Lizzie Summerskill

Events and Marketing Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I’m a highly organised, proactive and driven person, with excellent relationship-building abilities and a flair for managing multiple tasks. With a solid background in both corporate and non-corporate event management, I have developed a wide range of skills over a number of years. I am deeply rooted in local community, organising and curating Play Out Days and working closely with the local Centre for Wildlife Gardening to develop fund raising ideas. I was Chair of the PTA at Bessemer Grange Primary School for two years and was pivotal in bringing about key changes that affected the quality of events, money raised, and in engaging an extremely diverse South London school community. When I find the time, I also love restoring armchairs and making fabric come to life in the form of soft furnishings.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning

Work history

2015

Events & Marketing Manager

The Doodle Bar and TESTBED1

Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
  • * Establishing and developing relationships with event & location agencies, event & marketing departments, partners * Promoting and managing the event space, TESTBED1 (events included weddings, location shooting, photo shoots, press launches, corporate parties, fashion shows, theatre productions, art installations) * Supporting clients prior to events, liaising with relevant departments internally * Programming and leading new initiatives/events to drive cultural centre during the week including talks partnered with Creative Social, gigs partnered with Sunday Best, Story time for kids partnered with Bright Illustration, Life Drawing, Film nights, Gaming Sundays * Managing production of art work and promotional pieces * Regularly updating social media including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram * Writing copy for newsletters * Writing copy for local advertising, establishing key advertising options Key Events/Achievements * The Guardian Commercial Conference 2015 * The Liberal Democrat Manifesto Launch 2015 * Nepal Charity event with Sunday Best label * CS Talks in conjunction with Creative Social * Storytime Sunday with Bright Illustration agency

2009

Sales & Events Manager

UBM

Jun 2006 - Nov 2009
  • * Overseeing all elements of the trade exhibition including stand positioning, client positioning, feature areas, trends, etc. * Formulating strategy for the oncoming year * Floor plan management * Managing one other staff member, setting targets, annual objectives, etc. * Account management of major clients; conducting face to face and telephone meetings * Researching and implementing sponsorship opportunities * Developing themes and trends and working closely with the Operations Team to implement them at show. Sourcing relevant products * Maintaining and updating databases

2006

Sales Executive

UBM

Nov 2004 - Jul 2006
  • * Client management and relationship building * Cold calling new clients * Floor plan management * Selling floor space to new and existing customers Database management * New business development with new and existing clients Face to face meetings with new and existing clients * Onsite trouble shooting * Onsite rebooking

2004

Account Manager

Language Recruitment Services

Mar 2003 - Oct 2004
  • * New business development through cold-calling and telemarketing * Managing existing accounts * Monitoring and researching possible leads in language market * Composing adverts for national print and internet job boards * Sourcing candidates on database and job boards * Interviewing candidates and advising on CV structure/interviewing techniques * Maintaining and updating database * Language testing * Organising company outings/team-building initiatives * Recruiting new staff

Education

2002

BA(Hons) German

University of Portsmouth

Aug 1997 - Jun 2002
  • I achieved a 2:1 with a distinction in spoken German