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A highly competent & resourceful event & project professional with over 30 years’ experience, primarily in the areas of media, sport, entertainment & leisure. I ran Chris Evans' life for the most crucial 5 years of his life (the Britpop years) as his executive assistant so I can run, sort out, source, manage or create anything. Spent 4 years managing major events teams, including exhibitions & stands, for Tactical Marketing Division of network provider o2; This nationwide role included event & conferences also included database cleansing, managing leafleting teams at exhibitions and on the streets. I was Food & Beverage Manager for corporate party for 14,500 people. For the last 8 years I have been event manager & team leader for numerous fmcg sampling road shows work included truck driving, rigging & de-rigging managing teams of up 32 BAs. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Ran alternative nightclub in the West End; opened up japanese nightclub in Dusseldorf, Germany hiring & training staff setting up systems etc.; Was Chris Evans personal assistant for the 5 years of Britpop; Event managed wedding in Thailand

Skills

Other Skills

Sailor (RYA trained), used to driving high performance cars (Ferrari 550 Maranello, Bentley Brooklands, Porsche, Jaguar XK8 etc), holds personal Digital Tachograph card & CPC licence; Speaks conversational French & Italian, basic German, Spanish, Greek & Thai. Chef, silver service waitress & technical trainer.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    Batiste dry shampoo sampling road show; Lindt Hello chocolate campaign all over London; Knorr Flavour pots at Foodie fairs (also drove 7.5 ton truck)

  • Auditing

    experience across major supermarket chains for FMCG manufacturers; REL trained & certificated.

  • Automotive

    HR Owen & Bentley trained; worked with high performance cars in the City & at shows throughout the country. Worked with Nissan at their experience centre at the o2 Dome; Mercedes with local dealerships promotions away from the dealership.

  • Chef

    Haute cuisine trained, extensive restaurant, directors dining room & event experience. Plus demonstrating & presenting for Brita water filters at festivals & Marks & Spencers & John Lewis in store.

  • Conferences

    o2 tactical marketing team; Ginger TV/Virgin radio; British Academy of Film & Television Art; multi-lingual hostess (German & Italian) for international pharmaceutical conference.

  • Costume and Character

    Have been Sparky for Somerset County Council throughout a month's tour in the summer.

  • Data Capture

    o2 tactical marketing team; Smokefree nationwide campaigns; Sky Go; NHS dental registration; HR Owen-Bentley; Novartis Wormpatrol tour; Kit Kat tour; Barny cakes; Mercedes activity etc.

  • Demonstration

    Seagate external hard drive in PC Worlds, Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet in PC Worlds & John Lewis stores, Alcatel mobile phone demostrating in independent stores to sales staff. Conferences & exhibitions for o2. Originated script and presentation for Dragon Naturally Speaking software with their marketing team and utilised it in PC Worlds & Currys plus John Lewis stores.

  • Event Management

    Sodastream, Eat Natural, Davidstow Cornish cheddar, Flu vaccine awareness with British Lung Foundation, Mr Kipling, Nescafe(3 separate brand tours), Novartis Wormpatrol,Justin Beiber & 3 separate Rhianna perfumes) The Guardian, NHS activity (Chlamydia testing, Smokefree & dentist registration campaigns), Lookwalker event management, Esher rugby club, Hyperactive events (Vodafone annual party for 14,500 people).

  • Exhibitions

    o2 tactical marketing team exhibitions at Earls Court, NEC, BICC etc, BAFTA, Livescribe at Freshers Exhibition Olympia. Numerous B2B and public exhibitions for World Pay Zinc during a 6 month contract as Tactical Business manager

  • Hospitality

    Grosvenor House, managing events for various catering & hospitality agencies, Esher rugby club Food & Beverage manager, Hyperactive events (Food, Beverage & Finance manager for Vodafone's annual party for 14,500), British Academy of Film & Television Art

  • Installation

    o2 tactical marketing team various exhibitions & events throughout the UK, roadshows for RPM, Engage/Ambient Media & Elevate agencies.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Contact-able marketing (Flora & Bukta), Sainsburys accredited

  • Leafleting

    managing leafleting teams for major National newspapers, Vodafone, online Poker, o2 tactical marketing team, Esher rugby club, numerous shopping centres throughout the UK

  • Merchandising

    In Sainsburys, Waitrose, John Lewis, Tescos, Morrisons & Asda for many fmcgs companies; Contact-able (Bukta in Top Shop Oxford Circus)

  • Mystery Shopping

    in convenience stores, garages, perfume shops & supermarkets

  • Presenting

    Nationwide relaunch roadshow for Sodastream - video interviews too, Esher rugby club, Ginger TV, Virgin Radio, British Academy of Film & Television Art. Presenting & chef for Brita water filters at Festivals & for Marks & Spencers Food Board directors.

  • Rigging

    o2 tactical marketing team various exhibitions nationwide, RPM & Elevate roadshows, NHS Smokefree sets, Chlamydia testing sets, Sodastream roadshow set up.

  • Roadshows

    managed nationwide relaunch for Sodastream driving car & pulling trailer, o2 tactical marketing team B2B & retail, various nationwide cheese campaigns, Eat Natural, Nescafe Barista, Novartis Wormpatrol, Justin Beiber & 3 separate Rhianna perfume nationwide roadshows

  • Sales

    Harrods, Eden Park clothing, Alcatel mobile phones (Contact-able,

  • Sampling

    Contact-able marketing (Flora); Tefal (cooking the food); Eat Natural cereal bars; Mr Kipling; Davidstow Cornish cheddar; Grana Padana cheese; Justin Beiber perfume; Nature Valley; Clinique; Barny cakes; Oreo cookies: Lindt chocolate; Britney Spears perfume; 3 perfumes for Rhianna; Kenco Millicano-2 types wet & dry sampling; Nescafe (3 separate brands); Barefoot Moscato wines;

  • Security

    Close protection for Chris Evans & various celebrities -Ginger TV & Virgin Radio; looked after Ahha at their UK launch at BAFTA, plus looked after many celebrities whilst at BAFTA, keeping public & press at arms length & arranging discreet exits.

  • Technology

    Seagate External hard drives, Wacom Bamboo graphics tablets, Western Digital external hard drives, o2 tactical marketing team (BlackBerry, PDAs & mobile phones) demonstrating new mobile phone hand sets for Alcatel(Contact-able marketing) in stores. Business sales manager for World Pay Zinc devices on 6 month contract.

  • Acting

    Originally with amateur dramatics then for roadshows, walk ons for tv etc.

  • Bar Person

    Have been working in bars on & off for 30 years & was assistant manager of West End night club & Food & Beverage manager for Vodafone's annual party as well as 18 months at Esher rugby club

  • Car Driving License

    Clean driving licence & holds digital Tachograph card & CPC licence

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Word for windows, Powerpoint & Excel; competent BlackBerry user & previous demonstrator.

  • Face Painting

    For Easter Egg hunt participants - simple designs

  • First Aid Certificate

    First Aid at work certificate

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Food safety Level Two

  • HGV Driving License

    I am an experienced truck driver, driving up to 7.5 tons; hold digital Tachograph card & CPC licence

  • Motorcycle License

    I can drive mopeds & scooters up to 100cc.

  • Own Transport

    Own Golf gt tdi .

  • Public Speaking

    Running nationwide roadshows, interviewing the public for videos, demonstrating cooking dishes in stores and on roadshows, various event mangement engagements, Annoucements at BAFTA, speaking on exhibitions stands for o2. running Business 2 Business club for Esher rfc.

  • Qualifications

    A levels English, Economics & History; 10 'O' levels including English Language & Literature, Maths, Economics, Geography, Art & Human Biology

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