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I am a happy, forward thinking individual who believes in living life to the full. My interests include keeping well through Pilates, Alternative Therapies and being Creative. I have extensive experience in most aspects of Promotions and Events from working in the industry for the last 14 years. Kind regards Charlotte View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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I have worked as a learning assistant/ mentor in schools and colleges for 3 years and enjoy working with children of all ages. Any job with children/ young adults would be great! I work as a stylist and personal shopper for Marks and Spencers nationwide. My educational background is predominantly Art and Design so I have a good eye for detail, I like being creative and having a hands on approach to everything-skills include: Woodwork, Textiles, Costume making and Design, Metal Work, Set construction, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printing, Drawing, Painting and Graphic Design. I have completed many driving jobs covering large areas for sales, merchandising and auditing.

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have assisted on some great campaigns and I am able to give or take direction well. I am always organised and work well in a team.

  • Auditing

    I have 12 years experience in Auditing and have worked with many brands including: Kingsmill, Kellogs, Walls, Duracell, Cadbury, Nestle, BBC, O2, Vodafone, Mc Cains, Various magazines and Newspapers, Tampax, Huggies, Beechams. Audits have been carried out in all main superstores, independant retailers and in trade warehouses. I can execute all types of reporting and have used PDA's to collect data. I am a experienced product trainer and computer literate.

  • Conferences

    I have worked on several high profile conferences including: Asda Wallmart, Marks and Spencers, Virgin, Lloyds and O2. I am experienced in delivering the highest standard of execution.

  • Costume and Character

    I am happy to dress up and enjoy costume/ character work. I have worked in a variety of roles: Childrens characters, Show girl, Roller Girl, O2 Angel, Super Hero, Mobile Phone, Christmas Fairy, Christmas Elf. . . to the more surreal 'Miss Chip' 'Buzzy the Hayfever Bee' 'Olbas Nose' and a dog for the Kennel Club promoting Crufts at Cheltenham Cineworld. All of which are great fun a bit of a change from the norm :). I have also been a story teller to young groups of children for Katie Prices book launch.

  • Data Capture

    I have 2 years experience working in Market Research for Millward Brown both on the phone and out in the field. I have also worked for various companies such as Spirit Gym, Littlewoods, Kodak stores, O2, Rayban, Esporta and Carphone Warehouse collecting personal data from potential customers. I am confident in a variety of reporting methods and understand the importance of confidentiality.

  • Demonstration

    I am experienced and confident in demonstrating a variety of products. Clients include Tomtom, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Sony and Nintendo, I have supervised my region and absorb new information with ease.

  • Event Management

    I have been EM for many successful campaigns and events and I am confident in managing a team or individuals. I have continuous work with Marks and Spencers who expect the highest calibre or results in all aspects of their events.

  • Exhibitions

    Experience includes Sales, Stand Hostes, Front of house, Data capture, Demonstrating, Sampling. Over the past 12 years I have worked at least 8 shows a year to both public and trade audiences.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    I have worked in House of Fraser and Debenhams on the counters for several fragrance launches including Hugo, Pepe, J lo, YSL, Calvin Klein, Prada and Kylie. I am confident in talking about fragrances with potential customers.

  • Hospitality

    I have experience in hospitality from working as a silver service waitress for 2 years at an exclusive Golf Club and also at high profile events for BMW, Selfridges, Intel, and many Marks and Spencers events. I enjoy front of house and working to a high standard.

  • Installation

    Having completed my degree in Contemporary Crafts I have 3 years experience installing degree show work and generally enjoy home based practical projects. I have implemented instore installations for various brands includding Lucozade, Cuprinol and Dulux.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I have worked in the following (and probably a few more!) Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's (certified) Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Staples, PC World, Currys, Halfords, Homebase, Argos, Kodak, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Selfridges, Boots, Superdrug, Focus and Mark and Spencer.

  • Leafleting

    I have leafleted for many companies and events in stores, in town centres, train stations and exhibitions. I appreciate the importance of being well informed of the leafleting subject and understanding what the client hopes to achieve.

  • Merchandising

    I have 12 years merchandising experience and have worked in all main stores including: Tesco, O2, Asda, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Halfords, Carphone warehouse, Vodafone, Homebase, Focus, Sainsbury's, Cinema's, Currys, Superdrug, Boots, Newsagents etc.

  • Modelling

    I have done a bit of modelling work for BMW Formula One at the nec, having photos taken with clients etc. Grand Prix Events working as a Grid Model on several occasions. Working on the lanes, card holding and directing. Photo calls through the day for press.I have been a hair model for GHD for the 'Summer Waves' campaign.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have acted as Mystery Shopper for: O2, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin Active, Esporta, Argos, Currys, RSPCA and Pizza Express. Role included reporting standard of service, displays and stock levels, approaching staff with product related questions and reporting results.

  • Presenting

    Most recently I have been Product Trainer for K-Swiss covering the South West. I regular work as a stylist for Marks and Spencers presenting new collectings and personal shopping in stores.

  • Rigging

    Having worked as a stage hand I have done my fair share of rigging....also on roadshows such as Lloyds Olympic Tour. I keep well and am not shy of some hard graft!

  • Roadshows

    I have recently been Event Manager for the Lloyds 2012 Olympic Roadshow which is going nationwide to Lloyds Headquarters, my role is briefing new staff at each venue on their duties and aims of the tour, ensuring the Olympians are managed well throughout the day and to create a real buzz for the Olympics!Also have been on the Marks and Spencers Body shape jeans tour.

  • Sales

    I enjoy working to targets and I like the challenge in sales. I have a variety of experience from door to door sales (British Gas of which I have passed a field sales training course) to working with some great brands such as Microsoft, Tomtom, O2, Vodafone, Nintendo, and Fat Boy Beanbags.

  • Sampling

    I have sampled many beauty brands from moisturisers, deodorants, fake tan, to make overs in Boots, House of Fraser and Debenhams. Brands include:Sure naturals, L'Oreal, Max Factor, Mc Cains, Sabai, Kleenex, Johnny Walker, Carlsberg, Walls, Nestle, Dove, Lynx, Garnier, Kellogs, Tuborg, Bacardi, Baileys, Playboy, Barry M, Muller, Marks and Spencer + many more!! I understand the importance of product knowledge and that I am representing the brand.

  • Technology

    Clients include Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Hewlett Packard, Kodak, O2, Windows Mobile and Tomtom, Nintendo Wii and Play Station 3,I like the challenge of learning about new products and I also enjoy making it clear & simple for customers and staff to understand.

  • Van Sales

    I have worked for a local company selling gym passes and equipment to local businesses. Enjoy the challenge of targets and no problems in working alone.

  • Bar Person

    Experienced in Bar work having worked abroad for 2 Summers and on various high profile Hospitality jobs. I have also worked on bars at festivals.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a full, clean driving licence and access to my own vehicle at all times.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I have worked on several Microsoft campaigns including the Vista launch. I am experienced in demonstrating different makes and models of PC'S, Laptops, Digital equipment, Games Consoles, Mobile Phones, MP3'S, GPS, Printers and HD Televisions in stores and at exhibitions for both trade and public. (please see Demonstration section)

  • Face Painting

    I have completed a Face Painting course and have worked at parties and festivals over the past 3 years.

  • Make Up Artist

    I have worked for Max Facor, L'oreal and Garnier conducting in store make overs and sampling other items such as Tinted Moisturisers, Eye creams and Foundations.

  • Own Transport

    I have my own transport at all times.

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    I have been a 'Roller Girl' for a couple of jobs now including a Carphone Warehouse product launch and a Lynx event night.

  • Qualifications

    12 GCSE'S C and above GNVQ ADVANCED in Art and Design. Product Design. BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION ART STUDIES. City and Guilds Counselling Part One and Two. BA HONS Contemporary Crafts and Designs Centrica Field Sales course.

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