Date of Birth: 12th February 1989
2008-2011 University of Bristol
BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies- 2:1
2000-2007 St Marys School Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
A-Levels: Theology (A) Art (A) English (B)
AS Levels: History of Art (B)
Grade 8 Singing
GCSE’s- 1 A*, 5 A’s, 4 B’s, including Maths and English
1999-2000 Fulham Prep School, London, England
Proximity London June 2012- current (Account Manager)
191 Old Marylebone Road
Proximity London is one of the UK’s leading direct and digital marketing agencies. We are a part of a global network of 67 offices and over 2,500 people, but we maintain a small agency mentality. We are Number 1 Direct Agency in the UK (The Big Won Report, 2011) and we have been voted a Top 50 company by the Times Best Workplaces awards 2011. We have won various awards at John Caples, DMA Echo and Cannes every year since 2006.
Since starting my job here as an Account Exec back in June 2012, I have learned an immeasurable amount and gained a wealth of experience. Working on the Lloyds Banking Group account (which includes Lloyds TSB and Bank of Scotland) I have been shoved in the deep end, challenged and pushed. I have been immersed in the world of advertising and finance. If anything was going to set me up to be an account handler in this exciting world of advertising, it is here at Proximity.
Golley Slater Oct 2011- Jan 2012
12 Margaret Street, London
Intern, Account Management
Golley Slater is a full service advertising and marketing agency. My role was predominately assisting the account management team, which was made up of my Account Director and Account Manager, and the account we worked on was Furniture Village. As a company, we dealt with everything above and below the line, and as there were only the three of us I was lucky enough to be exposed to all the processes that took place in the department. I had an excellent experience in taking responsibility of various print ad campaigns, working with the clients and generally organising the day to day running of the management side of the company. I was thrown in the deep end and relished the learning process. By the end of the internship I was handling many of my Account Managers’ tasks, particularly when she went on holiday. The disciplines I focused on were mostly POS and brochures. I also had the opportunity to work on radio scripts and attend the recordings, to photo shoots for the Furniture Village product cards and catalogues. This experience really confirmed my love of the industry!
Clifton Cowley Group April 2010- July 2011
24 Berkley Square, Bristol
Trainee Account Executive
Clifton Cowley is a company that focuses on building innovative businesses. I worked part time during the academic term, primarily to earn a bit of money on the side of my degree, before realising that I really loved working there and I was actually getting valuable experience. I started off in the sales team carrying out sales calls. However before long, I was promoted to the position of ‘trainee Account Executive’, which allowed me to actually be in charge of my own campaigns, despite only working one day a week. I naturally gravitated towards the advertising side of the company, but I was lucky enough to also trained to understand various topics such as patenting, accounting, tax credits and engineering throughout the year. I was definitely glad I chose Clifton Cowley over the bar job! References available upon request.
Intuition Magazine Sept 2010- Sep 2011
Intuition Magazine is a leading online student magazine based in Bristol. In my third year I was promoted from 'Books Editor' to 'Editor in Chief'. I loved writing articles, but I particularly liked being in a leading position, and taking the publication forward. It was challenging but huge fun, and I learned effectively about managing a team, taking meetings and running the organisation of a small business. It wasn’t always easy- I had to learn to deal with one or two tricky characters in a large team. This to me was just as valuable as anything else that I took away with me from the role. As the magazine was based online, I acquired many digital skills, which of course are of increasing importance today.
Gold Award- Duke of Edinburgh
Bristol Marketing Course (1 Week)
Typing Speed: 82 words per minute (based on online speed test)
Public Speaking Course (5 days)
Oliver Stanley Self- Development Course (4 days)
French course, Accord, 2nd arr. Paris (intense- 2 months)
British Institute of Florence, Art History Course (3 months)
Charles Cecil Drawing course, (1 month)
Grade 8 Singing, Grade 5 Piano, Grade 5 Flute
Member of Young Enterprise Company (6th Form)
Eton Choral Course (1 Week)
Singing, Drawing and Painting, Art, Writing, Tennis, Golf, France, World Culture and Travel
References available upon request