ABOUT ME

 

Profile

 

A seasoned company director with 18 years experience in the Import/export sector. My experience in business, voluntary work, and the BBC have provided an informative insight in event management and media operations. I also lead a free award winning walking and running group for adults based in London. 

Work

Experience

 

 
​May 04 - Present
  • Procurement: sourcing products on behalf of clients, and preparing documentation relevant for export/Import sector, as well as assisting in key export negotiations

  • Responsible for Accounting tasks such as VAT Returns and company bookkeeping

  • Prepared quotations in the form of a Proforma Invoice

  • Dealing with clients in sectors such as Governments, Law, Media, Pharmaceutical and Natural resources

  • Social media pages & web design: managing quintexuk.com 

  • Worked with companies from around the world, particularly China,

  • Nigeria, India, Dubai and Europe

Run with Andy® - Founder - May 17 - Present

AP Security (APS) Ltd - Steward - Mar 16 - June 16

  • Provide directions to customers

  • Greet customers and check tickets

  • Provide excellent customer service and assist with public queries

  • Ensure customer safety within Wembley Stadium

 

BBC Watchdog - Researcher - Oct 09 - Nov 09                 

  • ​Responsible for administrative tasks for the Watchdog Production team as well as opening and logging audience correspondence

  • Finding stories which have been sent in to Watchdog for researchers to consider for future shows and delivered tapes to and from UNIT post production house

  • Assisting on film shoots, which consisted of runner duties as well as participating in the live studio broadcast

  • Data-entry of individuals personality tests on behalf of BBC `Child Of Our Time`
  • Producing Watchdog styled 3 minute documentaries using the Sony Z1 camera and researched archived clips from other shows to be used in future shows

Events 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Apr 19 - Jul 19

  • Working alongside the Venue Media Manager on the day to day operation of a media centre

  • Assist media, and ensure that they have everything needed to capture the action (interviews, quotations, footage)  

  • Support the media team at press conferences and mixed zones in each venue

  • Provide operational support to the Venue Broadcast Manager and the Broadcast Team as they capture images to beam across the globe

We Day UK - Mar 14 - Mar 19

  • Escorting and registering media to specific areas in the venue

  • Host and facilitate media activities in the press room

  • Work alongside the talent team to greet and host talent during their time in venue

  • Manage the schedule of WE Day speakers or performers to ensure they are where they need to be within the venue throughout the day

  • Communicated talent arrivals, drop-offs and media room check-ins to the production team

  • Ushering talent to their scheduled red carpet and media interviews 

  • Followed the producer’s cues throughout the live red carpet broadcast regarding talent call times and schedule changes

Crisis at Christmas - Dec 13 - Dec 18

  • Help for the homeless charity; general volunteering duties i.e. serving food, cleaning, CV help, clothing handouts, personal care, main door and outside security

Silverstone Circuits Ltd - Apr - July 15

  • Provide directions to customers and check tickets

  • Assist with public queries, ensure customer safety within the grandstands

 

Pride London - Jun 15

  • Responsible for crowd control, spotting and reporting any incidents, providing information and creating a good atmosphere

 

IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 - Sep 14   

  • Scrum participant; setting a Guinness World Record for the worlds largest scrum of a total of 1,008 people recorded live

 

Tower of London Poppies - Aug 14

  • Planting ceramic poppies to reflect World War 1 centenary commemoration

 

Rugby World Cup 2013 - Sep - Nov 13

  • Handing out flyers inside Wembley Stadium before kick off

  • Visited the Houses of Parliament; represented team 13 in photo shoots with MPs

  • Interviewed by BBC London News in Wembley Stadium, representing team 13 

 

BigIF Event - Jun 13

  • In charge of marshalling people up the viewing platform

  • Planted spinning flowers, with each flower representing each person who suffers from hunger

 

UEFA Champions League Opening Ceremony - Apr 13 - May 13

  • Volunteered and rehearsed at the Hive Football Centre, Edgware, and Wembley Stadium alongside 500 other volunteers under Director Hamish Jenkinson, and Mass Movement Choreographers Andy Turner and Jonny Grant

 

LOCOG – Olympics and Paralympics Opening Ceremony  

Mar 12 - Aug 12

  • Volunteered and rehearsed at 3 Mills Studios, Dagenham East, and the Olympic Stadium alongside 10,000 other volunteers under Artistic Directors Danny Boyle, Toby Sedgwick, Bradley Hemmings, Jenny Sealey, and Movement Director Kevin Finnan

Skills & Training

 

  • Proficient In Office 03 - 17 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Access

  • NCFE Level 2 certified in Spectator Safety

  • One day emergency first aid at work with 3 years HSE certification

  • Sage 50 payroll accounts course with Grover & co. chartered accountants

  • HTML5 editing for web design

  • Assited BBC Sinhala and Tamil world service, finding and editing news articles 

  • BBC online production health and safety course exploring safety matters, responsibility issues and risk assessment

  • Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) 

Languages
  • Elementary Level French, German and Hindi 

 

 

Education & Interests
BSc (Hons) Business Management

​Sep 05 - Jun 08

  • Subjects: Business, Economics, Accounting (ACCA), Statistics, Information Technology & Management modules

 

My Interests and activities include: playing football, cricket, rugby, swimming, and being an Asics Running Club Member

  • Charity runs - Sports Relief; Osterley Park 10k; Run Through 10k; British 10k; Vitality 10k; 2014 Virgin London Marathon, Silverstone Half Marathon, Tough Mudder, Mens 10k Survival of the Fittest as well as being a registered bone marrow and blood donor for Anthony Nolan

  • Travelling and working abroad on business trips to Austria, Czech Republic, Scotland, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Singapore

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