- Watford, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I am a confident, loyal, trustworthy and dedicated individual with a flair for organisation. I have worked to extremely tight deadlines in a highly pressurised environment. Imore...I am a confident, loyal, trustworthy and dedicated individual with a flair for organisation. I have worked to extremely tight deadlines in a highly pressurised environment. I have the ability to multitask and possess strong communication skills. I am experienced and at ease dealing with all levels of management and have organised events in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.
Area Covered: St Albans/Hertfordshire
Industry: Event Management
Job Title: Assistant Vice President
Company: Credit Suisse First Boston
Description: Joining the Investment Bank as a Roadshow Officer; I worked with senior management on international multi-location presentations. From the initial brief I developed a full itinerary for the roadshow incorporating researching and booking venues, technical services and interpretation, flights, accommodation, ground transportation, food and beverage. Interacting with external clients and senior management within the company. Roadshows were arranged throughout Europe, Australisia and the US. Travel with the group was carried out on occasions. Having achieved early promotion to Assistant Vice President, I moved in July 1998 to the Corporate Events Department. My responsibilities were: meet with event host to discuss objectives of event. Respond with comprehensive proposal and complete budget. Wholly manage the event from conception to reconciliation which included: managing all party discussions, project planning, liaison with client, destination management companies,
production companies and suppliers. File management, site inspections, venue
recommendations, travel and people logistics, delegate information, all communication and information transfer, detailed project management documents and reporting. Negotiation of contracts, budget control, briefing all parties, onsite event management, delivery of each individual programme and presentation of final cost analysis. Deputising for Head of Events in his absence.
Reason for leaving – career break raising two children (now of school age)
Job Title: Event Manager
Company: International Financial Strategy Ltd
Description: I co-ordinated managed events, training courses, UK visitor programmes and international conferences for the company and clients in the financial services sector.
My responsibilities included: preparation of clients proposals, liaison with counterparts in Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and departments of the British Government to set up and run training courses abroad and in the UK. Liaison with Ambassadors regarding presentation ceremonies and being on-site for the duration of the event to ensure its smooth running.
Clients : British Know How Fund (Embassies in Bulgaria & Hungary), British Overseas Development Administration, The World Bank, The International Finance Corporation. Events organised in the UK, Eire, Middle East, Europe, North America, Central and Eastern Europe.
Job Title: Event Manager
Company: Cadogan Management Ltd
Description: I joined as a Conference Organiser where my duties included: administration for the production of financial conferences. In July 1993, I was promoted to Event Manager where I co-ordinated managed events in the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors together with internal senior management meetings and corporate hospitality events.
I negotiated and secured the largest client contract the company had achieved to that date. I also co-ordinated an event involving a member of the Royal Family.
Additional Responsibilities - Quality Manager [October 1993 - December 1994] reporting to the Chief Executive and Board of Directors. I wrote and produced the Quality Procedures and Quality Standards Manual to satisfy BS 5750 quality standards. I co-ordinated and helped implement BS 5750 to the Company, conducting regular system audits. I also prepared regular reports to the Board and chaired progress meetings for staff.
Clients : BBC, National Audit Office, Hill Samuel Asset Management, BUPA, Thomas Cook and the Prudential Corporation.
Job Title: Internal Communication Co-ordinator
Company: BET PLC
Description: My responsibilities included: to ensure the development and efficient operation of communication channels throughout BET, I maintained mailing/distribution lists of senior management and designed and produced internal documents using desktop publishing.
I helped co-ordinate communication committee meetings and internal presentations including conferences, induction events, employee share option scheme presentations, chairman and director location visits. I also co-ordinate internal [staff] and external [customer] road shows both in the UK and North America.
Job Title: Director's Secretary
Company: ASBAH (Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus)
Description: My responsibilities were full secretarial duties including conference and travel arrangements, organise meetings, minute taking, liaison with professionals, families, voluntary organisations, local government offices and celebrities.
Job Title: Product Advisor
Company: White Stuff
Description: In November 2009 I joined the fashion retailer White Stuff and became a Product Advisor; a part-time role which I am enjoying. I also have a major role in the store customer events.
Education Summary: LCCI Private Secretary's Certificate
GSE A'Level : Business Studies
LCCI Secretarial Studies Certificate
GSE O'Level : English Language, English Literature, French, Business Studies
CEE : Office Organisation and Typewriting
CSE : History, Biology and Shorthand [90 wpm]
RSA : Typewriting Stage II