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Laura Mills

Undergraduate BA (Hons) Event Management Student

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBournemouth, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Coordinator - Graduate Event Management

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About me

I am a Bournemouth University graduate with a BA (Hons) Events Management degree. I am looking for a graduate opportunity within the events industry, however I am also open to looking with the sports industry, music and entertainment industry, and the fashion and beauty industry.

Skills

  • Logistics
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Team Leader
  • Communication
  • Musician
  • Event Management

Work history

Currently

Duty Manager

SUBU

Sep 2013
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I work for the Student Union Bournemouth University (SUBU) in a part-time capacity in a managerial role. I have worked her for four years now, having been promoted within my first 6 months. My roles include: money handling, venue security, team and project management, leadership and running the bar and kitchen.

2017

Wedding Reception Coordinator

Private

May 2017 - May 2017
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was asked by an ex-boss to manage his wedding reception for a guestlist of 140+. My responsibilities included: team management, venue management, food and beverage management, gift receipt, tech management and cash management.

2016

Logistics Coordinator

Crown Business Communications

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Weybridge, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Crown asked me to return to freelance for the Sony European Trade Show 2016, which involved spending two weeks on-site as part of a team of 4. My roles on-site included client liaison, transfer management, catering management, registration management and schedule management. I was the only coordinator with experience working on this particular event, which led to my involvement in many decisions and day-to-day running. I also had a previously established relationship with the client.

2016

Tent Manager

Bournemouth 7's Festival

May 2016 - May 2016
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • For my third consecutive year at Bournemouth 7's, I was invited back to run the same tent as the previous year (the Big Top Dance Tent). Responsibilities included: £5000 Cash float management Team management and leadership of 12+ Festival management liaison Security and first aid liaison Stock management Artist liaison Bar management Till management and overseeing

2016

Live Events Assistant

Crown Business Communications

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I spent my placement year with Crown BC; an award-winning independent creative communications and live events agency. There were over 100 applicants for two placement posts, and I was fortunate enough to get one after two successful face-to-face interviews, a task and a telephone interview. I was thrown straight in the deep end at Crown, where I naturally fell into the logistics department, working on projects including the Citroen National Dealership Conference, Sony World Photography Awards and a series of HS2 Community Engagement Events. I also worked in Production, Technical, office management, Finance, admin, Marketing and pitching. I would often contribute to pitches, and wrote a section for a Government pitch for final submission. I was consistently asked to proof-read for pitch submissions after proving my eye for detail. I was sent on-site numerous times and had the opportunity to work with a vast array of clients in all manner of industries, such as BAT, Peugeot, Sony, Denso and SABMiller. On several occasions, I was given specific areas to manage such as registration, VIPs and catering, taking on more responsibility as I demonstrated what I could do and trust was built. For the Citroen Nation Dealership Conference, the Sony EU Trade Show, Sony World Photography Awards, and Peugeot 2008 Sales Brand Event, I was tasked with managing the on-site logistics of getting everyone to and from the event on time, using documents I built before going on-site. Everything went smoothly and I received great feedback from both my managers and the clients.

2015

Tent Manager

Bournemouth 7's Festival

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My second year with B7's saw me become a tent manager, where I was responsible for the running of the 'Big Top Dance Tent'. I was responsible for managing a £5000 cash float, maintaining 9 tills, managing a team of 10+, liaising with security, festival management and artists, and stock management. Hours ran from 08:00-02:00 over three consecutive days. I received great feedback for my work with Bournemouth 7's and am now a recognised tent and bar manager.

2014

Casual bar staff

Bournemouth 7's Festival

May 2014 - May 2014
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • During my first stint freelancing for Bournemouth 7's, I started as a normal bar staff member to gain experience and knowledge. I worked two consecutive days from 8:00-02:00.

Education

Currently

BA (honors) in Event Management

Bournemouth University

Sep 2013
  • Bournemouth, UK
  • My final year modules included Financial Management, Strategy and Leadership, Small Business Management, International Events Management, and my dissertation. My dissertation was concerning Leadership within UK Events Agencies.