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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduction & Project Manager - Event Manager - Marketer


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About me

6+ years of global Integrated Marketing & Communications, Digital, Event Production & Creative Agency experience designing & producing integrated marketing campaigns, experiential events, consumer & press facing brand activations & press launches for luxury, lifestyle, fashion & consumer brands with budgets £15k - £1mil+. Leading on development & activation of creative ideas & concepts that make brands stand out and turn customers into consumers. Deadline oriented seasoned multi tasker with exceptional creativity, ideation and project management skills (Gantt, Salesforce, tomsplanner), excellent communication, interpersonal, budget management & negotiating skills, computer & web development skills (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Mac OS, Squarespace, Outlook, Word, Excel) and great understanding & experience of set designs, 3D renderings, branding, print, materials, fabrications, lighting, sound, event technology (projection mapping, VR & Oculus Rift, app development) and video production. Experienced Account Manager with great client management skills. Keen interest in modern art, music, fashion & luxury.


  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Indesign
  • Events Management
  • Project Budget Management
  • Gantt Charts
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshhop
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Luxury Brands
  • Marketing Campaign Management
  • Experiential Marketing Events
  • Press Events
  • Creative Art Direcction

Work history


Director UK & Europe

Shiraz Events

Jun 2013
  • Shiraz Events is a high-end special events and experiential marketing company with two well-established divisions, Production/Design and Catering/Staffing. Shiraz has a great roster of clientele across many industries from fashion media to finance and technology. Possess superior networking and business development skills to build book of business Proven capability of winning Special Events or Experiential Marketing assignments Understand client needs and develop detailed proposals Make presentations to clients on creative vision of event Write proposals for clients and delegate elements of proposal to team as appropriate Have a detailed knowledge of costs in staging special events Negotiate with client to meet their budget limitations while achieving targeted profit margins Produce events – managing operation and execution of events Source, Produce and Execution of all Event Details Working with staff for flawless loadin/load out and run of show Coordination of Vendor deliverables Driving the creative vision to its full fruition / execution Client Feedback and Satisfaction (set goals and exceed client expectation) Post Event wrap-up with client and internally (always looking to improve efficiency) Attract and manage talented staff as London business grows Oversee general office operations Establish excellent working relationships with key vendors Work closely with Shiraz President and Vice President, NY on direction and vision of Shiraz, contributing creatively and focusing on growth opportunities


Global Head of Marketing & PR

Canada Day International Festival

Dec 2011 - Jun 2013


Senior Analyst Events


Aug 2008 - Dec 2011