MICHAEL ASHLEY

Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

During my 13 years in retail, I’ve had a wide range of experiences including launching my own store. Over this period I have developed a strong sense of communication and organisational skills. Opening my own store in Berlin meant that I had to identify business objectives, project manage to strict deadlines, develop clear briefs and marketing strategies for design and PR agencies.

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Marketing
  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • Customer Facing
  • Planning
  • Brand Development
  • IT

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Y

    YMC

    • N

      Northern Monk Brew Co

      • A

        Akeef: Denim & Clothing

        • A

          Atelier Akeef

          Work history

          2019

          Retail Manager

          YMC

          Apr 2016 - Feb 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I worked closely with the business director to ensure strategy and planning was delivered across all London sites. Creating and presenting stock reports, analysing sales performance figures and leading staff of all levels. While also managing stock processes to ensure each process flows smoothly.

          2016

          Content Editor and PR

          Northern Monk Brew Co

          Nov 2014 - Jan 2016
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Responsible for developing the brand message and social media strategy. Publishing and editing content across all platforms, while engaging new marketing channels.

          2014

          Founder and Business Manager

          Atelier Akeef

          Jun 2013 - Nov 2014
          • Mitte, Berlin, Germany
          • Full Time
          • Opening my own store allowed me to put into practice everything I learnt previously. As a business manager, I was charged with all aspects including project management, brand development, marketing and staffing. Through research I was able to identify my marketplace, understand the competition and develop my overall business strategy, strengthening my offering.

          2014

          Store Operations Manager and Buyer

          Akeef: Denim & Clothing

          Apr 2009 - Nov 2014
          • Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
          • Full Time
          • I brought fresh ideas to a relatively new store, developing and establishing its branding. I created short and long term business plans for a rapidly growing business. Innovation in product range and responsiveness to market trends.

          Education

          2009

          BA (Hons) International Relations with Peace Studies

          Leeds Beckett University

          Nov 2006 - Nov 2009
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Gain an international perspective by exploring how nations interact on the global stage, what happens during conflict, and the challenges faced by states and world organisations trying to preserve peace and security. Understanding theory of international relations and diplomacy, examining global inequalities, the rise of the superpower nations and what power looks like at a global level.  Understanding how international relations have traditionally been conducted and the consequences and limitations of these approaches. Examining key theories of peace, warfare and security and their relevance and practice in the 21st century. Understanding Peace building and Conflict Resolution and Non-Violent Resistance.