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I'm an actress, I have a lot of experience within this area. I co-run a comedy night and am starting up my own theatre company and I enjoy performing improvisation and stand up. I also write comedy material. I have experience in role play, murder mystery, mic work and costume/character work.  I have a lot of experience within the promotional industry including Meet and Greet, Sampling, Leafleting, Event/Exhibition, Demonstration, Merchandising, Team Leader, Hospitality.I have a lot of experience, in particular, with food sampling, liquor promotions including many whisky promotions/selling experience and also customer service. I have a degree in Psychology and a post graduate diploma in Acting. In my free time I like running, climbing, martial arts and salsa dancing. I also enjoy going to the theatre, cinema and different events. I have also walked in the London to Brighton Challenge and walked up Kilimanjaro. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I am an actress and have a lot of experience in performance. I am a stand up comic, MC and Improviser. I perform at Murder Mystery events and role play. I have been CRB checked and it was recently renewed for my airport pass. I have a food hygiene certificate. My working life has included working in a solicitors as a legal secretary then para-legal. I have worked for a call center and have worked in an Internet cafe and working for Urban Chill doing the five minute massage, as well as experience in sales, sampling, leafleting, food handling, demonstrating work, working at exhibitions and big events.

Skills

Other Skills

Having been involved in Customer Service I am used to dealing with the public, working in an international airport gives you a wealth of experience when dealing with people, finding out their individual needs and how best to communicate with them.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Airport Passholder

    I have a wealth of experience in promotional work having worked in promotions for several years. I work for an agency that work at Heathrow and Gatwick, World Duty Free, i have been working here for over 8 years. I am a consultant and an agency team leader. My tasks include organising the agency staff, meet and greet activities, customer service, various product knowledge/promotions/sampling/leafleting and costume work, organising stock for promotions, Team Leader.

  • Costume and Character

    Whilst at the airport I have worked as a Beefeater for Glorious Britain, I would encourage customers to come into the shop and help promote products. (2009-2010)I have been Santa's helper and most recently been a Pearly Queen and BadCop Lego Man (2015). I also perform at Murder Mystery events.

  • Data Capture

    Mini for Motorshow Various activities for World Duty Free.

  • Demonstration

    Nesquick coffee maker (2009) Worked as a Toshiba demonstrator in PC World (2006-2007) Philips PerfectCare Irons (2013- ongoing) JTC Omniblend (2015 - ongoing)

  • Exhibitions

    I have worked for Mini at the Motorshow (2009) Data capture Wyke Farm Cheese Windsor Show (2009) Winter Wonderland, Winter Pimms (2008) Philips Avent, Baby Show (2012, 2013) Flora Cuisine, Jubilee Hyde Park

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    World Duty Free summer fragrance, (2007-2012)

  • Hospitality

    Suman Marriage Bureau (2008, 2010)

  • In-store / Store approved

    At Heathrow and Gatwick Airport, Tesco, Boots, Wembley, John Lewis.

  • Leafleting

    I have performed various leafleting activities throughout the years. I do a lot of leafleting for World Duty Free on an ongoing basis. Debenhams (2006, 2007) team leader M and S (2005) Adidas (2008) StreetPr various (2011 onwards) and on various times for Tesco and Sainsburys

  • Merchandising

    B&Q, Sleek, International Greetings Cards.

  • Presenting

    At Heathrow airport for World Duty Free on mic.

  • Roadshows

    Ocean Spray

  • Sales

    Toshiba (PC World) (2008, 2009) World Duty Free -various Liquor promotions (ongoing)

  • Sampling

    World Duty Free including Dewars, Pimms, Baileys, Jameson, Smirnoff, Absolute, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Zubrowka, Plymouth Gin, Balvenie, Chivas, Hardy's, Nestlé and Summer Fragrance. (ongoing) Sainsbury's (2007-2009), Plymouth Gin (2006), Hot Pockets (2006), Winter Pimms, Wild Bean Cafe, team leader (2008, 2009), Wyke Farm, Ocean Spray (2008, 2009), Splendor ( 2008) to name a few. Arc sampling in Tesco's, many products (2012- ongoing)

  • Security

    AVSEC security at the airport.

  • Technology

    Toshiba Motorola (2007) JTC Onmiblend Philips PerfectCare Irons

  • Acting

    I have a wealth of experience in acting, i have both film and theatre experience. I perform Improvisation and work for two Murder Mystery companies. I own my own theatre company and have producing experience.

  • Bar Person

    I have a lot of experience running and working in the sample bars at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Part of this role is making the serving cocktails.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a driving license.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I can find my way around a computer, i am a quick learner.

  • CRB

    I have been checked as i work at Heathrow airside.

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    I have completed an online certificate when i sampled for Sainsbury's

  • Qualifications

    BA Degree in Psychology (Hons) University of Liverpool Post Graduate Diploma in Acting Drama Studio London

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