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I am a trained actor, so am used to dealing and interacting with people from all walks of life. I've worked to a very high level in the acting field and I use the same diligent approach to my promotional work. I am experienced in working with Luxury Brands, and am adept enough to vary the approach to products/campaigns which are not, whilst leaving the customer with a Luxury Brand experience. I have worked on many different campaigns from sampling food and drink to demonstrating electronics and home appliances, to fragrance and make up. Sage by Heston Blumenthal have promoted me to become their Customer Service Guru, training new staff members. For a Ketel One Vodka promo, the client said they only wanted me as their host for all their events. M&S requested me for the wine shows, even when the agency staffing the event was changed. I'm a do-er, and have fun while doing it! View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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Other Experience

I am an actor which enables me to be outgoing and engage with the public on a regular basis. I'm able to engage with people of all ages, races, colours and creeds.

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First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    2008 - NHS MMR campaign. 2009 - Ketel One Vodka. 2009/2010 - NHS Smokefree campaign. 2010 - Taste London. 2010 - Rioja Tapas Fantasticas event.

  • Costume and Character

    Brand Ambasador 2008-Dressed as a chocolatier/chef whilst sampling for Lindt

  • Credit Card Trained

    I have worked extensively in retail (Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Libertys, Harrods, John Lewis, Peter Jones etc) and used the tills and credit cards on multiple occasions.

  • Data Capture

    Team Leading 2008-2010 - Extensive Data Capture for NHS promotions for smoking cessation (Smokefree), and a campaign for the MMR jab. Team Leader 2010 - Ideal Home Show data capture for Virgin Media. Team Leader 2010 - Copella Fruit Juice at Hampton Court Flower Show. Brand Ambassador 2010 - Skyride, Ealing. Brand Ambassador 2011 - Taste of Spain Event. Team Leader 2013 - BMW at Henley Music Festival.

  • Demonstration

    Brand Ambassador 2009 - EA Games for apple at the iTunes Music festival at the Roundhouse. Team Leader 2009/2010 - In store Demonstrator for Sanyo camcorders. Brand Ambassador 2010 - EA Games for FIFA 2010 Team Leader 2010 - In store demonstrator for Casio Digital Cameras in JLP Brand Ambassador - 2011 EA Games. Team Leader 2011 - In store demonstrator for Casio Digital Cameras in JLP Brand Ambassador 2012/3- Samsung Domestic Appliances in Harrods Demonstrator 2013- present Sage Kitchen Appliances in JLP and Harrods

  • Event Management

    Managed 2008 - the Sky Sports Freewheel event in St James' Park. Managed 2008-2010 NHS smokefree campaign. Managed 2010 Perrier campaign at graduate fashion shows in Shoreditch. Managed 2010 Rioja 3 day event at South Bank. Managed 2010 Perrier bar at Imbibe 2010 Managed 2010 Perrier events in bars in Shoreditch Managed 2010 Sky Ride Central London Managed 2013 Sainsburys Olympic Anniversary Games

  • Exhibitions

    Brand Ambassador 2001- 2009 - various trade shows including Decorex, 100% Design and Top Drawer. Brand Ambassador 2010 - Baby Show. Team Leader 2010 - For Virgin at the Ideal Home Show. Brand Ambassador 2011 - For LG at Grand Designs. Brand Ambassador 2011 - For M&S at The Wine Show. Brand Ambassador 2011 - For Ryvita The Ideal Home Show Christmas

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    Brand Ambassador/Team Leader 2005- 2009 Extensive work for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics in Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Have also worked for Lancome, Tom Ford, Armani Prive, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder.

  • Hospitality

    2009 - Hosting/Guest List for Ketel One Vodka at Taste London 2010 - Marks and Spencer, Taste London 2010 - Natwest One Day Test Matches 2011 - Marks and Spencer Wines

  • In-store / Store approved

    Harrods, John Lewis Oxford Street, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Peter Jones.

  • Leafleting

    Brand Ambassador 2008/2011 - Leafleting for Grazia magazine, British Gas, Carnaby Street events, Visa, O2, Makers Mark Premium Bourbon, Nissan.

  • Modelling

    Hair modelling for Gregor Schumi. 2008 Judge for Face of Asia Modelling competition.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Looking to do some.

  • Presenting

    Looking to do some.

  • Sales

    1996-2010 Cosmetics, Fragrance and Fashion in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Liberty. 2008 - 2010 Managing the Hersheon Blow Dry Bar in Westfield. 2010-2011 Casio Digital Camera sales. 2011 Grand Designs for LG washing machines. 2011 Health Lottery 2012-2013 Samsung Home Appliances in Harrods 2013- present Sage in JLP and Harrods 2014- Soda Stream in Selfridges.

  • Sampling

    Lindt, Pink Lady Apples, Fosters, S&N Breweries, Nescafe, Ketel One, Fairy Non-Bio, T K Maxx, Mumbai Spice, Makers Mark Premium Bourbon, Marks and Spencer Wines, Perrier, Ryvita, Grano Padano Cheese, Kroenenberg, Clover Lighter, Kenco Millicano, Galaxy Chocolate, Whittards Hot Chocolate, Tea India, Wing Co, Lipton Ice Tea, Danio, Twinings Tea.

  • Technology

    Brand Ambassador 2008-2009 - In store Demonstrator for Blackberry Brand Ambassador 2009 - Demonstrator for HP. Team Leader 2009/2010 - In store demonstrator for Sanyo camcorders. Team Leader 2009/2010 - In store demonstrator for Casio cameras. Brand Ambassador 2011 - In store demonstrator for Nikon. Brand Ambassador 2011 - Demonstrator for HP. Team Leader 2012 - Samsung Hope Relay App Hero. Brand Ambassador 2012 - Samsung Home Appliances in Harrods.

  • Acting

    2 award nominations for the lead role in Bombay Dreams, lead in BAFTA winning TV series Dead Set.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Can use PC and Mac using Windows and basic XL

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Hygiene Cert

  • Qualifications

    BA Hons in English and Drama

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