I have over 10 year’ experience of working within the events industry and have been freelancing for the past 4 years.
I have experience of freelancing both within the private sector and the charities sector.
Within the charities sector I have specialised in working as a fundraising freelancer in the following areas:
Helping to bring your community together, to engage and understand what your charity does and how they can support you. This can be anything from increasing the number of box collectors, to putting on quiz & bingo nights or hosting an open garden event.
Virtual Events & Digital Platforms
Need assistance creating a virtual event, or guidance on which platform would be best for you to use? Over the past year I have developed a vast knowledge of this area.
Mass Participation Events
I have planned and run mass participation events, raising over £100k. I can help enhance your existing events or come up with new event ideas to develop your portfolio. Completing risk assessments & site visits, and managing the stewardship journey of your supporters.
Charities of all sizes can benefit from taking part in challenge events. This can be to expand on the offering you have for your supporters, or joining iconic events such as the Virgin London Marathon.
Implementing Events Strategy & Marketing Plans
Looking ahead at the next 12 months and not sure where to start when planning your events portfolio? I can help!
Building relationships with corporate clients can help to enhance sponsorship opportunities for your events. Being known in the business community can improve your chance of being chosen as their ‘Charity of the Year,’ which can be an easy way for a charity to increase fundraising income over.
Within the private sector I have carried out freelancing work for:
Working with venues to provide on the day support to ensure the day is as special as the couple had hoped! Assisting venues to ensure all the couples requirements are met and providing additional support if required.
Managing bookings, liaising with clients and suppliers. Setting up and running the conferences. Working with clients to ensure the booking stays within their budget.
Working as an event manager to manage catering bookings, requirements, questions at weddings ad sports events. Working on the day of the events to ensure all runs smoothly and according to time. Manage the on the day team.
‘Emily has been a valuable asset to our charity, attending events at first and then moving on to help plan and run our events. The events have been a great success and we where chuffed with her efforts.‘
– Lester – Rae Rae Trust
‘Emily has been working with us at Portfolio Events for the last couple of years, she has always been extremely professional and efficient in everything that she does.
Emily prides herself on her first class customer service standards and is friendly and approachable whilst maintaining a level of professionality that our clients enjoy and demand.
A fast and keen learner I am sure that Emily would add some energy, innovation and intelligence to any event when given the opportunity.’
– Mathew Norris – Portfolio Events