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MILTON KEYNES BASED. Background in film/TV, as Supporting Artiste, walk-on, featured in numerous commercials, TV pro grammes, creating own direction/dialogue. Total extrovert, great at presenting at Exhibitions and Shows. Working with PA system no problem. Will take on anything, love a challenge. Expanded view on promotional campaigns A lot of instore/supermarket sampling across the board – baby food through to a variety of Alcohol, other foods promoted either straight from product pack or involving cooking and preparation. Researched and advised on product ranges to include health benefits with full explanation of what these were and how the customer could be helped. Numerous new store refurb openings on behalf of Co-op where I created displays/sampling trays of top ranges for visiting public to sample to increase instore traffic. Instore demos for Tefal, Rowenta, Soda Stream. Worked on campaign on behalf of company marketing blood glucose monitoring machines which involved research to be able to talk to customers/patients in Boots Pharmacies. Various exhibition work sampling and advising on behalf of Alpro, Chinese Green Tea company, vitamin company, chocolate and wine company. Demo and promotion for hi tech company doing Laptops, Desktops, Hard Drives, Printers, Sound Systems, Televisions, and other products like media extenders virtual tv to laptops. This has been carried out in stores including PC World, John Lewis etc plus product merchandising. 2007 was involved in project called Demo Zone in John Lewis in Oxford Street as part of a team of 10 covering 7 days per week advising and creating demos on approximately 15 high tech products. Trained with a company selling digital cash machines, promoting this product at events in Olympia and Earls Court either as Event Manager running the stand personally with client or with other promotional staff. Gaming demonstrator, having done numerous Guitar Hero on Xbox campaigns: within Hamleys conducted alone, Star Wars convention 2007 worked with Activision team, TCT Gigs at Royal Albert Hall 2008 as Team leader Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park 2008 as Team Leader, Excel conferences for Game and Game Station 2008 which also included demos of Star Wars game, new Bond game and others as Team Leader with team of 5 . Nintendo DS at shopping centre as Team Leader of 5 member team and Thorpe Park campaign 2008 as team leader, Hannah Montana on WII at Hamleys as Team Leader with 2 other team members and 2 staff members. Costume character, have food cert 2, event manager for street teams, in store cooking in store, Harrods approved, John Lewis approved. 2011 campaigns included running teams for 02 International calling cards in Home Counties, Coffee Milicano road show, newspaper promo for Sunday Telegraph and F1 Supplement for Silverstone at MK Station, van sales for Proctor and Gamble, Nivea road show. Previously initiated own company teaching computer skills 1990's, providing PA services, internet document search facility, office management. Competent on food hygiene for tasting/sampling within stores or shows either working within a team or acting as Team Leader or Event Managing. Love doing food sampling. Dont like leafleting roles and wont promote the tobacco industry. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

Presenting, working with a mic, happy around families and children, animals, etc nothing new or different puts me off.

Skills

Other Skills

Acting, role play, photography, sports: swim, dance, ski, novice sailing. Cooking, trained touch typing

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    Guitar Hero/for Activision

  • Auditing

    Magazine sales within supermarket Medicine ranges also within supermarkets

  • Costume and Character

    Worked for team of party entertainers briefly: corporate parties and childrens parties, HSBC as pompous bank customer, Humphrey the Elephant on Shopping Channel

  • Demonstration

    Involved in the Promotions and Field Marketing Industry Doing instore food sampling, outside road shows, exhibitions. Specialist adviser in high tech products: Computers, laptops, hard drives etc.

  • Event Management

    Kettle chips campaign 2007 Blood glucose monitoring systems within pharmacies Throughout 2008 booked as Team Leader on pc gaming campaigns 02 Calling Cards 2011

  • Exhibitions

    Olympia, Earls Court.

  • Hospitality

    Have done over years cannot remember brands/companies

  • In-store / Store approved

    within supermarkets - food, alcohol, etc. sampling and promo Harrods John Lewis

  • Merchandising

    Magazines/beauty products/medicines/televisions/printer/print cartridge/

  • Mystery Shopping

    Thomas Cook Alpro Pizza Restaurant Kuoni Travel

  • Presenting

    for science exhibit at NEC to large seated audience

  • Roadshows

    Coffee Milican Nivea

  • Sales

    newspaper promo campaigns event brochures

  • Sampling

    food, alcolhol, snacks, hot food, soya products, tea

  • Technology

    in store demos for pc/laptop/hard drive/printer/media servers/televisions/sound systems/etc

  • Van Sales

    Proctor and Gamble

  • Acting

    Working in film/television as a Supporting Artiste. Feature and supporting roles in commercials, dramas, documentaries, TV soaps including: long project with BBC on their programme Hot Gadgets, pho

  • Car Driving License

    full licence for manual car, held over 25 years

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    advanced ability and knowledge

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    food hygiene and knowledge of health and safety

  • Own Transport

    people carrier with ample boot space

  • Public Speaking

    Corporate IT demos, presentations at exhibitions, introductions at trade exhibitions working with microphone. Through acting, and theatre work will use script or introduce without.

  • Qualifications

    o'levels/GCSE x 10

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