- Uxbridge, GB
- £30 /hr
- Available now
An Event Manager with over 8 years varied experience organising a range of events including conferences, training days, awards parties, weddings and private celebrations and sportsmore...An Event Manager with over 8 years varied experience organising a range of events including conferences, training days, awards parties, weddings and private celebrations and sports events; across the UK, Canada and the US over 5,500 attendees. A committed and hard working individual with management skills, broad knowledge gained within the several industries and experience working for venues, charities and an independent events management company.
Owner of 'Lucy Povey - Events Management & Venue Consultation'
Area Covered: London, United Kingdom
Summary: An Event Manager with over 8 years varied experience organising a range of events including conferences, training days, awards parties, weddings and private celebrations and sports events; across the UK, Canada and the US over 5,500 attendees. A committed and hard working individual with management skills, broad knowledge gained within the several industries and experience working for venues, charities and an independent events management company.
Owner of 'Lucy Povey - Events Management & Venue Consultation.'
Job Title: Freelance Events Manager and Venue Consultant
Company: Self Employed
Description: Whether you are looking to unlock the potential of your existing venue or seeking the perfect location for your event, I can work with you to find the solution that is right for you:
Events Management - Working with companies or individuals to plan and create either a one-off or a series of events.
Venue Consultation - Working with venues to maximise income from space hire and improve the overall standard of the customer experience.
You may ask why you need me. In the current economic climate we are all under pressure to do more – and faster – so it makes commercial sense to use the right people for the right job.
Job Title: Freelance Events Manager
Company: National Youth Theatre
Description: Events Management of National Youth Theatre celebratory event at Buckingham Palace including:
-Guest relations and rsvp management
-Main liaison with Buckingham Palace and the Earl of Wessex's office
-Full logistical planning and on-site management.
Job Title: Head of Visitor Services
Company: Lyric Hammersmith
Description: I worked as the Events and Development Manager for a year then was promoted to lead a new department overseeing Front of House, Box Office and Events and became a member of the Senior Management team in April.
-Strategic and day to day management of the Visitor Services Operation, which includes welcome & care of audiences and visitors, providing the highest standards of customer service and ensuring all people buying tickets receive exceptional customer service online, in person or on the phone
-Active recruitment of businesses, individuals and other organisations to hire the Lyric and manage enquiries about Lyric spaces available
-Co-ordinating cultivation events for individuals and corporate partners including the Capital Development launch Party in June 2010, where over £64,000 was raised on the night
-To manage all Visitor Services Budgets, maximising income and minimising expenditure from external hires, the sales of programmes, confectionery and merchandise
-Responsibility for the development and implementation of frontline Customer Service Policies and administering the Lyric’s Customer Comments & Complaints Procedures
-Researching and sourcing merchandise and retail items appropriate to our programme whilst monitoring and increasing sales
-To work proactively with the Lyric in-house Café, ensuring their ranges of Food and Drink are tailored to shows and audiences and to be a Personal Licence Holder for the Bar and Catering Operation
-Taking overall responsibility for the Health and Safety of all visitors to the building including taking responsibility for all fire and security procedures, as well as reviewing and updating these as necessary.
-Line Manager for 6 permanent members of staff and 30+ contract or casual members of staff.
Job Title: Events Organiser
Company: Institute of Biomedical Science
Description: The Institute of Biomedical Science, a membership organisation based in Central London. I was brought into the organisation to manage the planning of their Biennial Congress.
-Sole co-ordination of the professional aspect of the IBMS Biennial Congress which is the largest and most comprehensive biomedical science conference in the UK. This includes working with the Institute’s specialist advisory panels to produce a 3-day multidisciplinary scientific lecture programme. I also managed the logistics for over 50 Chairmen and more than 200 speakers and currently ensure sound communication in the lead up to the event
-Maintaining excellent communication with a variety of Committees and Advisory Panels to produce an extensive conference programme
-Working with all forms of the media to promote, market and advertise the organisation
-Raising awareness of the Institute and its work at both a local and national level
-Monitoring income and expenditure against the budget allocated.
Job Title: Cycling Events Manager
Company: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Description: I joined the organisation as the sole organiser of the charity’s flagship fundraising event ‘The London Bikeathon’ and moved into the role of managing the cycling team at the beginning of 2007.
-Responsible for the organisation, development and delivery of the ‘London Bikeathon.’ The management of this sponsored cycle ride requires meticulous attention to detail and an organisational flair. The 2007 event was a record-breaking year with over 5,500 entrants participating and a fundraising total of £530,000
-Developing relationships with corporate sponsors, donators, local authorities and community groups to expand events and maximise fundraising potential
-The planning and organisation of the annual London Bikeathon Awards party hosted by Gary Lineker including sourcing the venue, suppliers, entertainment and writing the script for the host
-Monitoring income and expenditure budget ensuring that activities are executed within agreed limits
-Business development skills including researching, contacting, and pitching to potential donators, sponsors and corporate partners. Followed by negotiations before final agreements are drawn up
-Leading on the re-brand of our children’s cycling events from concept to launch
-Producing a wide variety of marketing literature, fundraising equipment and promotional events materials with direct involvement in creative design
-Experienced in copy writing and proposal writing to secure sponsorship partnerships
-Responsible for website content and design, alongside updating the in-house database
-Management of the cycling team. Responsibilities include directing, supervising and monitoring work of the team of three who in total produce 60 events per year.
Job Title: Founder and Director of Events and Design
Company: Work 2 Live
Description: Co-Creator and Manager of own company focussing on graduate reunions.
-Manager of all event planning and logistics through to execution
-The design and production of event website and all related promotional materials
-Agreeing all pricing and purchasing decisions to ensure the company keeps costs low and gets value for money
-Dealing with suppliers, customers and banks, ensuring our relationship is productive
-Hosting one of the largest and most successful graduate reunions in the country
-Building a successful small company from scratch, including the creating the IT strategy, designing a marketing campaign, and implementing strategic partnerships
-Creating a recognisable brand that has helped W2L to see off rivals in the markets, meaning that the business is synonymous with Hull University reunions has every chance to be successful in the future.
Job Title: Events Co-ordinator
Company: Stoke Park
Description: Organisation of a variety of events including Conferences and corporate meetings, Corporate and Charity Golf and Tennis Days, Weddings and Private Celebrations, Luxury Spa retreats and residential breaks, Product and Car Launches, Magazine, Television and Film shoots and team building activity days
-Initial meetings with clients to discuss and familiarise them with the facilities and services. Followed by further appointments to discuss clients’ needs and offer advice based on previous events experience
-Negotiating and drawing up contracts and working closely with the accounts team to monitor finance
-Strong member of the sales team who successfully met targets
-Attending external meetings with potential clients and agents to present and promote SPC
-Involved in the promotion of corporate hospitality and developed a successful format for hospitality evenings for potential clients.
Job Title: Wedding Designer
Company: Frog Prince Weddings Design
Description: -Attending initial consultations with potential clients and anticipating their needs to help them to choose the right planning package for them
-Using planning and design knowledge to help the client to develop their practical and creative vision and make it a reality
-Working with the client to keep their planning process on track (time and budget wise). Offering solutions to problems and assessing which vendors will be suitable for their style and needs
-Building and maintaining good vendor relationships and negotiating contracts on behalf of the client
-On-site co-ordination and direction at weddings and rehearsals
-In-house Designer responsible for the design and production of all company marketing materials
-Drawing up itineraries, checklists and vendor contact information sheets for each client and venue comparisons and budget worksheets when necessary.
Job Title: Marketing and Events Assistant
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Description: I assisted two Product Managers in the marketing of new drugs and led on the logistical organisation needed in order enable representatives, doctors and other medical professional from the Primary care sector to attend conferences and events.
-Organising events and meetings for company employees, representatives and customers in the medical profession
-Manager of all logistics including accommodation, flights, transport, venue finding, boardrooms, exhibition stands and catering
-Met all time deadlines for conferences and events within budget thus ensuring a very high standard of client service and customer satisfaction
-Tracking of budgets of £1 million and expenses within department
-Freelance work for Boehringer Ingelheim has included the collation and editing of the final edition of the ‘Palliative and Cancer Matters’ Newsletter.
University / College: University of Lincoln
Events Manager working in Greater London