Hi my name is Victoria Marie I am currently working at London Zoo as their Events Manager, but after nearly 3 years in this position, I’m looking for a change and a chance to expand my overall awareness of the events industry within a new position and organisation, either in-house or agency. Having to lead a day to day team of 4 and up to 60 seasonal staff and contractors during large scale events I take sole ownership of the execution of our annual events calendar with a programme of over 30 events running simultaneously. I have recently lead on the Royal opening of our new Land of the Lions exhibition with her Majesty the Queen this year which received over 150 new articles in international media outlets such as ITV and Hello Magazine and an EAV of over £500,000. I have also produced the timeline schedule of our 2016 events programme with collaborations with the National Geographic, Cebeebies and the BBC with celebrity partnerships including Steve Backshall, Gordon Ramsay and Dermot O’Leary. I have experience in managing budgets of £10,000 to £300,000 per event, and an overall yearly budget of £600,000 as well as organising events attended by over 8,000 people at a time. I not only manage the start to finish planning of all events, I'm also onsite during every event, overseeing all staff and contractors and ensuring the event runs smoothly being the main port of call for all staff as well as visitors onsite. Although currently in a commercial position, my background is corporate, having worked for BUPA the largest private medical insurance company in the UK as an Events Executive, so I am extremely comfortable in both areas. I have vast experience in large scale corporate events ranging from conferences attended by around 1,000, product launches, corporate hospitality dealing with MDs of high end companies such as Shell and Manchester United football club as well as international events, planning from concept to completion. These events were both UK based as well as international and it was down to myself to source all venues and contractors overseas and deal with all logistics. Please contact me if you have any further questions, I look forward to hear from you. Victoria
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