Katy Beadnell

Katy Beadnell

Events Assistant at Socius
Lives in Buxton, United Kingdom
over 6 months ago

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Currently studying events management at the University of Derby. I consider myself to be enthusiastic, reliable, well organised and a people person.

I work well in a team or individually and believe I would have good leadership skills. I would also state myself as diligent and motivated due to my strong work ethic and confidence to complete a task when given to me.

I have and continue to gain work experience in the events industry, varying from intimate dinners to larger scale events.

Experience

  • Front of House/Events Assistant

    Pavilion Gardens - Buxton, United Kingdom

    Events
    September 2018 - Now · 6 months

    Whilst studying at University I work as a waitress at the Café and Coffee Bar for Pavilion Gardens as well as assisting at their regular events.

  • Events Assistant

    Florentina - Manchester, United Kingdom

    Events
    June 2018 - Now · 9 months

    I joined Florentina in the summer of 2018 working events in various locations across Norfolk and Suffolk. I have and continue to work at weddings, anniversary receptions and a funeral wake for the company. My role working front of house dependent on the type includes helping with the set up, serving welcome drinks upon arrival, canapes and main food service to the guests alongside helping with the break down, assisting wherever needed. Working for Florentina has allowed me to pick up some insightful and useful tips I continue to use.

  • Events Assistant

    Student Employment Agency at the Devonshire Dome - Buxton, United Kingdom

    Other
    November 2017 - Now · 1 year and 4 months

    As part of my events experience at the University of Derby, I have the opportunity to work on events held at the Devonshire Dome. I recently helped out at the Markovitz dinner which was attended by over 600 people. I was actively involved in the event - this included setting up the event from outset, and waitressing. The event was deemed to be a great success and gave me a further insight into the importance of detail when catering for so many people.

  • Events Assistant

    Socius - Norwich, United Kingdom

    Events
    July 2017 - Now · 1 year and 8 months

    I joined Socius in the summer of 2017 whereby I have assisted at some of their events working front of house - including events such as intimate dinners, birthday celebrations and larger scale anniversary parties, amongst others. My main roles working on these events include serving canapes and main service to the guests alongside the rest of the team, helping out where possible and ensuring all guests are content. I have gained much insight into the hard work needed for a successful event. I received very positive feedback for my contributions to Socius' various events, and from this was asked to join their team for the restaurant they opened from February in 2018 where I work regularly.

  • Events Assistant

    Flair Events - York, United Kingdom

    Events
    July 2018 - July 2018 · 1 month

    I worked at a Little Mix concert for Flair events in July whereby I was behind the bar serving drinks to guests throughout the evening. I also helped with the clean down of the event for our area alongside a large team.

  • Volunteer Event Helper

    NW Brown - Norwich, United Kingdom

    Events
    June 2018 - June 2018 · 1 month

    I volunteered at the wealth management company NW Brown at their recent networking event in June. My job involved helping with the event set up, for example the bar area laying out the glasses and alcohol station. I also filled up the ice buckets prior to the guests arriving as well as checking the name badges for the guests were in place. My main role was to be a last minute helping hand to Frida (NW Brown event manager) who was running this client event. Upon arrival of the clients I served behind the bar with another member of staff as well as interacting with the guests with some being who I knew, adding a personal touch.

  • Events Assistant

    Purple Plum Catering - Manchester, United Kingdom

    Events
    June 2018 - June 2018 · 1 month

    I worked for Purple Plum catering over the two days of the Royal Norfolk Show in the summer of 2018. This involved working front of house serving the customers and being involved in various parts of the event where needed. This gave me great insight into the hard work needed for a large scale event.

  • Event Co Planner

    Coco Nightclub, Buxton - Buxton, United Kingdom

    Events
    May 2018 - May 2018 · 1 month

    I was very keen to organise an event for the University students in Buxton. I coorganised our "Summer Sesh" event at Coco Nightclub. My role consisted of being in regular contact with the owner to ensure a successful event; as well as marketing and promoting the event. On the night of our event we arrived early to make sure that everything was in place. Our "Summer Sesh" was a success - we received very positive feedback from attendees for our first major event. I was delighted that the owner of Coco asked me to return in the future. We were really pleased with the overall event and to make a profit, however learnt to avoid a Sunday in the future.

  • Event Assistant

    Goose on the loose Ltd - Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom

    Events
    October 2017 - October 2017 · 1 month

    I recently helped out at an event for Goose on the Loose (based in Shropshire) – who specialise in exquisite food and are renowned for offering excellent staff and service to their customers. I was tasked with organising the lighting for the tables, and helping with the decorations in general. I also served canapes/desserts and drink to the guests, in my themed outfit. Additionally, I was able to help prepare the dessert trays which included setting up the dry ice and decorating the desserts which was another aspect of the event I was involved with. This gave me good insight into the detail required for such a big event. The event proved to be a great success and I was delighted to be informed by Mandi (business owner) that she would like to include me in future events.

  • Tennis leader

    Virgin Active - Norwich, United Kingdom

    Other
    June 2017 - August 2017 · 3 months

    I volunteered once a week helping children aged 6-12 years with their tennis skills alongside a coach. This was possible due the fact I have gained my Tennis Leadership qualification.

  • Waitress

    Invinity, Fine Dining - Norwich, United Kingdom

    F&B service
    June 2016 - September 2016 · 4 months

    I have had experience working as a waitress at Invinity in Norwich. This is a very `upmarket` establishment which improved my attention to detail, aswell as teaching me to have a better understanding of fine dining.

  • Waitress and bar staff member

    Waitress and bar staff member - Wroxham, United Kingdom

    F&B service
    December 2014 - August 2017 · 2 years and 9 months

    I have worked as a waitress and bar staff member at the Kings Head Pub in Wroxham for 3 years with a period of time for a couple of months where I worked at Invinity. The Kings Head involves working in a fast paced environment with many holidaymakers in the summer due to the location being on the Norfolk Broads.

Education

  • The University of Derby Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Management - Buxton, United Kingdom

    September 2017 - Now

    I started studying here at Buxton Campus in September 2017.

  • GCSEs

    Notre Dame High School - Norwich, United Kingdom

    September 2010 - June 2017

    I completed and passed my English (both Literature and Language), Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Physical Education (receiving my highest grade of an A), Spanish and Geography GCSEs. My results consisted of a mix of B's and C's mostly with an A in Physical Education.

  • A levels

    Notre Dame High School - Norwich, United Kingdom

    September 2010 - June 2017

    I completed my A level exams in the summer of 2017 receiving a B, C and D grade - Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology and Psychology.

Skills

  • Confidence
  • Driven
  • Enthuastic
  • Good people skills
  • Motivated
  • Organisation
  • Punctuality
  • Reliable
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