My C.V updated

Adrienne Montes B.A(hons)MCME

Lateral thinking creative and strategic

Address                          Highgate


United Kingdom

N6 6EB

Home                            02083428525

Mobile                          07931313010 (Preferred contact number)


Nationality                   British


If you are looking for an efficient target driven person with experience in entrepreneurial challenges and strategy that I am that person. By nature I am outcomes focused professional with a natural flair for engaging long-term relationships with clients.

I have a proven record in South Africa with successful team motivation, employee management, and always exceeding my sales target .

I always keep the client’s needs in mind, having a keen ear and delivering what they want but never loose site of the triple bottom line.

Employment History

Career Level                Director / department head

Role                                 Director

Company                       The Flying Pig Festival Company   London (present)

Dates                             May 2010 – Present

Location                      London, United Kingdom


Salary                             £45,000 Yearly

Projects : Young Peoples Fringe ( to present) Youth Festival with the aim of motivating young people to get involved in Sport, Music, Enterprise and Art. Cut backs and recession has deemed this event is not able to proceed. Organised smaller events and launches.

Role                              Sales Executive

Company                      DrumJamLtd

Dates                           September 2004 – February 2005 ( 6 months

Location                       London, United Kingdom


Part time

Salary                           £25,000 Yearly

Negotiating sales of African team-building events with organisations namely: American Express, Institute of Directors, Innovation Lab, London Eye, Royal Mail etc Somesh De Swardt +44 (0)773 984 7690

Role                 Position Director

Company        The Flying Pig Company

Dates              April 1999 – January 2003 ( 3 years 10 months )

Location        Johannesburg, South Africa


April 1999- January 2003 The Flying Pig Company Johannesburg Publicity and promotions agency Position Director Clients: Pantene hair products, Afro Zen, BDI pyrotechnic circus, Drums 2001 partnered with South African Government , Sounds of Edutainment( Aids awareness NGO), Mega Music, Melville theatre. Responsibilities: Hosting of Arts and Music events, Design of campaigns, Point of sale and promotional material advertising, publicity and brand management for clients

Role                                Sales and Promotions Manager

Company                        Caxton Newspapers

Dates                              July 1994 – March 1999 ( 4 years 9 months )

Location                         Caxton Johannesburg


Salary                             £32,000 Yearly

July 1994-March 1999 Caxton Newspaper -“Market Place Magazine” The South African equivalent of “Campaign” and “Marketing”magazine. Position: Sales Manager Clients Advertising and Communications agencies. Blue Chip Media Companies B2B clients Internal Communication Responsibilities Setting of targets and Budgets Appraise the performance of the Marketing and Sales team advertising, publicity and brand management Costing Liaising with printers and design studios Quality management Co-ordination with graphics and distribution departments. Liaising with Advertising agencies and B2B companies Innovate Features Copywriting and design of adverts Interviewing of key people

Education History

Qualification Level    Degree – NVQ Level 5

Institution                   Leeds Metropolitan University

Dates                            February 2005 – January 2006 ( 12 months )

Qualification               B.A. (hons) MCME Marketing Strategy Trends Thesis Honours

It is a business degree. Although it specialises in Events the subjects are generic and can be adapted to any market.


Member                        Social Enterprise Coalition

March 2005 – Present

Member                       Institute for Global Ethics

                                      March 2005 – Present

Awards & Achievements

Date                             Feb 2006

Description                Business concept competition ( runner up)

Leeds Metropolitan University

Date                            Sep 1997

Description               Lectori Salutem Award (top communications student)

Joubert Park College South  Africa 1997

License & Certifications

Certificate in Inclusive practice UK (disability training)


Project management                                                                             Basic
Operation Management                                                                       Intermediate
Leadership Development Plus                                                             Advanced
IT Microsoft Office                                                                                 Advanced
Power Point                                                                                            Intermediate
Photoshop                                                                                              BasicAdobe Dreamweaver, After Affects, Final Cut Pro                        Level 3 BasicMindjet pro                                                                                           Intermediate


English                                        Fluent and written

Afrikaans                                    Conversational and written

Personal Interests

Ancient Religions and relics

Philosophy Epistemology

Nano and New technology

Additional Information

Event Management

Project Management –


Employee motivation, employee management and task tracking

Customer service and client management

Sales and sales training

Marketing and PR management

Promotional material management

Overseas outsourcing

Legal contract construction and implementation management

Business mentoring

New technology research and implementation


Presentation and Public speaking


Writing of documents

Identify new trends in the market

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