Lauren Watson

Account manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Account Client Services

Work history

Currently

Corporate Account Manager

Motel Studios

Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Working alongside a small team to generate sales in a blank canvas events space & photography studio. Specifically focusing on increasing the private & corporate hire. Creating new relationships with event and location agencies to generate a higher volume of enquiries for the venue, as well as networking with local companies to pro-actively gain new business while maintaining an excellent relationship with existing accounts and clients. Implementing marketing & sales plans with a marketing assistant and producing promotional content and material for the venue to drive sales. Once an event or photoshoot has been confirmed working to the clients brief and budget. Organising all aspects from sourcing caterers, entertainment & staffing to being there on the day of the event.

2016

Event Manager

Mothership Group

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Promoted from assistant to manager of all corporate, private hire and reservations for 4 of venues (The Book Club, Queen Of Hoxton, Hoxton bar and kitchen, Patterns (in Brighton). Training & managing an event assistant to work along side myself. Increasing sales targets year on year, and doubling the end of year take in 2015 from 2014 for pre-paid spends. Pro-actively gaining new business with specific focus on the local area, as well as maintaining relationships with existing clients tocreate regular business in the venues. Creating private hire & reservations promotional material for each venue, and completing all relevant admin such as contracts, terms and conditions, invoices and event schedules. Executing events from the initial enquiry to briefing venue managers before the event date.

2016

Freelance Event Management

Christabels

Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Event management, Nov 2014 - Current Running, hosting and prepping for bespoke private events & pop up dining experiences for brands & individuals, ranging from 10 to 700 guests.

Education

2010

BA Fashion Promotion

Middlesex University

Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
  • The promotion side of fashion, graphic design, event management