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I recently completed a 20 mile night hike around London (Sept 2012) to raise money for the charity ‘Maggies Cancer Care Centres’. I also ran the Herts 10k in aid of Grove House Hospice Care (October 2012). I have a keen interest in complementary therapies and I have completed Diplomas in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage from 2005 to 2009. I also enjoy cooking and entertaining. I regularly volunteer at various events organized by the teachers and PTA at St Dominics Primary School Harpenden


Dynamic Marketer and Social Media Content Creator. Vast experience working independently.  Proven track record in Relationship building, Business Development and Marketing.Positive outgoing personality.Confident and competent in written and verbal communication.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Marketing & Social Media Manager

St Albans Credit Union

  • Design, Implement and follow up email and phone marketing campaign to St Albans businesses, creating awareness of the credit union services and benefits
  • Record all communication with prospects and outcomes
  • Establish and implement St Albans Credit Union Social Media Presence
  • Generate and regular posting of interesting content, including customer testimonials and shared content from relevant websites e.g  'the Money Advice Service', 'Which?' and others
  • Build up credit union audience following
  • Design and create new marketing material
  • Providing input and new ideas of all aspects of marketing carried out by the credit union at regular marketing meetings with Directors
  • Developing relationships with local businesses to raise awareness of the benefits the credit union can offer employees
Jan 2008 - Present

Website Design & Online Content Creator - Property Manager

Villa Vadee

Remotely Managed Family Holiday Villa Business based in Thailand

  • Coordinated all aspects of Website design including all written text and images
  • Established social media presence through Facebook and Twitter
  • Identified relevant villa rental websites to market villa and generate bookings
  • Budget control, staff management, tax returns, cost analysis , establish revenue streams, turnover and profit targets
Jan 2007 - Mar 2009

Tutor in Business & Complimentary Therapies

West Cork College of Beauty Therapy

Private College based in Ireland tutoring UK approved beauty and complementary therapies

  • Developed a tutoring model to train students in Business Awareness and Complementary therapies
  • Contributed towards establishing a reputable business in West Cork
  • Maintained compliance and accreditation to ITEC UK,
Sep 2003 - Sep 2005

Business Development Manager

O Sullivan Safety

Company information:

O'Sullivan Safety is Irelands leading supplier of Personal Protective clothing and safety equipment.

·Established a substantial market share for the company in the Munster region of Ireland

·Completed all government tender documentation relating to the supply of Personal Protective equipment for various government departments

·Analyzed customer behavior to improve company revenue and profit margins

·Influenced prospective clients to move from existing suppliers and choose O Sullivan Safety as a single source provider

Oct 2002 - Sep 2003

Account Manager

Canon Business Solutions

Company information:

Canon Business Solutions provides integrated systems technology that comprise one of the strongest solutions portfolios in the document management industry

  • Developed new business for Canon Consumable Products
  • Maintained existing customer relationships and managed customer database
  • Responsible for maintaining margins and monthly targets
Nov 2000 - Nov 2001

Marketing Executive

Logica Mobile Networks

Company information:

Logica is a business and technology service company, employing 41,000 people
  • Managed marketing support function for Logica Cork Product Centre (CPC) products.
  • Managed the CPC marketing content of Logica intranet
  • Built relationships with regional sales and marketing teams to promote CPC products
  • Promoted CPC suite of ‘over the air activation products’ including its SMSC which could be utilized in GSM,TDMA and CDMA network technologies
  • Represented Logica at ‘CTIA Wireless 2001’ in Las Vegas
May 1997 - Nov 2000

Sales Office Supervisor

O Sullivan Safety

Company information:

O'Sullivan Safety is Irelands leading supplier of Personal Protective clothing and safety equipment

·Managed Top 30 accounts through relationship building and influence

·Managed telesales staff in achieving profit margins, individual and team targets

·Deputized for senior management in completing company administration including completion of all tender documentation related to the supply of government departments.

·Promoted Company products at seminars

·Analyzed customer behavior and profit margins.

·Won a trip to Thailand in 1999 for exceeding target


Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Learndirect Luton

IT Skills

BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

(ECDL Extra) (ITQ)

OCR Functional Skills in Information and

Communication Technology at Entry 3

Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

Bachelor of Business Studies

Cork Institute of Technology



Sean Cronin

“Marian's diligent work at Logica Mobile Networks in the very demanding Marketing arena lead to successful sales into North American Network Operators for our CDMA and TDMA OTA and SMSC systems. Her understanding and awareness of the technical features and benefits of the products made it easy for her to promote them to non technical audiences. I can recommend her for any demanding marketing project where creativity and innovative thinking are needed.”November 13, 2012

Colin Metcalfe

'Marian is contributing significantly in marketing the benefits of the Credit Union to the wider community. She is creative, enthusiastic and committed.' 22nd Nov 2012