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Experience Summary

As an enthusiastic,versatile communicator I enjoy working just as much on my own, as for part of a team. I've enjoyed successful careers, mainly in the Travel, Fashion and Sales industries and feel I could bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to any company, product, brand or service. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Travelled extensively over a 3 month period visiting Sainsbury's stores throughout Ireland, Northern England and Scotland, on my own, taking photos of the public holding the Paralympic Torch in-store.

Skills

Other Skills

Brought up in my family's hotel where I was trained as a Silver Service Waitress.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    Events Assistant for many Sainsbury's management training events. Responsible for collating and distibuting all teaching materials for each module. Liaising with the facilitators, presenters and venue staff. Ensuring training event kept to schedule.

  • Automotive

    Promoting and giving information a variety on car models to potential customers and encouraging them to visit the local dealerships.

  • Conferences

    Registration of delegates at conferences and Awards ceremonies. Helped in overall co-ordination. Mainly worked on conferences for Sainsbury's management conferences, training and Awards ceremonies.

  • Credit Card Trained

    Field Sales - Promotions/Advisor at many locations throughout the U.K. inc Airports, Shopping Malls, In-Store and Outdoor locations for - Easy Jet, Tesco's, Sainsbury's and National Trust Credit Cards. Five years experience 2008 onwards.

  • Data Capture

    Captured data for Viscount loft and wall insulation to ascertain whether consumers were eligible for free or dicounted government grants on their home insulation.

  • Demonstration

    Demonstrated and promoted Tefal Actifry in many Comet and Curry's stores. Prepared and cooked food in-store. Worked for Oral B re-chargeable toothbrushes. Demonstrated, Promoted and Sold during a 10 week campaign in a Boots store. Achieved and exceeded sales targets earning a high performance sales bonus.

  • Exhibitions

    Eighteen years experience - mainly at Womens Fashion Exhibitions throughout U.K. Regularly attending Pure(London) and Moda(B'ham)in a Model/Sales role. Most recently I was the main Lead Generator for an exclusive Holiday Parks company working at many venues and shows throughout the UK including the NEC. Worked at the Good Food Shows, Wedding shows and also worked on the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, gathering personal data from crew working on Superyachts, for a Crew Training company.

  • Hospitality

    Brought up in my parents family-run Hotel where I gained experience in all aspects of Hotel and Catering. Worked as an Air Stewardess to a senior level for Monarch Airlines for 8 years.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Many promotions in Boots, Debenhams, Tesco's Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and Asda. Ranging from L'Oreal shampoo promotions and data capture, Venture Portraits promo's and sales to in-store Credit Card Advisor. England/ Scotland

  • Leafleting

    Have leafleted for Gold Buying companies also for Northern Rock - to attract customers 'instantly' into their premises.

  • Modelling

    Approximately fifteen years experience as a showroom/exhibition stand model. Regularly worked at major Womens Fashion events, also at John Lindsay's(Fashion Agent) main showrooms in Belfast and Dublin.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Worked on behalf of a company mystery shopping Car Dealerships in Northern England.

  • Roadshows

    On and off over two years for the Digital T.V. Switchover Roadshow event. Travelled extensively throughout northern England and Scotland

  • Sales

    Worked in Fashion Trade and Retail Sales since I was eighteen in U.K. and U.S.A. Have sold many products, Brands and Services since

  • Sampling

    Worked mainly at exhibitions inc. many Good Food Shows sampling Liquours and Conserves. Also prepared and sampled sandwiches and snacks in the Co-Op, and Wild Bean Cafe.

  • Technology

    Demonstrated/promoted/ the launch of the Super Mario 2 game on the Nintendo Wii. Encouraging customers to trial and buy.

  • Bar Person

    Have worked in 3 bars in total,including 3 months in a Ski Resort bar in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

  • Car Driving License

    Yes, I hold a clean driving licence.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I am confident on the computer.

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Yes, I hold the level 2 Food and Hygiene Certificate.

  • Own Transport

    Yes, I own a Peugeot 2008,Crossover.(2015)

  • Qualifications

    Leeds College of Art and Design - Foundation course(Art/Design), Millinery. International Yacht Training Fort Lauderdale - Megayacht Interior Operations course.

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