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SAM TRAYFORD 77 Beacon Tower, 1 Spectrum Way, London, SW18 4GL Mobile: (44) 7765 232 756 Email: Trayfs@Hotmail.com Event Management, Marketing, Project Management Personable, efficient, with a great attention to detail. I am keen to further expand on my knowledge and further challenge myself within the events industry. I am looking to move on from my current job role and in to a more challenging role with more opportunity for growth and career development. Having had experience as an event manager both in Hong Kong and London I have a wide knowledge of a variety of events ranging from sporting events, charity events to weddings and large international corporate conferences. Having worked in a number of sectors in the event industry it has given me an in depth understanding of all aspects of an event. I am a goal-driven person who always looks to exceed expectations. I am a very personable individual and I take pride in my communication skills, understanding the value of that both internally and externally and at various levels of business. One of my key goals is to be in a position to implement my own ideas within the current business philosophy to drive growth in the company. With my initiative and attention to detail you will get results. AREAS OF EXPERTISE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SPONSOR MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC PLANNINGCLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT TEAM MANAGEMENT NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTMARKETING BUDGET CONTROL EVENT LOGISTICSEVENT MANAGER April 2016 to PresentBeluga Catering, LondonBeluga Catering is a high end catering company based in London providing bespoke menus for a wide variety of events. Beluga employs 10 permanent staff. Responsible for the overall running of events occurring on a daily basis Responsible for ensuring food standards are kept to the highest level Responsible for all staff on event Responsible for event setup and ensuring all suppliers have completed their jobs In charge of stock control Responsible for event budget ensuring it is not exceeded I was the main on site manager for a number of large weddings catering 100+ people Developed a new seating plan system for events Developed and implemented a new food service method to ensure a faster and more professional service In charge of the day to day up keep and maintenance of event locations. completing ad hoc administration for various events Took 6 months off to go travelling to the US ASSISTANT CENTRE MANAGER Jun 2015 to September 2015CMT Learning, Bristol (Manchester United Soccer Schools)CMT Learning runs leading residential English language and sports camps in England for children and teenagers aged 8-17. Based in Bristol the business employs around 10 permanent staff and up to 100 when camps are operational. Responsible for allocating all bedrooms for players and staff Responsible for collating player travel information ensuring their arrival and departure information is correct and transfers are in place Responsible for all onsite communication via email Responsible for all onsite equipment including kit, radios, keys, petty cash etc. Responsible for organising all summer excursions including tickets and transport Responsible for recording staff hours and reporting back to Head Office with regards to payroll Responsible for any disciplinary action or player problems that occurred Was main liaison between venue and all onsite CMT staff and coaches Implemented a new registration system to increase onsite efficiency Identified areas for improvement and allocated staff accordingly Daily communication with the players allowed me to give further encouragement and assist them with their English developmentOPERATIONS TEAM Dec 2014 to Jun 2015Academy Furniture & Marquee Hire, SurreyAcademy Furniture & Marquee Hire is a service that offers a wide range of furniture and marquees to the wedding and hospitality industry. Based in Surrey the business employs between 10-20 employees. Responsible for processing orders Responsible for on-site setup and logisticsBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Jan 2014 to October 2014 Kit Concierge, Hong KongKit Concierge is a start up business that offers a fitness wardrobe solution for health and style conscious traveler who are committed to staying fit while away from home. Based in Hong Kong the business has recently expanded into the UK and US markets. They employ between 5-10 employees. Responsible for expansion of the brand in the US market. Responsible for identifying market trends and developing market strategies. Responsible for identifying and securing new US accounts and servicing existing clients. I was the lead sales representative in charge of directly contacting clients over the phone and arranging meetings. I had a large input into the Kit Concierge sales pitch and proposal for clients I was on the ground in the US following up on all client contacts, new and existing. I built tailor made packages for each client to best suit their needs and to secure a sale I secured 2 new major hotel clients in the US within the first month EDUCATION GODALMING COLLEGE 2 A Level Qualifications in Physical Education and Business. CITY OF LONDON FREEMENS SCHOOL 9 Higher Level GCSEs AWARDS Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award COMPUTER SKILLS INTERESTS Microsoft Office, Mac, Internet & Email Football, skiing and travelling EVENT MANAGER July 2011 to June 2013 Laxton Events, Hong KongLaxton also has offices in both Singapore and Australia with associations in Dubai with a total of 10 full-time staff. Commenced as an event coordinator and promoted in a year. I obtained an in-depth understanding of organising an event from start to finish with hi-end clients. Organised Savills Professions Sevens charity fundraising tournament. This included sourcing corporate teams from companies in the financial and business district, organising on-site logistics and entertainment. Organised the charity fundraising dinner for the Ben Kende Foundation. Responsibilities included sourcing a venue, arranging speakers, silent auction and collating the guest list. Organised Carlsberg global brand relaunch party. Responsibilities included full accountability to the client and their associates/vendors, including managing expectations through weekly status and budget reporting and all on-site logistics on the event night. Organised Hong Kong Football Club Citibank International Soccer Sevens. Responsibilities included securing sponsors and ensuring their expectation were met, full budgetary control, managing all logistics for the 8 international teams, organising 2 event dinners for 500+ people and all on-site logistics and team management during the event. I was part of the lead team in charge of all marketing collateral for the Soccer Sevens. Organised Jones Lang LaSalle International Directors Conference. Responsibilities included souring all locations for the conference, seminars, dinners, evening events and hotels. Involved heavily in decision making regarding conference setup and technical layout and presentation. Organised De Beers International Directors Conference. Responsible for arranging all travel and accommodation plans for 200+ directors from 5 continents. Responsible for conference set-up and all dinner and evening events. Assisted De Beers with decision making on hotels and restaurants and had full budgetary control. Using the knowledge and experience gained from one event I was able to cut costs for repeating clients. I was able to improve onsite efficiency by introducing new strategic plans and re-allocating tasks.BAR MANAGER September 2007 to June 2011The Fat Fox, PortsmouthStarted off as a part-time bartender before being offered a full-time manager role within 6 months. Responsible for staff scheduling Responsible for daily reports of taking and reconciling the tills Responsible for inventory control