- Surrey, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Designing & making unique gifts for us to also dispatch to our corporate clients customers
My feedback is nil at present as I am a newbie to this site. However, I hope my brief biography encourages prospective clients to consider me a worthy contender for the work theymore...My feedback is nil at present as I am a newbie to this site. However, I hope my brief biography encourages prospective clients to consider me a worthy contender for the work they have to enlist and entrust to a freelancer such as myself.
Born some years ago in the last century somewhere in leafy Surrey, I attended a well respected grammar school and threw myself with gusto into the workplace earning those all important pennies to enlarge my vinyl collection! Oh my...last century and vinyl makes me sound older than I feel. A few years of commuting to London took its toll on such a young woman and I thought there had to be more to life than lining someone elses pockets and spending half of my waking life counting buildings on the same railway line day in, day out.
I had always been creative, artistic and a risk taker. Why not put those talents to good use I thought, conduct some research and ask the bank for piles of money to set up my own business. Much to my surprise they coughed up the cash! My cash flow forecast was a hit and so I became the proprietor of a theatrical hire business. Bought the premium on a shop lease, stock, shop fittings and hey presto the beginning of self employment began.
The business was so successful that when I wed and had my first child I sold the business as a going concern.
Thirty years and four children later I still enjoy the flexibility and responsibility of self employment. I have basically stayed within the realms of events, parties and special occasions throughout and now have a successful business supplying hand crafted gifts, flowers, candy buffets and all aspects of the 'event' genre for individuals and corporate clients.
My creativity extended to another form of self expression when my husband died in 1994. I had always been able to pen business letters and was quite a dab hand at poetry, but when my family suffered our loss, it came to light that there was no literature for children going through the process of bereavement. Computers were not the necessary piece of household equipment in those days, so my fingers tapped away at the electric typewriter and I wrote some articles on the subject.
Sometimes life experience and an eye for good grammar can outweigh the professional qualifications. I enjoy writing about America, particularly Las Vegas. The trials, tribulations and joy of bringing up four children is worthy of many an article. The 'How to...' be a single mum and self employed woman has been the subject of many written pieces.
Of course creativity and personal experience is not enough to run a business or write freelance, without discipline, accuracy and a passionate desire to complete each task as one to be proud of.
Area Covered: Surrey, Kent, London
Work Experience Summary: I have enjoyed the responsibility and flexibility of being self employed for over twenty five years. At present I run a successful online business through my web site supplying hand crafted gifts such as nappy cakes, gift gateaux and candy related products. Apart from my vast range of items I enjoy the challenge of designing unique bespoke products for private individuals and corporate clients. The day before joining this site I was asked to design a small gift for a corporate client that can be dispatched by me to their clients, which incorporates their business cards and advertising material. A small gift gateaux with chocolates, ribbons and shrink wrapped was approved.
As well as the gifts I have been event planning,supplying flowers, decorations, centrepieces,candy buffets, favors and all related products and services for weddings, galas and similar events for many years. My prices are most competitive without comprising quality, which is why I believe the business is successful along with the personal service provided.
My creative skills extended to writing articles in the mid nineties. Life experiences have given me much material to write about. Bereavement, bringing up four children partly as a single parent and the trials, tribulations and joy of what those four special people have brought to my life. Where to go and not to go entertainment and holiday wise with children, especially America and in particular Las Vegas. I have shared my thoughts on how I coped with caring for a family member who had suffered a stroke. How to make and create all manner of unique products and cookery items, in particular cakes.
All in all I love being creative with everything I have done over the years, especially when my efforts culminate in a good read for someone or give pleasure to a client with one of my gifts or flower centrepieces.
I may be new to this site, but I am an old timer in creativity, self discipline and have a passion to finish a task to an excellent standard that pleases both myself and my client.
Wedding/Corporate/Event Planner & Freelance Writer