldwide touring, videos, styling, pr, press & marketing. I was also office manager for Brilliant 19.

2002

Executive Assistant, Artist Relations and Events Coordinator

Virgin Records

Mar 1997 - May 2002
  • During my 5 years at Virgin I worked in the directorate office. My role evolved from being PA to the Finance Director and assisting the President, to working with the Communications and Artist Relations directors on various artist based projects and events.

Education

1993

BA(Hons)

University Of Greenwich

Aug 1991 - May 1993
  • BA Honors in Politics & Philosophy