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    Issabel Fisher,

    MD - Hotshots

    We were really impressed with the event and the level it was organised. We look forward to working with SFS in the future.

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    Danielle Sweeney,

    Senior Staffing Manager for Lime

    We post between 7-10 job alerts a week. The work we advertise varies from demonstration roles that require 200+ staff, to high profile campaigns that may only require several staff. I am confident that we successfully ... read more.

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Helen's Profile

Experience Summary

I have worked in the Events Industry since 2005 and have been a freelance Events Manager since 2006 working in the UK and also abroad. I am a very outgoing, enthusiastic, motivated and creative person with a wide range of experience in the Events Management and Promotions industry including working as an Operations Manager for a major Promotions Company. Using my extensive skills, knowledge and experience of this industry I am able to deliver the highest standard of client service, whilst ensuring all expectations are exceeded and all business objectives are met. My extensive client portfolio includes experience in events, conferences, festivals, promotions, sales, marketing and hostess work. Clients have included corporate, blue chip, large consumer brands and also new brand and services. I always strive to create the best possible experience for the client, staff members, and public or delegates who are involved in the event or promotion. Having excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, I am able to interact effectively with a very wide range of people. I enjoy working in an environment that challenges my skills and allows me to be creative but also brings something new each day and involves regular contact with a wide range of people. I am computer literate to a high standard and can use many different computer packages and programs efficiently, having a very good knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, SAP, CRS and Business Objects. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Cerificate in Management qualification, certified by Chartered Management Institute.

Skills

Other Skills

Worked as an Operations Manager for a major Promotions company for 1 year. Based at Birmingham airport my role was to provide sales and promotional staff to the duty free store. Role included recruitment, shift planning, client relations, gaining new clients and contracts, training staff, reports and feedback, performance analysis.

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    Assistant Event Manager for Andrex campaign at Isle of Wight Fetival. Team of 10 staff selling Andrex festival packs. Role included driving equipment to site, managing team and sales, managing money, stock logistics, activity and sales reports. Pot Noodle - Pot Noodle promotional activity including 'dwarf wresting' and both wet and dry sampling. Role involved assisting manager in setting up events area, managing stock, managing a team of 10, public interraction, prize giveaways, driving equipment to and from site.

  • Auditing

    Various Supermarket Auditing

  • Automotive

    Landrover & Jaguar - Event Manager on various events and conferences including corporate, trade and public. Including a month and half event in Paris for Land Rover. Involvement of driving vehicles.

  • Conferences

    Landrover and Jaguar - Managing visits of oversea delegates to various conferences and events. Arranging transport, meals, evening entertainment, registering conference attendees. Co-Op Conferences. - Working for GlaxoSmithKline promoting and sampling various Ribena and Lucozde products and informing Co-Op store managers about upcoming in-store promotions and activites.

  • Costume and Character

    Honey Monster - Dressed up as Honey Monster during a Sugar Puff promotion. Role included interracting with children and parents and creating a happy and exciting atmosphere around the promotional area. Peperami - Dressed up as Pepperami Fanimal for a week long promotion at Alton Towers theme park. Role involved interacting with childen and parents, distributing Peperami samples and creating a fun and exciting atmosphere around the promotional area.

  • Data Capture

    Data capture at various shows/exhibitons and conferences

  • Demonstration

    Demonstration of electrical products, food products, demos of food cooking

  • Event Management

    Various roadshows and events including corporate companies, blue chip clients and brand/product launches. Event Manager since 2006. Clients include GSK, Kimberley Clarke, Land Rover and Jaguar and many more. EM on 6 week event is Paris for Land Rover launch.

  • Exhibitions

    Good Food Show, Clothes Show, Afro Hair Show, Good Home Show, Vitality Show, plus many other exhibitions. Mainly worked as EM

  • Hospitality

    Various conference hospitality experience

  • Installation

    Installation of stands when Event Manager

  • In-store / Store approved

    Experienced in-store Boots, Asda

  • Leafleting

    Various Leafleting Experience

  • Merchandising

    Various Merchandising Experience

  • Modelling

    Hair Modelling Experience

  • Mystery Shopping

    Various Mystery Shopping Experience including Tobacco in shops and in bars, alcohol in bars, energy drinks in petrol stations, mystery shopping on various in-store promotions.

  • Off Trade Sales

    Experience in consumables.

  • On Trade Sales

    Experience in consumables.

  • Rigging

    Experience in rigging stands when Event Managing campaigns/events. Quite confident and capable of rigging a decent sized stand.

  • Roadshows

    Event Managed various roadshows for up to 12 weeks at time.

  • Sales

    Various sales experience including consumables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic products, beauty, household. Including demonstrations to encourage sales.

  • Sampling

    Various sampling experience including hot drinks, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, food, confectionary, beauty items, etc. Sampling in-store, guerilla, hit-squad, demonstration sampling, event stand sampling.

  • Technology

    Adwalkers, Samsung, T-Mobile

  • Van Sales

    Mainly experienced in drink products.

  • Car Driving License

    9 years driving experience including regular driving of vans up to 3.5 tonnes. Confident driver and happy to drive long distances.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    A Level in IT and previous jobs including a very high level of computer use. I am computer literate to a high standard and can use many different computer packages and programs efficiently, having a very good knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, SAP, CRS and Business Objects.

  • CRB

    CRB checked several times over the past 4 years - No convictions

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Level 2

  • Own Transport

    People Carrier - large car with large boot and load area.

  • Qualifications

    10 GCSE's, 2 A Levels, 1 AS Level Certificate in Supervisory Skills and Certificate in Management - both certified by Chartered Management Institute.

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