Laura Walia

Events Coordinator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Events Coordinator

Metropolitan by Como, London

Mar 2013
  • My role as an Events Co-ordinator consists of managing the administrative side of the events office and additionally closing conference and event enquiries, building relationships with clients and ensuring all event logistics are in place to help assist the operations team. In the past 6 months I have also assisted our General Manager with PA duties during recruitment and covering of annual leave. Key Achievements: • Solely maintaining key client relationships with 5 of the hotels most reputable corporate clients. • Assisting with managing high profile product launch events which have brought the hotel over £20,000 worth of business. • Being nominated for employee of the quarter twice during my time within this role. Events Co-ordinator Duties: • Organising and co-ordinating bookings and enquiries, ensuring that all necessary information is obtained in accordance with the hotel’s standards. • Conducting show rounds, managing the function diary and ensuring that all bookings are correctly handled and that all necessary paperwork is completed. • Taking responsibility for billing of the events, using our online systems Opera and Delphi. • Following up with organiser’s at the end of their event to ensure everything was to their satisfaction and proactively pursue any future events / bookings they may have. • Assisting with the weekly and monthly forecast of all events at the hotel. PA Duties: • Management and organisation of Executive Office (telephone cover, meeting and greeting visitors, setting up meeting rooms, providing refreshments) • Managing all post, courier shipments and internal deliveries. • Undertaking personal diary management, meeting requests and travel arrangement for management and visitors. • Collating requested data and presenting in appropriate format for senior management as required. • Managing team meetings, minute taking, deadlines and status of actions agreed. • Assisting with senior management and industry professionals’ accommodation bookings.

2016

Events Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Metropolitan by Como, London

Mar 2014 - Jan 2016
  • My role as an Events Co-ordinator consists of managing the administrative side of the events office and additionally closing conference and event enquiries, building relationships with clients and ensuring all event logistics are in place to help assist the operations team. In the past 6 months I have also assisted our General Manager with PA duties during recruitment and covering of annual leave. Key Achievements: • Solely maintaining key client relationships with 5 of the hotels most reputable corporate clients. • Assisting with managing high profile product launch events which have brought the hotel over £20,000 worth of business. • Being nominated for employee of the quarter twice during my time within this role. Events Co-ordinator Duties: • Organising and co-ordinating bookings and enquiries, ensuring that all necessary information is obtained in accordance with the hotel’s standards. • Conducting show rounds, managing the function diary and ensuring that all bookings are correctly handled and that all necessary paperwork is completed. • Taking responsibility for billing of the events, using our online systems Opera and Delphi. • Following up with organiser’s at the end of their event to ensure everything was to their satisfaction and proactively pursue any future events / bookings they may have. • Assisting with the weekly and monthly forecast of all events at the hotel. PA Duties: • Management and organisation of Executive Office (telephone cover, meeting and greeting visitors, setting up meeting rooms, providing refreshments) • Managing all post, courier shipments and internal deliveries. • Undertaking personal diary management, meeting requests and travel arrangement for management and visitors. • Collating requested data and presenting in appropriate format for senior management as required. • Managing team meetings, minute taking, deadlines and status of actions agreed. • Assisting with senior management and industry professionals’ accommodation bookings.

2014

Commercial Assistant

Shout About London

May 2013 - Jan 2014
  • During my time at ‘Shout About London’ I assisted with agency events organisation and venue research support Key Achievements: • A specific project that I carried out during my time within the company was the organisation and venue sourcing of the company’s launch party. • Obtaining a vast knowledge of some of London’s most prestigious venues. Commercial Assistant Duties: • Carrying out site visits to venues across London; allowing for the opportunity to network and establish the appropriate venue for clients. • Updating client databases, contacting venues and sourcing quotes for potential clients and constructing proposals, and supporting the sales team with general day-to-day tasks. • Attending event showcases and networking events, in order to liaise with event professionals and gain a network of potential clients within the industry; while representing the company brand. • Taking charge of the companies' social media, which is updated daily to build a wider network and create brand awareness.

2013

Front of House & Event Assistant

London Film Museum

May 2011 - Jan 2013
  • During my time at the London Film Museum I was responsible for supervising the front of house staff during museum opening hours and on events. Front of House / Event Assistant Duties: • Assisting with supervising the front of house team and running of the museum. • Working on events held within the museum I would assist with the guest list, liaise with the catering staff and the front of house team to ensure all tasks have been completed and that everything is in place for the smooth running of events.

2012

Charity Event Officer

University of Hertfordshire Student’s Union

May 2011 - May 2012
  • The Raise and Give Officer position was a voluntary role in which duties included liaising with staff in various departments within Hertfordshire Students' Union, the University of Hertfordshire and it's subsidiary companies, as well as managing a dedicated team of student volunteers. Key Achievements: • I achieved an award issued to the student who has contributed the most significantly to the Raise and Give project during the academic year 2011 and additionally an award for the most inventive charity event idea. • My team combined raised over £30,000 for our Kilimanjaro climb. Raise and Give Officer Duties: • Manage a committee of volunteers by which weekly meetings were held where we constructed innovative ideas for charity events to take place at the University. • Carrying out event briefings and ensuring that all events run smoothly by conducting risk assessments and managing financial budgets.

2007

Events Assistant

BAFTA 195 Piccadilly

May 2007 - Jan 2007
  • Working a BAFTA was a voluntary role that I held as part of my Hospitality Management Diploma. Event Assistant Duties: • When an event was being held at the venue, I would shadow the event managers and carry out tasks to ensure the smooth running of the event. • Supplying guests with relevant information so that when interacting with customers I was able inform them of food and drink content in a professional manner; as well as communicating with the front of house and technical team.

Education

2013

BA(Hons) in Event Management

University of Hertfordshire

May 2009 - May 2013

    2008

    BTEC National Diploma in Hospitality Management

    Thames Valley Univeristy

    May 2006 - May 2008
    • Hospitality School Qualification

    2005

    8 Gcse’s

    More House School

    Jan 2000 - May 2005