Adrian's Profile

Experience Summary

I am a hard working Kiwi bloke who has spent the last 7 years in the UK. For the most part I have been working in the IT industry in a number of roles including national sales executive, Web designer, Graphic artist, software & desktop support. Over the last 3 years I have started up 2 of my own companies, Magical Tours (www.magicaltours.co.uk) & QuackBeef Events (www.quackbeef.co.uk). Although these business are still very young & yet to make money, some of the highlights since I started them include organising & run tours of over 50 people to Europe, 5 new years events in the last 3 years and 6 separte summer parties in the month of August 2010. Since February 2010 I have run a monthly club night in London that attracts over 450 people every month. Over the years I have grown more aware of my natural ability to see an opportunity in the tour & events industry and make it a very successful reality. I have learned a huge amount along the way and have developed people skills & event management skills that are priceless in the promotional industry. Most weekend's you'll find me helping run a kids church ministry with over 500 children. Again, this has helped in developing entertainment & communication skills here that are easily transferable to the promotion industry. I am currently registered & work for a number of promotional companies including MASH, PeoplePeople, BlackJack, MethodTwo, IFM, Jupiter, PSPromo. Some of the clients I have represented in BA roles right through to event management & team leader roles include O2, Waitrose, Cadbury's, Sainsbury's, Rubicon, KA, Shredded Wheat, Oats & More, Nvidia and TFL. Now that I am back in NZ I look forward to using all of my experience & knowledge to get involved in the Promotional industry here. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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Experience

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Over the years I have grown more aware of my natural ability to see an opportunity in the tour & events industry and make it a very successful reality. I have learned a huge amount along the way and have developed people skills & event management skills that are priceless in the promotional industry. Over the last 3 years I have started up 2 of my own companies, Magical Tours (www.magicaltours.co.uk) & QuackBeef Events (www.quackbeef.co.uk). Although these business are still very young & are part time, some of the highlights since I started them include organising & run tours of over 50 people to Europe, 5 new years events in the last 3 years and 6 separte summer parties in the month of August 2010. Since Febuary 2010 I have run a monthly club night in London that attracks over 450 people every month.

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First language: English

Extra Information

  • Airport Marketing

    O2 International SIM cards promotion at Gatwick airport in London

  • Assistant Event Manager

    Assistant Event Manager for M2staff on there 5 month long Rubicon & Shredded Wheat campaign's

  • Conferences / Tradeshows

    Spirit of Christmas, Embedded Live, Streaming Media, Internet Librarian, Wines of Argentina, TENT, Luxury Travel

  • Costume and Character

    I help lead a childrens church programme which involves me acting and dressing up as multiple different characters. I have also dressed up in Costume for a number of different promotions including a waiter for Waitrose among others.

  • Event Management

    Since starting my own tour company & own events company, I have run monthly club nights with over 450 people in central London, tours to Europe with over 50 people, organised 5 new years eve parties in 3 years and managed 6 separate summer events through August 2010, all which I have promoted & run myself. All this has helped in developing entertainment, communication & event management skills easily transferable to the promotion industry. Since I started promo work I have been event manager a number of promotions campaign's including brands like KA, Rubicon & Shredded Wheat.

  • Exhibitions

    I have managed a stand at the NEC for a couple of large national bathroom & kitchen exhibitions. I have run registrations for a number of exhibitions in Earl's court, Victoria London.

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    I have worked as Conceige for Heritage Hotels in Auckland city, driving guests cars, helping them to there rooms & with any other need they my have.

  • Hospitality

    I have my own tours through Magical Tours for the last 3 years, organising and arranging everything from the accommodation right through to the travel arrangements & itinerary. I've also worked as a hotel concierge in a hotel for a year.

  • In store

    Instore Brand Ambassador for a Rubicon promotion with M2Staff in Asda. Instore Brand Ambassador for Nvidia with IFMevents in PC World.

  • Leafleting

    I have done leafleting for clients such as Audi cars.

  • Presenting

    I have been Santa at a Christmas special in the Dominion theatre. Most weekends you'll find me getting heavily involved in a Kids Church with over 500 kids. Although we never have more than 60-70 in the same room there is endless chances to perform for the kids, create games & present messages in a huge variety of ways. I have done many live presentations and am well known for my prefilmed presentations.

  • Rigging

    I have done some rigging for M2Staff but I also run a monthly club night with live music etc which involves me transporting and rigging all the stage, audio and visual equipment in a van.

  • Road shows

    O2 International Sim Cards

  • Sales

    Since landing in the UK in 2004 I have had many sales roles for large international companies including Logicom & SDL. Working for these companies saw me demonstrating software all over the UK. Since I transitioned to the promotional industry I have done demonstrations & sales for clients that include Micosoft, Nvidia, Leapfrog.

  • Sampling

    I have been Instore Brand Ambassador for a number of brands including KA, Rubicon & Shredded Wheat.

  • Technology

    I have run a Leapfrog children's gaming consoles promotion in toy stores through out London. I have been one of 2 UK wide salesmen for a interior design software company. I've demonstrated Nividia's latest 3D technology in PCworld. I was also involved in demonstrating Microsoft's Kinect.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I have worked in the IT industry for 10 years in a number of different roles from IT support right through to IT Sales.

  • Accredited to work with children

    I have help run a Kids Church programme for the last 4 years which now gets 500 children each Sunday.

  • Public Speaking

    I have been involved in Toastmasters public speaking club for 3 years now and am currently VPE for my club.