Norma W
A blumer since 15/05/2018
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Mystery shopping

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I have been paid to test websites of various types. For clients I have sampled 5*hotels and fine dining restaurants. A skill which is transferable to shopping etc. Enjoy new experiences, adept at noting and presenting detail.

Project management

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Am good with people, have a calm manner with a determination to get the job done. Was seconded to interim national director of an educational charity, tasked with steering through change management. Good at keeping overview. Managed volunteers. Rate negotiable and dependent upon what is involved.

Office support

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Can provide excellent personal/executive assistant support. Experienced in all aspects of running an office, diary management, travel logistics, fine dining, days out. I have worked in this capacity for individuals, not for profit organisations and businesses large and small. Rate negotiable dependent upon length of booking and responsibility involved.

Events

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Worked in senior capacity as event manager, managing teams, and liaising with top level management. Organised small conferences - VIP functions - large arena events. Worked in UK and internationally. Worked with Government Departments. Planning and on-site delivery. Rate negotiable dependent upon what is involved.

Online research

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Experienced in researching on line/on phone, in writing. Resourceful and determined. Have researched, hotels, restaurants, services, venues and more. Always cross check information and present in clear and usable format.

Virtual assistant

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80 wpm copy and audio typing. Transcribed for Reuters. Typed up scripts, books, interviews, presentations, letters etc. Excellent telephone manner. Proficient with Exel, Power Point, Word. PC user. Have used MAC in the past, would need to refresh.

Meet and greet

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I am personable and love working with people. I've worked on registration for VIP functions, for small conferences and larger events. Also airport meet/greet. Fine dining support. Organised, efficient and welcoming. Treat everyone with equal respect no matter what their status. Rate always negotiable dependent on length of booking and what is involved.

Event planning

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Experienced event manager. Skilled at negotiating, sourcing venues and services, managing teams. Worked in senior position for 20 years and also freelance for public & private sector, charities, publishers, film companies, solicitors, individuals. Always happy to negotiate fee and always dependent upon the responsibility involved.

Tourist guiding

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Currently a tour guide at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Completed course at City Lit in London. Knowledgeable on London and its rich history. Tours can be built to suit the client. In particular Literary/Drama/Theatre walks. Can include backstage tours and complete days out. London and Sussex. Cost dependent upon group size.


My biography

Experienced event manager - from boardroom to arena, writing event documents, project management, EA support, meet & greet. Good at research. I'm a people person - determined, friendly, resourceful. Fee negotiable especially for longer assignments. Passions - theatre/acting/ literature/music/travel
 

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Virtual Assistant

My freelance work has included working for solicitors, not for profit, creative industries, business start ups and private individuals.

Congenial, experienced, discreet, confidential, team player, resourceful.

Experienced in all office procedures.  Set up with home office, including a fax.  Happy to take a lead or support role.  

Employed by Words of Peace Global, working closely with peace advocate Prem Rawat with responsibility for international tours and events.

Appointed as interim national director reporting to the trustees, working closely with Charity Commission.  Managed a staff of 5 and a volunteer base of 100+.

Employed by American Express and worked in their offices in London, Essex, Brighton, in both a customer service environment and as an event manager.

 

 

Services I provide include:
General admin support£18.25 p/hSend an enquiry
Diary management
Arranging meetings, holidays, thinking space - enabling you to stay on top of your time
£24.00 p/hSend an enquiry
Call handling
Customer service, switchboard or front of house
£24.00 p/hSend an enquiry
Event management
From small office parties to huge conferences
£35.50 p/hSend an enquiry
Transcription£29.75 p/hSend an enquiry
Online research
Competitor analysis? Away-day venues? If it is online it will be found
£24.00 p/hSend an enquiry
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Feedback

Norma's overall rating is
5.0
from a total of 5 feedbacks

Blume A gave 5 out of 5 on 06/09/2019
So reassuring and helpful to have your support. Thanks Norma!
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Alex P gave 5 out of 5 on 15/06/2019
Awesome help for a rather important event we were putting on; the organisation & management were spot on. Fantastic job all round!
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Blume A gave 5 out of 5 on 20/12/2018
Great to work with you again, Norma. Excellent as ever!
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Blume A gave 5 out of 5 on 11/12/2018
It was great to work with Norma again. She is not just efficient and proactive and imaginative but also a pleasure to work with
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Blume A gave 5 out of 5 on 17/09/2018
Norma helped us organise the Blume Choir event and was wonderful. She was enthusiastic, proactive, 100% reliable and most impressively seemed capable of mind-reading and predicting the future! Would certainly love to work with her again on any event and much else besides. Thank you!
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