Summary

I have dedicated the last 10 years of career to the creative industry. My honest and down to earth approach, diversified through my enthusiasm, ambition and creativity has delivered a proven track record with an outstanding reputation within my specialised industry. I’ve got up close and personal with success since launching my career after graduating with a Diploma in Business Management. I've been part of the creative industry for 10 years and spent 9 years with one of the world's largest Christmas lighting manufacturers. Utilising my experience, knowledge, strengths and skills set, developed the ideal platform to launch my own business within the creative industry. The Christmas lighting industry is very niche and has armed me with a dynamic set of skills. I can sell a product but yet project manage. I am very creative but yet highly organised. I am grounded but yet ambitious. I can lead by example but yet follow my leader. I can keep my cards close to my chest but yet I can snap hard. I I have a very diverse approach which means I can collaborate with all walks of life. Using my emotional intelligence I can easily adapt my personality to the environment. In the last 10 years I have successfully delivered a large number of high profile projects and worked alongside strategic decision makers. I own a honest and proffesional attitude and work to tasteful high standards ensuring quality is never comprimised.


Expertise


Designing and supplying high quality bespoke Christmas lighting concepts and project managing from the initial concept to completion.

Delivering innovative solutions through the monitoring and evaluation process.

Identifying clients needs through an understanding of their business philosophy.

Creating and building strong mutual beneficial relationships.

Experience

  • ARRO Lighting and Events, 2014 - Current

    Creative Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2015 - 2015
  • Blachere Illumination UK, 2005-2014

    Project Sales Manager
    21 - 100 Employees 2015 - 2015

    Responsible for maintaining and project managing key accounts within various postcodes throughout the UK.  

    Supported the delivery of marketing strategies deliver marketing strategies.  Performed various prospecting methods to attract new business.  Directly managed all internal departments to ensure project deadlines and customer expectations. were completely fulfilled.    Face to face meetings with clients/prospects. Carried out site survey's to initiate new projects/sales.  Presented projects to secure business.  Supervised all procurement tenders within my remit.  Managed sub-contractors to ensure project deadlines were met. Administered every project from the initial design brief right through to installation process.  Created new working relationships, strategic alliances and associations.Built on existing relationships to retain repeat business.

    Example of Customers:

    Aberdeen City CouncilNewcastle City CouncilDublin City BIDNorth Lanarkshire Council Angus Council Highland CouncilFife CouncilFalkirk CouncilDumfries and Galloway CouncilLeeds City Council North and South Tyneside CouncilTennants LagerBalfour BeattyBlack LightFort Kinnaird Retail ParkMalcolm Innes DesignBalmoral Hotel


Education History

  • Business and Information Management

    Adam Smith College, 2001 - 2004
    2015 - 2015

Qualifications

ECDL Qualification

Sandler Training - Proffesional Sales Training


Interests and Hobbies

Self help books, networking, health and fitness, music (indie dance, indie rock, country, folk), art and history, following entrepreneurs, learning and developing, movies, drawing, playing the guitar.


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