Sophie Thompson

Project Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Marketing PR
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Festival
  • Account Management
  • Budgeting
  • Client Services
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Execution
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Ideas Development

Work history


Founder & Director

Hackney Arts

May 2016
  • Hackney Arts is an arts, social and community platform aiming to share skills, connect people and support local artists. We are a social enterprise with a commitment to helping the Hackney borough. I founded the company in early 2016 and we continue to grow through a series of local events and workshops. I manage all sides of the business, including social media, communications, business strategy, financial planning and event management.


Project Manager


Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Project Manager for cultural consultancy working in visual arts and education. Key member of art fair Photo London team. Main Project Manager for the Syngenta Photography Award and exhibition. Skills: event management, staff management, client liaison, sponsor liaison, budgeting, writing proposals, award management.


Project & Tours Coordinator

Avalon Entertainment

Jul 2009 - May 2012
  • Management of tours and projects for wide range of live clients. Schedule management and advancing for major tours. Hiring tour managers and freelance teams. Assistant Producer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival including managing street promotional team and technical teams. Budgeting and financial projections. Monitoring sales and excel database work.



Combined Social Sciences (philosophy, Politics, Geography

Durham University

Jul 2006 - May 2009
  • First Class Honours