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Experience Summary

I studied Anthropology and Sociology at Oxford Brookes University and gained a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree. I have worked in promotion work for over 10 years now and enjoy the challenges it brings. I have done various types of work including leafleting, sampling, mystery shopping, helping to manage events, hostessing, modelling, using PDAs and merchandising. I have worked for companies including Garnier, Mothercare, Gillette and Mercedes Benz. I am passionate about keeping fit and attend various dance classes. I also love going out with friends, whether it be to a bar, the cinema or for a meal. I also love meeting new people and I am currently learning Spanish. View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

I have 7 years experience of working in various retail outlets which has given me excellent customer service skills. I have worked for many different promotion companies on a variety of projects so feel I have a good variety of skills. I am also currently working for Cancer Research UK which involves promoting and marketing for their Race for Life events, and then working at the events themselves helping to manage setup and the actual event.


Other Skills

I am lead singer in a local band playing at weddings, parties and festivals.


First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I worked for Mothercare on a launch day as Assistant Event Manager. It involved helping to manage approximately 6 people for an all day event. This included handing out freebies, face painting and holding a raffle in store.

  • Conferences

    I worked for a conference in Eastbourne and acted as a runner delivering messages and being on hand for any queries or emergencies.

  • Demonstration

    I have demonstrated many products for Garnier, including various creams in Boots and Superdrug.

  • Event Management

    I worked on a promotion event for Proplan dog food, which was a small event being held at pet and country stores. It involved managing a small team including a veterinary nurse, photographer and face painter. I had to liase with store manager and make sure everything ran smoothly. I worked on two of these events. I also worked for Cancer Research UK as an Events Assistant for 6 months. Part of this job entailed working on Race for Life events and maanging part of the event. This could be managing the start and finish or the course.

  • Exhibitions

    I have worked frequently at exhibitions in Melbourne, particularly fitness and health exhibitions promoting Slendierslim noodles.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    I covered on a Benefit stand in Boots.

  • Hospitality

    I have worked at a Beer Festival in Eastbourne serving drinks to people. I have also worked at a Mercedes Benz event hostessing and fetching drinks for people.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I have worked in many different stores providing promotional services.

  • Leafleting

    I have leafleted for a variety of different companies including Jessops and Optical Express.

  • Merchandising

    I have had experience of going into stores and arranging stands and updating information.

  • Modelling

    I have worked as a photographic model on two photoshoots in Melbourne, both wedding shoots.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have a vast knowledge of mystery shopping. I do this on a regular basis and visit pubs, bars, shops and cinemas.

  • Roadshows

    I have worked as part of roadshows, including Pro Plan dog food where I worked as a Supervisor on two dates, and I most recently worked at part of the Gillette Fusion Pro Glide roadshow.

  • Sales

    I have worked selling products to customers. I worked in retail for many years which gave me plenty of experience. I have also worked for promotion companies, including in Debehams manning a jewellery stand.

  • Sampling

    I have sampled Gernier products extensively in Boots and Superdrug.

  • Acting

    I did Drama at school and got an A at GCSE. I also acted in several school productions and attended a weekend Theatre School for several months. I have been in promotional video campaigns.

  • Car Driving License

    Full clean license

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I am confident using Word and the internet and use them daily. I also have experience of Excel and Powerpoint.

  • CRB

    I have been CRB checked for my current job.

  • First Aid Certificate

    I have previously completed a First Aid course - am happy to update this where necessary

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    I have a current Food Hygiene certificate, level 2.

  • Own Transport

    I have my own car.

  • Qualifications

    2:1 BSc (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology


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