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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsEvent Assistant - Assistant Event Coordinator - Event Coordinator

About me

Freelance events professional, specialising in the production and delivery of creative and experiential events. With experience in both event assistant and manager roles, and a portfolio comprising of a wide spectrum of events, including celebrity events, press launches, and exhibitions with over 10,000 guest attendees.

Skills

  • Conference
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Budegting
  • Time Management
  • Events
  • Experiental

Work history

Currently

Event Manager

The London Built Network

Feb 2017
  • Austin Friars, London EC2N 2QP, UK
  • Freelance
  • Held monthly at premier rotating locations, the London Built Environment is the only business networking event dedicated to professionals working within London’s property based industries.

2017

Event Assistant

Bearded Kitten - Resident Evil – The Experience, Live Action Immersive Experience

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • Brick Ln, London E1 6RL, UK
  • Freelance
  • The five star reviewed immersive theatre escape experience, promoting the launch of the seventh title in the globally renowned computer game franchise “Resident Evil”.

2016

Event Producer

Anna Lou's - Media & VIP Autumn/Winter Collection Fashion Launch

Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
  • 18, Hill House, Wine Office Court, Shoe Ln, Chancery Ln, London EC4A 3BQ, UK
  • Freelance
  • VIP Celebrity & Media launch of Swimwear brand Anna Lou’s Autumn/Winter collection, introducing Model Emma McVey as the face of the campaign as well as showcasing the collection in its entirety.

2016

Event Manager

London Private Client

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Held monthly at premier rotating locations, the London Private Client is the only independent business networking event exclusively for professionals working within London’s private client based industries.

2016

Assistant Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events - The Daily Telegraph Travel Awards

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Kingscote, Tetbury GL8 8XZ, UK
  • Freelance
  • VIP awards presentation for the Travel Industry as voted for by The Daily Telegraph readers, in addition to unveiling the Telegraph’s new travel site to the Press and PR. Guests were transported from London’s Victoria Station via a vintage Belmond train along the Bluebell Railway to Kingscote Station, where a bespoke Marquee was erected to house the exclusive event.

2016

Assistant Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events - Replay Jeans Hyperflex Product Launch

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • VIP Celebrity product launch of international Fashion brand Replay Jeans new active denim Hyperflex range in association with the prestigious retailer Selfridges. The client specified that the event must use innovative entertainment acts to showcase and demonstrate the versatile nature of the product.

2016

Assistant Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events - UBS Networking Engagement

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, UK
  • Freelance
  • Private networking event for the UK division of leading global financial specialists UBS, to develop, evolve and strengthen new and existing client relationships. The event would entertain high profile clients from Wealth Management and Investment Banking sectors at the prestigious Royal Academy Of Arts providing a chic backdrop to the cultivated evening.

2016

Assistant Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events - UBS Personnel Seasonal Engagement

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • Freelance
  • Annual Christmas engagement for the employees of the UK division of leading global financial specialists UBS. Event specification to include full theming, reception style catering, entertainment, security, exclusive venue hire and full staffing and styling.

2016

Event Assistant

Wonderland Events - Sacla 25th Anniversary Immersive VIP Celebration & Brand Experience

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • 18 Marshall St, Soho, London W1F 7BE, UK
  • Freelance
  • A two day fully immersive event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Italian food giant Sacla, including a VIP party for celebrities and media in addition to a ticketed brand experience day open to consumers, including a residency from Soho Radio who transmitted live from the event over the two-day period. The central London location was transformed into an authentic Italian fishing village, where guests could roam the streets sampling delicious delicacies, taking in the sights and smells of the village and interacting with Italian speaking actors, before taking a seat in the trattoria and enjoying live music and DJ’s.

2016

Event Assistant

Wonderland Events - Reckitt Benckiser Annual Global Awards Gala

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • 222 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ, UK
  • Freelance
  • Global market leader the Reckitt Benckiser Group’s annual Awards Gala concluding their two day international conference, where the company’s leading delegates from around the world gather to celebrate and recognise the organisations highest achievers.

2016

Assistant Event Coordinator

Wonderland Events - Intralot Promotional Event At ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • ExCel, London E16 1XL, UK
  • Freelance
  • Producing all promotional content for international Gaming specialist Intralot’s designated area within the award winning annual “ICE Totally Gaming” three day exhibition, where Gaming professionals from around the globe gather to showcase the very latest innovations in their field.

2016

Event Manager

FanFest - Walker Stalker Con London, The Walking Dead Fan Exhibition

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • Olympia, London W14, UK
  • Freelance
  • The European promotional fan exhibition event for the television show “The Walking Dead”, attended by the cast. Featuring meet and greet opportunities, question and answer panels, exclusive vendors and professional photoshoots.

2016

Event Assistant

Wonderland Events - H&M/The Daily London Fashion Week Collaboration

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • 40 Argyll St, Soho, London W1F 7EB, UK
  • Freelance
  • Transforming the Global fashion brand's Oxford Circus showroom into a sleek, stylish, sustainable and inspiring pop up office space for the team of The Daily, London Fashion Week’s iconic official “Newspaper”, that would be featured heavily in all of their exposure during London’s most high profile fashion event.

2016

Event Assistant

Wonderland Events - Corporate Media & VIP Presentation

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
  • Castlewood House, 77-91 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DG, UK
  • Freelance
  • Celebrating the global leader in business social networking LinkedIn’s UK division reaching a landmark 20 million users, with an awards ceremony and networking event for its most influential subscribers and the media. Including a presentation and live pod cast from infamous Dragon’s Den entrepreneur James Khan, as well as speeches from numerous business leaders in their fields.

2015

Event Assistant

Wonderland Events - LinkedIn Personnel Seasonal Engagement

Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
  • King William Walk, London SE10 9HT, UK
  • Freelance
  • Annual Christmas engagement for the employees of the UK division of leading global business social networking company LinkedIn, with “King Neptune’s Ball” as the theme. Guests were transported via a private charted ship from London’s Embankment to Greenwich, to the secret location for the event, the historic Cutty Sark.

2015

Event Assistant

Benefit Cosmetics - BeautyCon Exhibition Pop Up Boutique

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Olympia, London W14, UK
  • Freelance
  • The European exhibition for the American contemporary beauty giants BeautyCon. Targeting the digital influencer fan base, featuring meet and greet opportunities with some of the biggest beauty influencers in the industry, question and answer panels, and a carefully cultivated selection of Europe’s leading beauty vendors offering exclusive discounts and giveaways.

2015

Event Manager

Benefit Cosmetics - The Anti-Ageing Show Exhibition Pop Up Boutique

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Olympia, London W14, UK
  • Freelance
  • Britain’s leading consumer beauty event, featuring a carefully cultivated selection of the U.K.’s finest cosmetic surgeons and leading beauty vendors, offering exclusive discounts on products and treatments, live on stage demonstrations and question and answer panels with industry experts.

2015

Assistant Event Coordinator

Benefit Cosmetics - The Wedding Fair Exhibition

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • ExCel, London E16 1XL, UK
  • Freelance
  • One of the U.K.’s largest and widely publicised wedding exhibitions, featuring some of the industry’s leading experts and suppliers, offering exclusive discounts and promotions. With live runway shows, and exclusive on stage demonstrations and question and answer panels from Benefit Cosmetics.

2015

Event Manager

Benefit Cosmetics - Most Curious Wedding Fair Exhibition Pop Up Boutique

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The leading alternative wedding exhibition in the U.K., featuring an exclusive cultivated selection of some of the most cutting edge style and trend experts in the industry. With live runway shows, musical performances and filmed coverage from the BBC.

Education

2006

Media Performance

University Of Luton

Sep 2002 - Aug 2006

2002

A Level, AS Level

Newham Sixth From College

Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
  • Media, Drama and English Literature