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Over the past 14 years whilst involved in promotions (and over 10 years as an event manager), I have gained many values that are essential in life. I am a confident person and believe that I can succeed in anything I do, yet I am still keen, willing and wanting to learn in order to further myself. I am a polite, professional and enthusiastic individual that finds it easy to communicate with people. I find it easy to work as an individual or as a member of a team. I am a qualified lifeguard and a former semi-pro rugby player so I am used to being part of a bigger picture. I have over 8 years experience as an events manager and have gained valuable experience managing staff and individuals. I have been driving for over 17 years and have extensive experience at driving 3.5 tonne vehicles and towing (upto 3.5 tonne combined weight). To date, I have had no driving convictions and regard myself as a competent and considerate driver. I often find myself having to drive for either long periods of time or long distances on motorways and country roads as it is essential for my current line of work. I also hold a full UK bike license and own my own bike. I enjoy a varied lifestyle and enjoy partaking in several sports. As previously mentioned I was a former Semi Pro rugby player (I have played for some of the best teams in Wales and England), am a qualified level 3 referee and am also qualified in coaching rugby. I am a qualified lifeguard, so I believe I am a good swimmer and enjoy swimming non competitively. I am also a certified PADI scuba diver. I like to travel and have a passion for films. I am fortunate enough to have featured in several television programs that have been aired on the BBC, S4C and Sky, and also appeared in a major 2011 film with Jason Statham and Robert De Niro! I have also appeared in a TV advertising campaign for the MOD and a poster adverts for WKD. I am a proficient person who always gives 100% and looks to go beyond my duties to help in any way that I can. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I have several qualifiactions including a CRB, Food hygiene and child protection. I also have various coaching qualifications and am a qualified referee and lifeguard.

Skills

Other Skills

Qualified PADI diver. Qualified Rugby and football coach (with experince in cricket, basketball and netball as well). Like to ride horeses when I get the chance and also to Ice skate. Able to ride a motorbike.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have worked on various campaigns. These include; Muller one a day, Douwe Egberts, Persil Small and Mighty and Cadburys to name a few.

  • Auditing

    AA, Duracell and Purina.

  • Automotive

    I have worked for hyundai and suzuki at various events. Plus as an event manager I have driven many different vehicles.

  • Chef

    I have worked alongside Valentina Harris for store opening and have learned several interesting recipies because of this!

  • Conferences

    For several clients/companies including Niace - E learning Guides, O2, Vodafone and Car Phone Warehouse. Also several events at the NEC

  • Costume and Character

    Silent night beds, the Milk Development Council, O2, Cafe Switch, Oral B and Pritt Stick.

  • Data Capture

    Most recently for a photographic company. Non-smoking campaigns

  • Demonstration

    I demonstrated the power of Persils' Small and Mighty at various supermarkets during the summer of 2007. I have also done demonstrations for Nintendo Wii and Playstation's 2 and 3.

  • Event Management

    I was first responsible as EM for oddbins at the Royal Berks. show. I have since been responsible for lots of various activities and campaigns including talent shows. Some include KFC, Cadbury and Blue Dragon.

  • Exhibitions

    I have worked at lots of high profile names in various exhibitions including prestigious events that only take place once every 4 years.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    I worked for Dior during 2008 and became store approved at Debenhams in Cardiff due to this.

  • Hospitality

    The most prestigious experience was at the Ipex event at the NEC. This only happens every 4 Years. I have also worked in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

  • Installation

    For Tesco and B & Q. Often involved long hours and working over night.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Debenhams, Cardiff.

  • Leafleting

    I have had several experiences of this. The latest for Human Trafficking

  • Merchandising

    I had my own area for just over a year for O2 and involved placing POS, FSDU's and engaging managers so they knew up to date features for pay and go and contracts on O2

  • Modelling

    I have been on print for WKD on 2 occasions and also 2 occasions for a local photographer for hids new studio.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have enjoyed mystery shopping for Sony, the AA and for certain bars when they have been running particular vhain promotions.

  • Off Trade Sales

    As with Sales for Monster energy drinks

  • On Trade Sales

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  • Presenting

    I have only 1 experience at this where I was a type of "dick and Dom" character enticing u14's to use a play zone for Dairylea's Extreme sports Dome

  • Rigging

    I have plenty of experience at this as it usually goes hand in hand with Event Managing. Also for Flora, Ambi Pur, Fanta and Ribena

  • Roadshows

    Mainly involved when I am an EM or AEM on tour. My last major tour being for Cadburys in 2009 and lasted for approx 5 months. Though there have been lots over the past 5/6 years!

  • Sales

    For Monster Energy. A new sports drink company that has launched in the UK in the summer of 2008. Some demonstrating jobs are sales based too.

  • Sampling

    Lots of various products that I could probably list all day long. Including; Nutella, Muller Yogurts and drinks, Sensations, McCoys, Bavaria, Nivea, starbucks to name but a few.

  • Security

    Mainly for events at Newport Centre. Though I have also been security for 2 girls whilst they were selling cigarettes.

  • Technology

    Currently have an ongoing contract with microsoft to demonstrate xbox kinect (finishes summer 2012)

  • Van Sales

    As with Sales for Monster energy drinks

  • Acting

    I have been involved in over 15 am dram productions and have also appeared in Doctor Who, Casualty, Gavin & Stacey and been in an advert for the MOD

  • Bar Person

    I have had experience whilst at the IPEX event at the NEC were I ran a small bar for the week.

  • Car Driving License

    NO POINTS!!!! (And have a bike licence)

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Have designed a fully working database using access. Demonstrated various applications and appliances such as mobile phones, laptops, vacuum cleaners and coffee machines. Was trained to train mobile phone shop employees on various hansets.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Intermediate experience with with various microsoft programmes and internet activities etc.

  • CRB

    Carried out in 2010 as for university as well as for Newport City Council (lifeguarding)

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Carried out in 2011

  • Motorcycle License

    Passed Jan 2011 (FULL)

  • Own Transport

    5 door ford focus - Zetec SV650S - motorbike Ice Skates and feet!

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    Basic experience at roller blading and ice skating.

  • Qualifications

    Cert HE - introduction to secondary education; HND Sport and Business; PADI diver; WRU level 1 referee; Level 1 WRU coach; Sports coach in 5 sports; Pool lifeguard; Safeguarding and child protection certified.

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