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Brands and Approvals Manager/ Event Manager

Personal Profile

I am a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) in Festival, Events and Hospitality Management and I am now the multifaceted Brands and Approvals Manager, Events Manager & PA to the Managing Director. I am in charge of all aspects relating to event approvals for global brands such as Warner bros., Hasbro, Cartoon Network, LEGO and many more. Having lived in the UAE for over 20 years, I am very familiar with the country and have a complete understanding of cultural and religious sensitivities.  

I am a team player and thrive the most when working under pressure.   I am diligent, accurate and well organised which are important assets when ensuring complicated projects are managed to everyone’s high expectations. Delivering a quality, on-time, flawless product is important to me and I will put in whatever time and effort is required to deliver these results.   I am articulate in my verbal and written communication. I am keen to learn, and make a difference.

Work HISTORY

May 2017Current

Invent Creative Event Solutions

Brands and Approvals Manager/ Event Manager
  • Liaising with 23 different brands to ensure that all event design, technical drawings and marketing communication are approved before any event goes live
  • Account manager for LEGO events - Comicon Dubai, Mall events, KSA Toy Festival
  • Liaising/managing regional and international offices on event brand approvals
  • Development, planning, organising live events in shopping malls/government festivals
  • Training event staff to work in a professional manner on all events
  • Secretary to the Board of Directors
Feb 2016- August 2016

The Tontine Hotel

A university placement to gain events experience in a professional working environment. Worked closely with small teams to organise hotel event. These mainly included weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties. Most valuably I gained important experience on how to run my own team and event.
November 2014

90's Charity Event

Organized a charity event for the Scottish Associations of Mental Health (SAMH).  In a small team we planned then coordinated a 90's themed event.  Sourcing the venue, designing the invitations and marketing the event were some of my main duties.  We managed to raise over 5,000GBP for charity. 

August 2013

Reading Music Festival Volunteer

Working closely with the Reading Festival organisers Festival Republic, I played a part in creating a good atmosphere at the Reading Music Festival. Jobs included assisting festival goers with any questions and queries, working with Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams to ensure all festival goers were safe.
Dec 2011March 2012

Me and Reilly, Dubai Events

Assisted in Events for exclusive children's birthday parties in Dubai.  Helping with set up, catering and supervising events. 

Education

Sep 2013June 2017

BA (Hons) Festival, Events and Hospitality Management

Edinburgh Napier University
Sep 2011Jun 2013

International Baccalaureate - 29 Points

Jumeirah English Speaking School Dubai

English Language and literature HL (5)
Music HL (5)
Theatre HL (6)
Environmental Systems and Societies SL (4)
Maths SL (4)
French SL (4)
Theory of knowledge/Extended Essay (1)

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