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Marcia Batten

Events & Projects Management SpecialistReading, United Kingdom
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Marcia Batten

Events & Projects Management SpecialistReading, United Kingdom
About me
I am an experienced events and project management professional with over 20 years' experience within the professional associations, medical charity and pharmaceutical sectors. Although I do believe these skills are transferable to most event environments. I have proven demonstrable skills for delivering projects from inception to delivery. Effective leadership skills and proven organisational ability within diverse and challenging settings. A flexible can-do attitude to facilitate clients’ objectives and targets in programme and event delivery. I have exceptional interpersonal, written communications and time management skills. I am proficient in Microsoft Office tools and most social media sites. I am also a trained NLP practitioner. Outside of managing projects I love anything to do with the arts - from visiting art galleries to visiting museums.
Projects
Work history
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    Events and Project ManagerPass the Baton Enterprise
     - Reading, United KingdomFreelance
    Created and participated in conferences and workshops for women’s personal and spiritual development. These sessions were held in London, Leeds and Nottingham throughout 2017-2019. Successfully facilitated and project managed a personal and spiritual development conference in London, May 2017. Wrote and project managed a self-authored book from copy to final print in 2011. Facilitated the marketing and distribution from press releases to book launch programmes. Managed events and speaking engagements for the book promotion.
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    Events ManagerSt John’s Hospice
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Team Leader on all major community events. Supported the Community Events and Donor Development teams on Corporate Social Responsibility engagement programmes. • Project managed the annual Christmas hospice event; in memory of loves ones - ‘Light up A Life’ Campaign. Organised the community, corporate and supporter engagement via our media campaign and local business engagement activity. Coordinated the day event which involved a church carol service, followed by a candlelit procession along the local High Street and the lighting of the Christmas tree by the invited Lord Mayor. The result of which increased revenue and participation by 50% up from the previous year. • Managed and produced the hospice newsletter, ‘The Carer’. Briefed designers on magazine layout and content. Commissioned articles from donors, service providers and hospice users. Sourced and commissioned photos to support relevant media stories. Increased in readership up by 20%. • Reconciled the monthly income of £70k from donor and community activities. Produced banking reports and summaries prepared for the Senior Account Management team. Recruited and trained temporary staff to support this activity. • Recruited and trained volunteers to support the community fundraising activities including collecting donations within the local community.
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Skills
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Programme Development
  • Budget
  • Delegate Management
  • Event Logistics
  • Hospitality
  • Product Launch
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office
  • Print Management
Education
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    Dental Hygiene DiplomaEastman Dental Hospital
    London, United Kingdom