lucy Watson

Special Events Manager

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Account Management
  • Brand Management
  • Budgeting
  • Management
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Indesign
  • Ideas Development

Work history

Currently

Special Events Manager

Centrepoint

Jun 2015
  • Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. It supports over 8,400 16-25 year olds into housing and employment every year. Currently working on the development of the portfolio of special events including Sleep Out, Laughing Point, Sessions and The Ultimate Pub Quiz. Also working on the development of health & safety. ? Main contact for the development of large scale and/or special events ? Chair of weekly status meetings and event debriefs with all stakeholders ? Lead on planning, production and practical delivery of all large scale events ? Event concepts from brief to execution, pitching feasibility, budget and ROI ? Management of multiple events and projects from brief to execution ? Budget creation, management and reconciliation of up to £800,000 ? Event and project development to ISO standards and contingency planning ? Creation of event management plans, site drawings, production schedules, running orders, accreditation, RAMS, licensing, crowd management, security deployment, alcohol management, fire risk assessments and cash handling procedures ? Supplier management and negotiation of fees ? Tendering and procurement processes for new and existing suppliers ? Onsite volunteer selection, face to face briefing and management ? Major donor, ambassador and celebrity liaison ? Seeking of sponsorship opportunities and negotiation of deals ? TENS and premises licensing, PRS and DPS licensing management ? Liaison and creation of specific Royal household documentation ? Post event reporting and ROI wash up meetings ? Liaison with EH, local authorities, Royal Household, MET, licensing and Historic Royal Palaces ? Management of Special Events Intern ? Management of up to 100 suppliers, staff and volunteers on site ? Sourcing of new venues, ticketing platforms and specific partners ? Data collection of new supporters through special events ? Administration of all event/project details onto Basecamp and Razors Edge

2015

Account Manager

N2O Limited

May 2014 - May 2015
  • N2O is the immersive brand marketing agency creating campaigns and bringing them to life across multiple channels. Working mainly on the Ben & Jerry’s account I delivered a variety of events including: Ben & Jerry’s Big Ice Screening, #CookieCoreTour, Free Cone Day, #GreekTour, BST Festival, SNOG! @ Reading and Unilever Annual Ice Cream Conference at Twickenham Stadium. ? Main point of contact for Ben & Jerry’s and umbrella company Unilever ? Weekly reporting at all agency meetings, managing a range of stakeholders ? Creative concepts from brief, pitching feasibility, budget and ROI to client ? Budget creation, margin management and reconciliation of up to £500,000 ? Event and production management, project and campaign management ? Creation of event management plans, site drawings, production schedules, running orders, accreditation, vehicle schedules, RAMS, licensing, crowd, management and security deployment, alcohol management, food safety documentation and contact lists ? Staffing selection, profiling, briefing and face to face training ? Management of staffing and event managers and assistants onsite ? Briefing of external suppliers and internal departments ? Supplier management pre-event, onsite and post event, negotiation of rates ? Creative and branding management, development of creative visualisation ? Pitching sponsorship opportunities, proposals and negotiation of deals ? Post campaign reporting, creation of post campaign reports and ROI ? Event space booking, TENS and premises licensing, DPS and PRS licensing ? Liaison with local authorities, agencies, promoters and The Royal Parks

2014

Project Manager

The Live Firm

Jan 2013 - May 2014

2013

Creative Coordinator

Ministry of Sound

Mar 2011 - Jan 2013

Education

2015

Iosh for Events

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Safety and Health

2010

Music Technology Business

North Hertfordshire College

Aug 2008 - May 2010
  • BND

2008

Music, History, Drama, German, English, English Literature, Maths and Science

Highfield School

Aug 2002 - May 2008
  • GSCE

Awards

2014

Best Employee

  • Event Production Awards

2014

Innovation of the Year

  • Event Production Awards

2014

MusicWeeks Under 30's list

2013

Youth Led Award

  • British Youth Council

2013

Rising Star

  • Event Awards