Nicola Weston

Senior Events Coordinator

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

My current role involves managing a wide range of high-end, creative events for an elite international law firm. I am passionate about the Arts and have launched a blog www.atticsaltlondon.com to get more people into theatres. I am keen to widen my scope and network within the Arts and Philanthropic sectors. Some of my most rewarding experiences have been while volunteering, including managing a series of events for UN Women NC UK, weekly French tutor sessions with disadvantaged students via The Access Project and building a programme of fundraising events for an Employee Charity Committee. This year I am pleased to be a mentee on the Fast Forward 15 Programme, an events-specific mentoring initiative for 15 aspiring leaders in the events industry.

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Skills

  • Event Management
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • French
  • Italian
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Building Sponsorships
  • Sponsorship Events

Work history

Currently

Volunteer

UN Women NC UK

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I volunteer as an Event Manager for UN Women NC UK. Currently, I am managing a Creative Breakfast with leading figures in the media, arts and film industry and a Film Series for in aid of HeForShe Arts Week to raise awareness about gender equality and violence against women and girls. The events: https://lnkd.in/dZYq34g

Currently

Event Specialist

Slaughter and May

Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In my current role I work with stakeholders on an annual calendar of 300 events. From strategy and creative design to operational delivery, events have included VIP conferences, B2B events, international dinners and networking events, charity fundraisers and a major company CR initiative. I support the day-to-day management and development of four junior team members. Leadership ― Supervisor to four junior team members. Providing feedback, sharing information and encouraging independent thought from others ― Proven ability to develop others’ working relationships, allocating team resources and monitoring workloads ― Chairing meetings and driving event strategy with stakeholders at every level including senior management Project Management ― Highly experienced in running multiple projects, maintaining a bespoke and tailored approach to client needs while ensuring that projects are delivered to plan and within budget ― Working with clients to develop individual event briefs, producing detailed proposals, communications, briefing notes and logistics schedules ― Well versed in contract negotiation, incorporating compliance and regulatory knowledge Analytical and Problem-Solving ― Rigorous budget management approach ― Proven ability to view processes holistically, whether they be at team or department level, and to suggest appropriate solutions ― Highly experienced in customer service in both retail and corporate environments, negotiating solutions to unforeseeable roadblocks ― Experience in quantitative data analysis Presentation and Communication ― French and Italian language capabilities ― High level of experience communicating with and presenting to diverse groups, including high-profile clients, C-suites and Government Officials ― Excellent capabilities working with discretion and under high levels of confidentiality ― Teaching experience, through tutoring and training of other team members IT Skills ― Advanced Excel, CRM software, Data Tree (legal CPD accrediting) ― Gorkana and Act (publishing), RedDot CMS (online publishing), Concep, CRM systems

2014

Event Coordinator

Slaughter and May

May 2011 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Management of over 100 events, including conferences for high-profile delegates, bespoke client entertainment programmes, educational events for prospective legal recruits and outreach programmes, working closely with the wider marketing and CR teams. The role focused on in-house events from May 2011 – September 2013, and then extended to external events from September 2013 due to a team merge.

Education

2010

BA(Hons) French Italian

Exeter

Oct 2006 - Jul 2010
  • Exeter, United Kingdom