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Vanessa Hawes

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  • Live Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Account Management
  • Client Services
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Relationship Management

Work history


Account Executive

Stafford Long and Partners

Apr 2014
  • I work with companies of all sizes across the private, public and charity sectors, meticulously planning and executing campaigns, to help employers attract and engage with future employees. - Media- Planning and buying appropriate media solutions in both print and online publications. Including: negotiation, analysis, review and optimisation to ensure best ROI - Project Management- delivering campaigns on time and to budget - Client Service- developing trusting, professional and fun relationships - Business Development- pursuing opportunities to grow accounts appropriately and without compromising existing work - Additionally, I have managed attraction for diversity events, including “Inside and Out” LGBT Banking event and “OPEN” for Undergraduates with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Recent achievements: - January 2015: Short-listed for “Best Print Advertisement”- Recruitment Advertising Design Awards - February 2015: Reduced my client’s Graduate media campaign CPC by 76% over the last five months by better aligning media suppliers to the target audience. - March 2015: £120,000 launch of an Apprenticeship recruitment campaign, with a 1700% increase in applications in the first 24 hours compared to 2014.


Freelance Event Manager & July 2011 September 2014


Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • - 13 events including: Staff Manager at London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games (10 weeks) and Accreditationn & Audit Manager at Outlook/Dimensions Festivals 2013 & 2014, Croatia - Four years working in the Live Event, Music and Festival Industry has not only taught me to be incredibly responsive and resourceful but has also taught me the joy of collaboration while managing teams of up to 80 people.



BSc Biology

University of Leeds

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • BSc Biology 2:1