- City of Westminster, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
Charles Stuart-Hunt, freelancer, (CSH Consulting) is a successful former bookseller (Dept.Head Hatchards), bookdealer, book publisher (Kimber), directory publisher (Newman Books)more...Charles Stuart-Hunt, freelancer, (CSH Consulting) is a successful former bookseller (Dept.Head Hatchards), bookdealer, book publisher (Kimber), directory publisher (Newman Books) Advertising Manager(Directory Profiles), editor Ferrari's Drivers), copy-editor (Ferrari's Drivers), proofreader (Ferrari's Drivers)and published co-author with Piero Passet, of the English version of Ferrari's Drivers (Fenu, William Kimber,1980) with many years' general book trade, independent publishing and media monitoring experience. In the media intelligence sector (Cision UK, formerly Romeike & Curtice) from 1992-2008, he was leader of the night reading team division (then Press Express) Sales Manager at Press Express, and Senior Business Development Executive with Cision, who offered monitoring, analysis and evaluation services and software licenses across printed and broadcast media, including the internet and social networks, to clients ranging from government departments and international corporations, to leading charities, book publishers, event managers, PR companies and celebrities. With a wealth of knowledge and experience on which to draw, Charles is well- placed to offer consulting advice / fee based services in all these fields.
The company provides a professional consultancy and freelance project fulfilment service to both individuals and businesses, and its services are designed to be cost-effective, enabling clients to achieve their objectives. Charles will take on projects lasting from 1 week (minimum) to 3 months on an hourly fee, weekly fee or monthly fee basis, depending on the nature, relative ease or complexity of the work required to be done or his work schedule. Long-term (or standby) assignments are by negotiation/agreement.
Area Covered: London based but not limited to this
Work Experience Summary: CHARLES STUART-HUNT
49 Stockwell Green, London SW9 9HX
Tel: (H) 020 7737 1906/Mob: 07906 783 576
Experienced commercially aware publishing executive with proven record in very challenging environments. Positive communicator and motivator whose key strengths are an organised creative approach coupled with successful negotiation skills, resulting in profitable solutions for the company. Prior experience in bookselling.
• Book Publishing
• Book Buying
• New Business Development
• Media Monitoring and Evaluation
• Senior & Key Account Management
• Client Relationship Management
• Client Retention
• Public Relations
• Crisis Management
• Campaign Development
2008 to date. Freelance consultant (CSH Consulting) March 2011 - , Volunteer, British Red Cross bookshop, Chelsea, SW3, Jan 2011 - .
Completed Art History Diploma London Art College. Distinction (Feb’10). Developed sales and marketing plan for e-commerce venture, bought & sold modern and rare first editions online @ Alba Books via ukbookworld (2010) & new business research project for Cashzone plc over 4 month contract(2010).
1992-2008 Cision UK Ltd, London (formerly Romeike & Curtice)
2006-2008 SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Managed top earning key accounts (Corporate, Government and PR Agencies) and further developed sales opportunities. Cision UK are the largest Media Monitoring and Evaluation company in Europe. Reported to UK Sales Director. Made redundant October 2008.
• Exceeded 2007 top earning key accounts sales target by 15%, generating £1.1m+turnover.
• Improved relationships with customers, winning back clients lost due to company production problems in 2007.
2001-2006 SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Promoted to manage top earning key accounts. Reported to Sales Director.
• Exceeded target every year, best year was 15% above target.
• Opening five/six new accounts a week for short term campaigns with 75% sales conversion rate generating over £200k new business.
• Generating over £1m turnover with major PR agencies selling press monitoring and analysis, evaluation & software products, bespoke evaluation services, and both broadcast and internet monitoring services.
• Winning back over £50k business from competitors in six months and retaining accounts over following five years.
1998-2001 KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER (Romeike & Curtice)
Promoted to manage PR Industry sector (150 top PR companies). Reported to Sales Manager.
1993-1998 SALES MANAGER – Press Express
Promoted to Sales Manager (a position created for me) with brief to increase client base and sales.
1992-1993 OVERNIGHT READING MANAGER – Press Express
Lead the night reading team, identifying, cutting and distributing to clients by fax and courier, articles from National and key regional press.
1991-1992 EDITORIAL & PUBLISHING RESEARCH (Freelance)
1989-1991 SALES & MARKETING MANAGER, European Property Investments
1988-1989 ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE, Shropshire Publications
1985-1988 ADVERTISING MANAGER, Directory Profiles Ltd
1983-1985 PUBLISHING MANAGER, Newman Books
1981-1983 ADVERTISING SALES AGENT, Self Employed
1976-1980 HEAD OF PUBLICITY William Kimber Ltd with brief to maximise positive coverage for all William Kimber’s authors to increase sales. Consistently achieved with national and regional press coverage, overseas coverage and national and regional broadcast coverage.
Co-author English version I Piloti di Ferrari (Ferrari’s Drivers) Fenu, Kimber 1980
1972-1976 Specialised in fiction and biography sales before becoming HEAD OF HISTORY Department and DEPARTMENT BUYER, Hatchards, Piccadilly
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & TRAINING
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint.
Certificates of proficiency awarded
A level English Lit and six GCEs..
Diploma (Distinction) History of Art, London Art College Feb 2010
Single Driving Licence
CHARLES STUART-HUNT 49 Stockwell Green, London SW9 9HX
Tel: (H) 020 7737 1906 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Summary: Diploma (Distinction) History of Art, London Art College (awarded February 2010). (Written essays available on request)
Educated to A level standard. A level English Literature.
4 years with Hatchards Booksellers Piccadilly (Dept.Head)
4 years with William Kimber (Publishers) Ltd (Publicity Officer and assistant William Kimber. Co-Author, copy-editor, proofreader English version I Piloti di Ferrari (Ferrari's Drivers) Fenu, publ. William Kimber 1980
3 years Directory Profiles Ltd, Advertising Manager British Expatriate Handbooks series
1 year (contract) Newman Books Publisher, Editor, Researcher and Advertising Manager, Directory of Commercial & Industrial Property Contacts
16 years Cision UK Ltd. Senior Business Development Executive
Media Monitoring services sales, telesales,account management.
Computer literate with internal certificates of proficiency on a number of courses including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Freelance publishing consultant