Hannah's Profile

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After a two-year course of studying Fashion and Textiles Design at College I decided to take a break and travel alone to the Greek Island Of Zakynthos for the summer season. In my time there I was lucky to be offered the chance of working in a cocktail bar in a small family resort so I decided to take the vacancy of waitress, entertainer and promoter for the bar. It was such an eye-opening journey, learning the Greek culture, tourist industry and meeting people from all over the world. This was an experience I will never forget and I believe it has made me more confident and independent. After taking a gap year after college I applied for a higher education course and gained entry into Middlesex University in London studying a Degree in Fashion and Textiles Design. I enrolled In September 2008 and attended until December but due to distance and personal issues I realised that it was no longer for me. I still have great interest in fashion as I am a very creative person and like to sell vintage clothes on eBay and at car boots. I am a bubbly character and enjoy a lively social life, attending music festivals and various events. I enjoy keeping fit and attend fitness classes every week. I enjoy travelling and have recently travelled the Middle East, Asia and Australia. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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After a two-year course of studying Fashion and Textiles Design at College I decided to take a break and travel alone to the Greek Island Of Zakynthos for the summer season. In my time there I was lucky to be offered the chance of working in a cocktail bar in a small family resort so I decided to take the vacancy of waitress, entertainer and promoter for the bar. It was such an eye-opening journey, learning the Greek culture, tourist industry and meeting people from all over the world. This was an experience I will never forget and I believe it has made me more confident and independent. After taking a gap year after college I applied for a higher education course and gained entry into Middlesex University in London studying a Degree in Fashion and Textiles Design. I enrolled In September 2008 and attended until December but due to distance and personal issues I realised that it was no longer for me. I still have great interest in fashion as I am a very creative person and like to sell vintage clothes on eBay and at car boots. I am a bubbly character and enjoy a lively social life, attending music festivals and various events. I enjoy keeping fit and attend fitness classes every week. I enjoy travelling and have recently travelled the Middle East, Asia and Australia I am confident and a happy bubbly character, always willing to give anything a try!

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First language: English

Extra Information

  • Costume and Character

    For two years i studied a Fashion and Texiles Btec National Diploma, this included designing and constructing clothing, along with assignments including contextual studies. I believe my strongest points were styling and designing couture one off garments as you can let your imagination run wild and be as creative as you desire. 2006

  • Exhibitions

    I took part in a celebrity, charity golf event in the UK, promoting a herbal energy drink. This was a one off exhibition that was really fun to have been part of, i was even filmed for our local news team. 2008

  • Flyer Distribution

    For two years part time i was a bartender and promoter for a local nightclub in my home town, i would hand out leaflets and discounted entry tickets for the club on a weekly basis. Sometimes this even included fancy dress. 2008

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    During my summer holidays from College, i took a roll of waitress on the Greek island of Zante i promoted and entertained the public. My duties included greeting tourists and taking orders and serving drinks, offering excellent customer service.

  • Hospitality

    As above.

  • Leafleting

    Specsavers Opticians was also an example of a position were i gave flyers out to the public, on a few occasions we had our own stall at the local Market offering walk in appointments and free Specsavers merchandise. 2009-2013

  • Merchandising

    BHS Department Store Mansfield, UK Throughout my time at British Home Stores my duties included merchandising and replenishing stock, customer service skills and working the till. This has helped me gain experience when dealing with the general public in the sales environment.

  • Sales

    Specsavsers has helped me grow as a person and I feel that I have gained the experience of working in a busy sales environment to be able to further my career. My ability and willingness to learn has seen me excel in various departments and has enabled me to develop my customer service skills to the highest standard, as I continue to develop as a professional and motivated individual. As the Internal Sales Account Manager for the southwest region I am responsible for ensuring I provide excellent customer service by meeting client’s expectations, this is done by obtaining quotes for my clients and delivering them within agreed timescales. I am also required to meet monthly targets, working independently to achieve the forecasted figures. Since working with Kingfisher I have exceeded my own expectations by achieving targets and learning business acumen.

  • Shopping Centre Promotions

    Handing out free samples and leaflets in the local shopping mall.

  • Bar Person

    Liquid Nightclub, Luminar Leisure Mansfield, UK Working for Liquid Nightclub was enjoyable as I spent a lot of time interacting with team members and customers when promoting the club. As a bartender I became very familiar handling large quantities of cash and stock.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    As the Internal Sales Account Manager for the southwest region I am responsible for ensuring I provide excellent customer service by meeting client’s expectations, this is done by obtaining quotes for my clients and delivering them within agreed timescales. I am also required to meet monthly targets, working independently to achieve the forecasted figures. Since working with Kingfisher I have exceeded my own expectations by achieving targets and learning business acumen. I have also developed my organisational skills, using my online diary to ensure I book in deliveries, follow up on quotes and deal with complaints efficiently. I communicate with clients and my peers via email and the telephony system, this interaction has seen me build good relationships with my clientele, which includes wholesalers, contractors and external sources, enabling me to exceed my targets. The rapport I have built with my clients has been an important part of my role; I believe I can transfer this skill

  • Face Painting

    I have a vibrant and outgoing personality, which reflects in the unusual makeup i wear and fancy dress for festivals and parties. I often practice on friends and family also, taking inspiration from instagram, magazines and other fashion media.