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I am a bright out going individual, a university graduate Of Leeds Met uni, am a keen sportsman. I love films, music, and socialising. I have worked in Sales and customer service but for the majority of my working career have worked in the hospitality industry. Around the time I was at university I did alot of promotion work and really enjoyed it. I did well at it too. I have held several management positions and have actually run my own business - a pub and resturant. I moved with my girlfriend to London at the begining of July 09' View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I have Sales, Hospitality and Customer service experience and acting experience. In addition to being into amatuer dramatics I also had one of the starring roles in a short-film that won country-wide acclaim winning the regional then national university produced short-film title and being shown in Leicester Square. It was called Dark Morning and I played Richard. I have worked in the promotions sector on and off for the last 5 years, It is great work to get because its always very varied. I am a very people-orientated person and pride myself on having excellent people skills. I am a very good manager and can get the best out of a team, while keeping them interested and motivated. I am a firm believer in leading by example.

Skills

Other Skills

I am currently training part-time to be a personal trainer/PT instructor. I feel and have been told that i ama good teacher and have very good people skills, i have a affinity with people and animals and can converse with anyone, a skill which i believe was honed and served me well working front of house in the hospitality industry

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have worked as a team member and an assistant manger on event days. I both installed and set-up then assistant managed an event called 'A Birds Eye View' in Millenium Square in Leeds city centre. This was an exhibition of a well-known photographers work of the beauty of the natural world as seen from above.

  • Conferences

    Working within the hospitality industry I have experience both setiing up to set specifications and running conference events. I have also attended conferences in a proffesional capacity.

  • Costume and Character

    I have done this many times, including having a love of fancy dress in a personal sense I have worked as a 118118 man in full dress in Manchester, did an In-Store Starsky and Hutch promotion with another guy in full fancy dress role-playing too.

  • Data Capture

    I have worked on Data-capturing several times both in gathering the raw data on the street and entering it all onto a database. I have done this for 'The Sports Cafe' for a survey gathering info for different holiday companies and more.

  • Demonstration

    I have worked a promo for the Playstaion game 'Rainbow 6' on the streets of Leeds. It was a granduous affair with acrobats and promo guys with playstaions strapped to their backs so the public could play the game. I have done sampling roles which i would say falls under the same heading

  • Event Management

    I have held 5 positions of management in my time and have managed countless events in hotels, bars and restuarants. I have also managed 'mangement training and team-building events. And a fund-raising golf tournament for 'Tiny Tim' the charity. I used to, on a regular basis manage the very large pool competitions that the Sports Cafe held in Leeds.

  • Exhibitions

    I have worked at the 'Motorshow' 'Max Power' and the 'Birds Eye View' exhibition events. And have taken part in both the setting up of events and working during their open hours interacting with visitors

  • Hospitality

    This is my most experience filled field I have a total of 12 years experience in hospitality. I have worked from the bottom upwards and have help positions in the kitchen, restuarant, front of house and mangement. Of the 6 management positions I have held in my time 4 have been in hospitality, I am trained in hoteliering, in bar management and operations on a wide scale. I have a degree in hospitality business management from Leeds Metroplotian University. I have also run my own business a pub and restuarant.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I have done In-store sampling roles and also A full dress an d role-play 'Starsky and Hutch' promotion, both of which are totally reliant upon good customer interaction.

  • Leafleting

    I have had leafleting experience both voluntary and paid. I have done this for the university and for my own business but also in a apid role for a now defunct club in Leeds called ' OSLO'

  • Modelling

    I have done a 'Couples' project photo-shoot with my fiancee for a budding photographers final work in their degree. We fitted the look they wanted in her final peice, incidentally they recieved a 1st Degree and are currently doing very well in the free-lance world. I have also had preliminaries and was on a shortlist for the student magzines for the 'Leeds Student' cover

  • Presenting

    Running my own business I hosted rather than doing television presenting but I feel it is the same thing. It requires the same skills and ease with an audience. I have hosted several comedy nights and many gigs and open mic nights. All of which were very popular events.

  • Sales

    I have held 2 management positions in sales and been an acting manager too. I worked for and manged a Motorworld area head-outlet at the age of 17 being made acting manger then manager just as turned 18 with 3 staff members under me. We hosted the monthly regional meetings and I both met and beat my sales targets.

  • Sampling

    I have worked as a sampler on Strongbow promotions and lipton-ice promotions, pasta sauce, mars delight to name but a few, and I have done this in Leeds, Manchester, Bradford, Harrogate , and more.

  • Acting

    Have been in serveral amatuer productions and a short film which did very well in its class called 'Dark Morning' In which I played the charcter Richard.

  • Bar Person

    I have extensive Bar experience and have run my own bar. And have recently finished working as a Bar Duty-manager at a popular Islington nightspot.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a driving liscence but at present no vehicle as I live in London.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I am fully conversant with microsoft office and can type at around 40-45 words a minute.

  • CRB

    I have been CRB checked and am totally clear.

  • First Aid Certificate

    I hold a current First Aid at work certificate valid until Nov10. In addition I have performed first aid on a number of occasions.

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    I hold a Food Hygene Certificate.

  • Public Speaking

    During my time as a bar proprietor and manager, and while at university i had to address large groups of people some were peers others random strangers. I have done this with both pre-rehearsed speeches and adlibed speeches, I also played the 'father of the bride' role at my parents second wedding and had to do the lead speech in accordance with that position, and was best man at my best friends wedding, again making a speech. I feel comfortable addressing large groups in this capacity

  • Qualifications

    HND Hospitality Business mangement 2:1 Leeds Met University HNC Physical Education Leeds Met University B-Tec National Diploma in Sport and Leisure - Merit ( Eq 3 B Grade A levels ) University of Derby High Peak Collage

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