Lily Smith

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About me

Business and Events Management Second Year Student with a keen eye for detail; currently seeking Event internship opportunities within events, communications and PR. Results driven and a proactive member of the team, I am able to adapt myself to a variety of challenging situations. I am motivated by optimistic goals and hugely passionate about working with creative, like minded individuals; making people happy and offering an experience to clients is what I strive to achieve. Last summer I was selected to represent the Bath Business School on a recce trip to Italy, the aim was to meet with Italian businesses to establish a relationship with them before working with them on a future project to bring a group of Bath Spa students over to Italy in the next academic year. This experience taught me about the importance of marketing, building your brand, how different cultures do business, evolving your strategy with time and how business operates on a global level. I thoroughly enjoyed talking all things business in Italy and I now aspire to have a career that allows me to travel; I am currently teaching myself Spanish to enhance my communication skills abroad. Outside of studying I have a colourful social life and enjoy learning new things, I am currently a member of Bath Spa’s DJ’ing society, Sublime. I also go to an Ariel Circus class at Bristol’s Circus University; Circomedia. I worked with some amazing circus performers whilst I was working as a Stage Manager at Boomtown Fair and was so inspired by them that I have decided to start an evening class myself! I’m also a huge fan of art and love exploring museums and exhibitions if given the opportunity, I was lucky enough to visit the Picasso and Warhol museum in Spain last summer which really inspired me creatively.

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Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Organisation
  • Teamworking
  • Stage Management
  • Event Management
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Networking
  • Deadlines
  • Team Building

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • New Look

    New Look

    • Fashion
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    Merlin Entertainments

    • B

      Boomtown Fair

      • B

        Bath Spa University

        Work history

        Currently

        Student Ambassador

        Bath Spa University

        Oct 2017
        • Bath, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Duties: - Delivering engaging talks to prospective students and their parents about life at Bath Spa University - Conducting tours of the University campus and answering questions - Promote Bath Spa University at events such as Open Days by approaching students and parents to discuss the variety of courses and societies we offer and speaking about opportunities and the experience I have gained as a result of my course

        Currently

        Nursery Assistant

        Snapdragons

        Mar 2017
        • Bath, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Duties: - Working as part of a team to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children aged between 0-12 - Utilise and promote The Early Years Framework by engaging with children to progress their brain development, encourage positive relationships and establishing enabling learning environments - Contribute to a program of activities suitable to the age range of children in my area, for example I ran an activities used to stimulate the children’s senses by using flowers, leaves and masking tape to create bracelets. This enabled me to gain valuable attributes including excellent time management, effective communication with children, organisational skills and effective team working and leadership

        2018

        Events Assistant

        Bright Events Agency

        Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Duties: - I worked on the set up and execute of a high profile pharmaceuticals events for pharmacists and health care professionals in a busy hotel in Central London.

        2018

        Stage Manager

        Boomtown Fair

        Aug 2018 - Aug 2018
        • Winchester, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Duties: - Managing artists and other crew members by utilising strong organisation skills and communication to ensure that performances ran smoothly and efficiently - Liaising with a variety of audiences from artists to crew members and the general public throughout the event to organise artist change overs, plan schedules and arrange security - Strong project management skills and seeing performances through to completion; from the planning and rehearsals phase all the way to the live shows

        2018

        Production Team Member

        Charbonnel et Walker

        Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
        • Dorchester, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Duties: - Checking quality control by ensuring the luxury confectionary products were hand decorated to a high standard – using an example sheet to check the appearance of the chocolates and discarding stock and alerting management if issues arose - Working to targets and KPI's by preparing large orders for high profile companies and getting their products delivered to them on schedule. This involved leadership and time management skills to stay on target daily. - Allergen cleans and ensuring general cleanliness of work station

        2018

        Artist Liason

        The Bath Festivals

        May 2018 - May 2018
        • Bath, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Duties: - Showcased strong leadership skills by coordinating other team members and delegating tasks - Collecting and greeting artists from their tour vehicles, introducing them to myself as their Artist Liaison and welcoming them and their team to their prepared dressing room - Preparing and organising dressing rooms with correct equipment/food/drinks each artist has requested ensuring artists have all the comforts they need in order to perform by following their rider request sheet. This involved communicating with each of my artist’s team to find out what they required and having a keen eye for detail when selecting items to ensure the correct, high quality brands were bought and the exact amount of each good was present in their dressing room when they arrived

        2017

        Sales Advisor

        o2

        Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
        • Weymouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Duties: - Working towards personal and store sales KPI’s; the store quarterly sales target would be divided it into caveats and shared between each team member to work towards each month, I would actively promote sales to customers both in store and over the phone in order to arrange deals and work towards targets - Ensuring that I kept up to date and ensured my clients understood the Pay Monthly Agreement Terms and Conditions before they signed up for a contract with O2 - Liaising with clients over the phone and arranging meetings and negotiating deals with business customers - Assisting with the training and acting as a mentor for new employees

        2016

        Support Worker

        Unity Dorset

        Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
        • Weymouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Duties: - Supporting vulnerable adults in their own home and promoting independence by encouraging them to do things for themselves and learn new skills with assistance from myself - Booking and attending appointments with clients, representing them in meetings and liaising with crisis teams/doctors/ dieticians/ family members. These tasks required me to have great listening and communication skills both written and verbally, I am able to liaise with specialists and get the correct outcome for my clients as a result; I also developed a professional telephone etiquette - Compiling incident reports and daily notes which required me to write in a precise and proficient manor

        2015

        Sales Assistant

        New Look

        May 2015 - Oct 2015
        • Weymouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Duties: - Sales promotion, hitting KPI's, till work, cash handling, pricing, stock checks, preventing theft, recording loss, stock replenishment, working to store targets and maintaining the cleanliness of the store.

        2014

        Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
        • Weymouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • - Performing talks about sea life creatures to an audience, dressing in costume and acting for educational shows, working on the rock pool and teaching guests facts about some of the species held at the park, maintaining the cleanliness of my work station, closing down and opening at the start/end of my shifts.

        Education

        Currently

        BA (Hons) Business and Management (Events) with professional placement year

        Bath Spa University

        Sep 2017
        • Bath, United Kingdom
        • Year one Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment – from the context that organisations operate in through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of data in business. Modules will cover topics such as organisations and the business environment; economics and globalisation; managing data. Year two Focus on the inner workings of businesses. Use business techniques to solve problems and start developing the skills that employers look for. Modules cover key themes including creativity and innovation in business. At the end of the year, you can choose to embark on a ten-month business placement or a ten-week summer placement - applying what you’ve learned so far in the real world. Year three Develop and explore your business learning, focusing on creating and hosting festivals and events. Undertake an in-depth business research project in festivals and events. You’ll also have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics to explore include: managing sustainability; organisational strategy; new trends in management; cross cultural management in international business; and strategic human resource management.