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NICHOLAS STOKES
Flat 1, The Berkeley, South Parade, Southsea,Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 0TRMobile: 07903868269E-Mail:nckstks.eventservices@gmail.comWebsite /PortfolioLinkedIn Facebook  Twitter
PROFILE
An experienced and dynamic freelance eventprofessional with four years’ experience inmanaging my own events and working aselection of roles at large outdoor eventsincluding; volunteer, artist, sponsorship andsite management.Soon to become a graduate from an EventManagement degree at Southampton SolentUniversity and specifically aiming to add toand develop my experience working in sitemanagement.
SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
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Managed the sponsorshiparrangements for Southsea Fest2012.
 This included; forming astrategy and management plan,writing proposals and contracts, andliaising with brands.During the event I managed thedistribution of sponsor branding andvarious on-site activation initiativesand I concluded the sponsorshipprogramme by scheduling and holdingwrap-up meetings with the sponsorspost-event.
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Managed the site infrastructureat the Bupa Great South Run2012.
This included the on-site co-ordination and supervision of eventinfrastructure and overlay.
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Managed and administered 180volunteers and 5 supervisors atFestibelly 2012.
Brought in as areplacement post recruitment stage,this covered the roles; site build andbreak, decor, litter picking, bar staff,box office, car park, merchandise anda number of other small roles.
EDUCATION, AWARDS &LICENCES
2010 - 2013 -
BA Events Management,
Southampton Solent University.Amongst others, units included;
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Strategy for Business,
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Event Sponsorship,
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Risk Management in Events,
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Leisure Marketing,
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Financial Planning andReporting,
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Organisational Behaviour and,
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Spanish Introductory.
Oct ‘12
Full / Clean UK Car Licence.
Sep ’12
EDI Level 2 Award forPersonal Licence Holders
May ‘12
NPORS Masted Rough TerrainForklift Ticket Holder
Expires31/05/2015
Dec ‘11
Full / Clean UK MotorcycleLicence.
Mar ‘11
Certified in Basic First Aid.
2009 -
BTEC National Diploma MusicTechnology,
Highbury College.
EMPLOYMENT
May ’11 - Pres.
 
Freelance EventProfessional
NckStks Event Services,National.
Feb ’08 - May ’11.
Event Creator /Manager
Zebedee Events, Portsmouth.
 July ’09 - July ‘12.
 
Bar Supervisor
 The Jolly Sailor,
 
Southsea.
Dec ’09 - May ‘10.
 
Bar Staff 
 The White Horse,
 
Southsea.
Oct ’08 - May ‘09.
 
Events Manager
Havana Cafe Bar, Southsea.
DELEGATE @
Feb 3
rd
2012
Association of IndependentFestival’s Structural & Crowd SafetyConference
 
ROLE SPECIFICEMPLOYMENT& EXPERIENCE
MANAGEMENT ROLES
Artist Liaison Management
Isle of Wight Festival 2012 & Festibelly 2011.
Artist Bookings / Event Programming
Zebedee Events, various live concertsand club night line-ups.
Event Conception, Marketing &Management
Staged 24 entertainmentand leisure sector events in and aroundPortsmouth under the Zebedee Eventsalias incl. live and club musicperformances, action sports competitions,art exhibitions and participant basedoutdoor activities.During which I’ve gained experienceusing Basecamp and Mind Genius projectmanagement software.
Brand Partnerships & EventSponsorship
Southsea Fest 2012sponsorship manager and the acquisitionof sponsorship and public funding forvarious Zebedee Events productions.Brands I’ve worked with include CoorsLight Beer, Sailor Jerry Rum, Blue NunWine, Vans Footwear, Suso Drinks,Pepper App, Nevada Music, King Apparel,Graphotism Art Supplies, LovenSkate SBsand Herbal SBs.
Stage Management
Gunwharf Quays’Closer to Food Festival 2012, the Loftstage at Southsea Fest 2011, main stageat BrisFest 2011, various Zebedee Eventslive concerts and club nights.
Steward / Volunteer Management
On-site volunteer manager at Festibelly 2012- Seed staff supervisor at RelentlessBoardmasters Festival 2012 andRelentless NASS Festival 2012.
Site Management
Site manager at theBupa Great South Run 2012.
FIELD PERSONNEL ROLES
Event Assistant / Marshall
 TheVictorian Festival of Christmas 2011/2012- Relentless Freeze Festival 2011 - TheHampshire Coaching Conference 2011.
Site (Build & Break) & Stage Crew
Nozstock Festival 2012 - VictoriousVintage Festival 2012 - Beach Break LiveFestival 2011.
Various Volunteer / Steward Roles
 The Durty Sound System’s
‘No MoreDurty Water’ 
Fundraiser - NozstockFestival 2012 - Lounge on the FarmFestival 2011 - Relentless BoardmastersFestival 2011 - Beach Break Live Festival2011.
REFERENCES
Contact details available on request
Colin Murphy,
Nova International Ltd.
Terri Stannard,
Portsmouth HistoricDockyard.
 Josie Curtis,
Southsea Fest.
Leila Davis,
Festibelly.
Hugo Tracey,
Beach Break LiveFestival.
Felicity Forbes,
Seed Staff.
 
FREELANCE EVENT SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENTEVENTFUNCTIONCLIENT
 The Victorian Festival of Christmas2012Event Marshall Portsmouth Historic DockyardsLtd The Bupa Great South Run 2012Site ManagerNova International LtdSouthsea Fest 2012Sponsorship ManagerSouthsea Fest LtdFestibelly 2012Volunteers ManagerFestibelly LtdRelentless Boardmasters Festival2012Steward SupervisorSeed Event Solutions LtdNozstock: The Hidden Valley 2012Site Build & ArtistLiaisonNozstock Festival LtdGunwharf Quay's Closer to FoodFestivalStage ManagerSouthsea Fest LtdRelentless NASS Festival 2012Steward SupervisorSeed Event Solutions LtdIsle of Wight Festival 2012Artist LiaisonGreen Eye Events Ltd The Victorious Vintage Festival2012Site and Stage CrewLittle Johnny Russell's LtdSmile In The Square 2012Site Build CrewTTI Live Ltd The Victorian Festival of Christmas2011Event MarshalPortsmouth Historic DockyardsLtdRelentless Freeze Festival 2011Production OfficeAssistantSeed Event Solutions LtdBrisfest 2011Stage ManagerBristol Community FestivalGroup LtdSouthsea Fest 2011Stage ManagerSouthsea Fest LtdFestibelly 2011Artist LiaisonSupervisorFestibelly LtdRelentless Boardmasters Festival2011Accreditation AssistantSeed Event Solutions LtdLounge on the Farm 2011 TransportationStewardSeed Event Solutions LtdBeach Break Live Festival 2011Site (Build and Break)CrewSeed Event Solutions Ltd

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