Kelly Sanchez

Kelly Sanchez

Conference Coordinator at Grass Roots Meetings & Events
Lives in London, United Kingdom
over 6 months ago

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Enthusiastic and hardworking individual looking for opportunities in the events industry in Geneva. Trilingual in Spanish, English and Catalan with work experience in 3 different countries including; Spain, UK and Finland

Experience

  • Conference Coordinator

    Grass Roots Meetings & Events - London, United Kingdom

    Administration & General
    May 2018 - July 2018

    Worked as a venue sourcing coordinator, serving to high profile companies such as HSBC, Barclays and Morgan Stanley. Managing multiple enquiries against tight deadlines. Liaising with venues, sourcing appropriate meeting spaces and uploading venue proposals onto the company’s internal system. The role involves dealing with the clients and suppliers on daily basis. Getting the best venue hire rates possible in order to keep the clients’ events within budgets and ensure their success and attending venues’ openings, networking events and keeping up to date with venue trends in the market.

  • Erasmus and Career advisor

    University of Greenwich - London, United Kingdom

    Management
    September 2017 - May 2018

    Part of a specialist team in the Business School Employability Office (BSEO) that provides support to students in order to increase their employability and professional skills. Responsibilities: Responsible for promoting the Erasmus program amongst students. Creating, delivering and assisting events to promote the program. Creating social media content to communicate the features of the program and incentive students to undertake the experience. One-to-one meetings with students to support them with the application process. Achievements: Successfully increased the awareness of the Erasmus programme amongst students through clear communication and creative marketing strategies

  • Event Planner and Digital Marketer

    Pidelaluna - Palma, Spain

    Events
    July 2017 - September 2017

    One of Majorca’s leading events agencies, working across a range of prestigious venues such as Auditorium de Palma and Teatro Principal, delivering private, institutional and corporate events. Responsibilities: Responsible for developing and delivering successful digital and social media marketing plan to help the company reach effectively its target audience and acquire more businesses. Creating, developing and assisting various events. Dealing with suppliers and providing clear communication to clients. Creating media content and writing blogs as part of the communication plan. Responsible for writing marketing and event proposals to potential clients.  Achievements: clear success of the digital and social media marketing plan as target market were reached, two new clients were acquired and social media followers were increased in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and therefore higher

  • Hostess and Waitress

    Hard Rock Cafe - Helsinki, Finland

    Catering
    September 2016 - June 2017

  • Head Caddy

    Swingers - London, United Kingdom

    Recreation & Leisure
    May 2016 - August 2016

    Unique and vibrant venue located in the city of London, serving professionals from prestigious organisations such as banks, insurance and stock broker companies. It can be hired for large scale events with personalized event experiences. Responsibilities: managing the caddies through clear communication and delegating tasks. In charge of the well-being the staff and ensuring the correct closing of the golf courses. Provided high-standard service to customers and great experience by assisting them through the golf courses with a very friendly approach and outgoing personality.  Achievements: Started as a caddy and promoted to head-caddy within a month due to hard-working, management and communication skills and excellent feedback from customers.

  • Hostess

    Cabana - London, United Kingdom

    Catering
    October 2014 - May 2016

    Fast-paced restaurant with various locations across England. Cabana, Stratford brings the Brazilian friendly atmosphere and delicious cuisine to Londoners. Responsibilities: Organised the bookings for the day and welcomed guests. Responsible to make customers’ experience enjoyable and gathered feedback. Managed the time frame for events reservations by communicating with the staff to ensure further event bookings are seated on time.  Achievements: Assigned as the Christmas event coordinator to increase Christmas event bookings by organising the bookings during this period and working towards the target set. Responsible for contacting different companies via email to offer the Christmas menus available, also communicated face to face with local businesses to promote and market the Christmas offer which successfully hit the target set.

  • Learner Consultant and Event Organiser

    Westminster Kingsway College - London, United Kingdom

    Management
    April 2014 - June 2014

    Part of a busy team that advised students regarding their course choices and supported them through the ​application process.                                                                                                         Responsibilities: Managed student data through Excel by updating individual students’ records with contact details. Supported students and answered queries regarding courses available and college applications and assisted in arranging a wide variety of events and activities for students. Achievements: Proposed and organised new events that kept students excited and increased their participation in the school activities and generated positive feedback from students.

  • Front of house and Assitant Events Manager

    Devonshire Terrace - London, United Kingdom

    Events
    September 2013 - August 2014

    Located in the heart of Liverpool street, serving as a venue for prestigious companies’ events such as Aon. Responsibilities: Hosted and seated guests in a busy and fast-paced environment. Assisted with various events held at the venue including; meetings, launch parties, networking events, staff parties, and weddings. Communicated with clients and event managers to define event plans to meet the client’s needs, agree budget and dates. Targeted potential clients and pitched the venue as a company Christmas party venue. Achievements: Promoted to assistant event manager as showing passion for events, organisational, communication and people skills and excellent customer service. At the end of every event most clients provided feedback that showed their high satisfaction with their events’ outcome.

Education

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Spanish
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Catalan
    Professional working
    60%

Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer-service
  • Determined individual
  • Excellent people skills
  • Structured and Organized
  • Team work
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