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I have been working as a professional singer for 15 years in an acoustic covers duo, as solo artist and with a 5-piece rock covers band. Genres of music include rock/pop, blues, funk, soul, RnB and West End musicals. My musical career has enabled me to travel extensively and live and work in destinations including New York, Rome, Germany, Majorca, Tenerife and Mexico. I am a profesional dancer who is NATD and RATD trained in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and disco dance. I am also a professional actress with 15 years experience. I regularly participate in murder mystery evenings nationwide as well as role play, TIE tours and theatre. TV credits include Crossroads, Doctors, The Second Coming with Chris Eccleston, The Bill, Doctors, Cold Feet, Blue Murder, Dalziel and Pascoe, The John Lennon Story, to name but a few. I have been working in promotions for 15 years. Experience includes exhibitions, conferences, hospitality, event management, sampling, leafleting, roadshows, demonstrating, fragrance and cosmetics. Clients include Armani, Ralph Lauren, YSL, Sony, Tefal, Clinique. Most recent work includes demonstrating Tefal's Actifry unit in Curry's nationwide, sampling for Flora Proactive, promoting L'oreal hair colourants in Boots stores, and merchandising for Nestle Dolce Gusto. I have extensive experience of working in technological sales having been trained by Lenovo to promote the new Yogabook and for Intel processors in Currys, PC World and John Lewis stores. I currently also work as field sales executive for a well known telecommunications company but continue to work on promotional campaigns. Education - 9 GCSE's (8 Grade A's and 1 Grade B). 4 x A-Levels in French, History, Music and General Studies (A, B, B, C). Open University - Distinction in Business studies and social sciences. LLB (Hons) 2:1 degree from Staffordshire University, June 2011. View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

I graduated in law (LLB Hons) from Staffordshire university in June 2012. My law degree has enabled me to develop a wide range of transferable skills (analytical, organisational, presentational) as well as time management and social skills which I regularly apply to any promotional events which I am assigned to. My drive, work ethic and excellent communication skills are attributes which make me a strong candidate for any event management position.


Other Skills

Horse riding, swimming, great with children,


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Extra Information

  • Airport Passholder

    I have worked in Birmingham and Manchester airports for Lloyds TSB over period of 3 months - gained relevant security passes for access into departure terminals. I therefore know the procedure for working in airports.

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have been asistant event manager at several promotional events. Most recent work includes an Ocean Spray promotion during the 'Race For Life' event, Trentham Gardens, a road show for Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauces, and a nationwide wine sampling promotion on behalf of Vintage Inns.

  • Auditing

    I have extensive auditing experience. Most recent work includes a nationwide audit for the entire Proctor and Gamble product range in Bestway Cash and Carry stores.

  • Chef

    I acheived an A* in Home Economics. I am a product demonstrator and chef for the 'Pampered chef' franchise and hold regular parties in people's homes throughout the country. The work invlvess product demonstration and promotion and preparing dishes in front of a live audience. I also work in the hospitality industry as a waitress and supervisory role. I am silver service trained and I work closely alongside professional chefs on a regular basis.

  • Conferences

    NEC and NIA. Clients have included JCB, Sony and Proctor and Gamble. Most recent events have included a corporate function at the Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove and a wedding at The Moat House, Acto Trussel.

  • Costume and Character

    Worked on several events over the years - usually at Garden Centres during the summer as well as for The Lions Club open air events.

  • Credit Card Trained

    I was MBNA credit card trained in 2006. The training tookmplace over three days in Manchester. Work has included credit card sign ups in Manchester, Birmingham and East Midlands airports as well as in service staions throughout the West Midlands region.

  • Data Capture

    I have done data capture for Esporta and Fitness First Health clubs and for Booker cash and Carry stores throughout the West Midlands.

  • Demonstration

    I have extensive experience in product demonstrations for both technical and non-technical products. In store work has included Sainsbury's, Asda, Tesco, Wilkinsons, Homebase, B&Q, Comet, Currys, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Boots and Superdrug stores. Clients have included Pampers, Dell, Huggies, Tiefel, Sony, Braun, Breville, Sony PlayStation, Nokia, Samsung, Dell, Krups, Tassisimo, Del Longhi, Neutrogena, L'oreal and many more.

  • Event Management

    Pro-Evolution Soccer Tournament at Aston Villa Football ground 2 yrs running, Wine sampling for Vintage Inns, 0-60 mph Productions Win a Car Competition at the Potteries Centre, Stoke-On-Trent, Xmas Grotto work, Birmingham New Street train station and the Potteries Shopping Centre, Stoke-On-Trent, and for Fruit Shoot during the Race for Life 2009-10 at Trentham Gardens, Stoke-On-Trent.

  • Exhibitions

    I have fifteen years experience of working for corporate clients at exhibitions including the NEC and NIA, Birmingham. Clients have included The Sleep Council, Sony, Walkers, Nicolites, L'oreal, Samsung, JCB, Peageot, and Ford.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    I have vast experience in fragrance and cosmetics having worked for various cosmetic and fragrance counters in House of Fraser, Boots and Selfridges stores for ten years. I worked on Armani, Ralph Lauren, Cacharel, YSL, Gucci, Burberry, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, Bobby Brown, Clinique and Estee Lauder accounts.

  • Hospitality

    I have worked as a hostess for corporate clients and many NEC and NIA exhibitions during the last fifteen years. Clients have included The Sleep Council, Autotrader, JCB, Orange, Walkers, Coca-Cola, Muller, Yacult and Sony.

  • Installation

    I have worked as part of a large team installing the lighting, carpet, and plumbing sections in B&Q stores nationwide. I was required to work long shifts during both days and nights. Work involved some heavy lifting and the operation of power tools and relevant machinery. I have also installed display units for Disney childrens range in Woolworths stores and for Rimmel cosmetics in Superdrug stores.

  • In-store / Store approved

    A large quantity of my promotional experience has been gained in-store. I have been store approved in House of Fraser, Selfridges, Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide. I work regularly in Tesco's, Asda, B&Q, Wilkinsons, Sainsburys, Currys and Comet stores.

  • Leafleting

    I have worked on a large number of leafleting activities over the last fifteen years. Clients have included Vision Express, B&Q, Nicolites, Bestway, BirdsEye, Warburtons, Orange, Vodaphone and Poundstretcher.

  • Merchandising

    I have merchandised displays in B&Q stores nationwide and for Scholl in Boots and Superdrug stores. I have also worked on behalf of Disney merchandise over the Easter period which involved visiting Woolworths stores and building and merchandising a range of childrens Easter gifts.

  • Modelling

    I have completed several assignments for a bridal photographer based in Stoke-On-Trent. I have completed assignments for Ella Models, London including a Gossard campaign in 2002. I have also done photoshoots for George womens wear at Asda. I have completd work as a hand model for Nail Chic, Nails Inc and Debenhams.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have completed mystery shopping assignments for Odeon Cinemas, Vodaphone, Esporta, JJB, Nandos, Pizza Express, The Body Shop, Orange and O2.

  • Presenting

    I have been a presenter for Pampers at The Baby Show at Birmingham NEC in 2011. This involved appearing solo on the main stage of the exhibition at regular intervals throughout and communicating to an audience the benefits and products within the Pampers product range. I have presented a series of Yu Gi Oh tournaments at a nationwide event for Woolworths.

  • Roadshows

    I have vast experience of working on Roadshows with large teams of promotional staff. Most recent campaigns have included the Superdrug Summer Bus Tour for Impulse and roadshows to promote Patak's Curry sauce range, Hellman's mayonaises and Blue Dragon Dipping Sauces.

  • Sales

    Worked for Printdesigns company 2006-7 as a senior sales advisor. Work involved extensive product training, advising and assisting clients, product demonstrations, administrative duties and accounts, conference and exhibition visits plus product sourcing from China.

  • Sampling

    Nestle, Ferrero Rocher, Cadbury's, Galaxy dark alongside Sex and The City launch, Pepsi Max, Airwick, Walkers, Rowntrees, MaxFactor. Most recent sampling activity is the Wild Bean Cafe Hot Breakfast sampling roadshow at BP Connect nationwide and an ongoing alpro soya campaign to promote their breakfast product range.

  • Technology

    I am up to date with the latest technological advancements. I work regularly with Currys stores which requires me to talk to customers about the benefits of products and to assess by doing so which models are suited to a particular customers needs. Clients have included Dell, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Tefal, Krups, Tassisimo coffee machines, Braun and Oral B. I learn product information quickly and I am confident in answering customer questions relating to particular products.

  • Acting

    Hodel - Fiddler on the roof, Mary Magdalene - Jesus Christ Superstar, Chiffon - Little Shop of Horrors. Murder mysteries nationwide for private and corporate functions. TV and film credits (as above)

  • Bar Person

    Whilst being a student I have worked behind bars and in Tenerife, Spain also.

  • Car Driving License

    Full, clean driving licence

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Gained during Business Studies with Open University and also use of Excel, Word, Photoshop packages during my time with Printdesigns.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    basic typing skills - fast and efficient

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Gained in 2003 in order to work at the Good Food Show at the NEC, Birmingham.

  • Make Up Artist

    Most make-up demonstrations performed over three year period whilst working for various consessions houses at House of Fraser, Birmingham. Demos were carried out on a weekly basis.

  • Own Transport

    Own Car - spacious people mover - ideal for event management and demo work.

  • Public Speaking

    Not as such, however, due to my professional entertainment background I am used to being in the spotlight and I am not afraid to speak publicly where a particular job requires it.

  • Qualified Dancer

    NATD student gold in ballet, tap, modern jazz and disco

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    Rollerblading as a child however still competent on skates.

  • Qualifications

    A Level - History, French, Music, General Studies - B, B, B, C Certificate in Business Studies - July 07 Certificate in Social Sciences - July 07 LLB (Hons) Degree by September 2009 - Law


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