Katie Poundall

Events Organiser

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Katie’s expertise in project and event management derives from her ten years experience in the hospitality sector. With over half of this dedicated to the luxury market, Katie has an acute understanding of the demands of VIP clients and how to plan and execute a seamless, professional event. Key skills include leadership, training, organisation, negotiation, budgeting, operation management and communications. Katie thrives on the demands of managing people and projects, and applies herself with dedication to each and every project, working tirelessly to achieve the perfect event for her clients. In addition to her professional life, Katie is focused on developing both her educational and business acumen. She is currently in her last year of a six-year Open University course, reading for a degree in Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons). The last two modules, which should be unrelated to the degree subject, will cover finance and entrepreneurial opportunities. Katie enjoys the opportunities that learning and extra-curricular study have to offer. As such, she has embraced the opportunity to undertake courses in music, journalism and interior design. Katie intends to apply her portfolio of skills to her next venture - executing corporate and social engagements, and delivering events training, as a freelance events consultant. Find out more at www.katiepoundall.com.

Skills

 

  • Party Planning
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Training Development
  • Event Management
  • Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Sponsor and Exhibition Managment
  • Admin
  • Negotiation
  • Proofing
  • Budgeting Forecasting
  • Private Occasions
  • Writing Communication
  • Operational Management

Work history

2015

Founder

Katie Poundall Events Consultancy and Training

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Katie has personally managed an extensive range of B2B and B2C events, from press conferences to seminars, gala dinners to hospitality lounges, sponsorships to product launches. Having recently taken the leap to become a freelancer, Katie is keen to apply her knowledge and skills to new challenges, and welcomes all jobs big and small. Able to work remotely or at a location to suit you, Katie's experience will ensure your event runs without a hitch - and without breaking the bank. Katie also offers training in all aspects of events, from budgeting to defining the event concept, to sponsorship management and venue sourcing. This is particularly useful for those who want to promote their own business, or for office managers and PAs who may lack the events experience required of them. Through positive learner engagement and aligning material with your business, she can administer training that will instil company standards and operational knowledge in you or your staff, to produce effective business results. For more information, please visit www.katiepoundall.com.

2015

Events Director

Superyacht Events

Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
  • Leading a team of project, programme and account managers to deliver internal and bespoke client events. Securing new clientele through the production and development of event concepts and proposals. Overseeing events for over 500 delegates, and analysing results in order to grow the business. Working with the Commercial Director to produce and monitor effective sales strategies and budgets. Liaising with other heads of department on company-wide decisions and initiatives. Sourcing, recruiting and training new team members. Holding appraisals and generating performance targets for existing team members.

2010

Reception Manager

Harte Garter Hotel

Sep 2007 - Feb 2010
  • Managing a team of ten staff, to ensure the successful running of the front desk at a luxury 4* hotel. As well being in a customer-facing role, managerial duties included recruitment, team rotas, appraisals, incentives and complaints. In the absence of the Operations Manager, responsibilities included duty manager shifts and overseeing the running of each department. I also devised and implemented a training programme for all departments, including senior management, after I was awarded ‘Receptionist of the Year’ in a nationwide training scheme run by Folio Hotels.

Education

2015

Criminology Psychology BSc (hons

The Open University

Aug 2010 - May 2015
  • 5 years of Criminology & Psychology modules complete, average grade distinction. Final year in Finance and Entrepreneurial Opportunities.

Awards

2013

Beginners DJ Course

  • Completed at SUBBASS Academy of Electronic Music

2009

Receptionist of the Year

  • Awarded after completing a company-wide training programme whilst working at luxury hotel Harte & Garter.

2009

Certificate in Journalism

  • Studying An Introduction to Journalism' at the London School of Journalism. Grade A - A*

2008

National Vocational Qualification in Front of House Level 2

  • Complete with City & Guilds

2008

Front Office Apprenticeship

  • Completed with VT Training

2007

British Display Society Interior Design & Styling Level 1

  • Studied at East Berkshire College. Awarded credit