Ellie Howes – Founder Hire Happy & Get Ahead Virtually
After obtaining my G.C.SE’s I worked in a family run café in London. This was a fast paced life starting work in the early hours and finishing late at night 7 days per week. Delivering exceptional standards of care to all our customers. Whilst at the cafe I also studied for a BTEC in Business and Finance, excelling in the customer service and marketing side of the course.
My first job took me to Thomas Cook Retail Travel, where after a few months I was trained up in the foreign exchange side as well as the domestic flights and of course all types of package holidays. I enjoyed the travel industry so I then continued my career and gained a highly sought after position at American Express arranging worldwide business travel (including flights, hotels, car hire etc) for key workers in the Oil Industry.
After five years in the travel industry, I took time out to start a family, but not being able to sit still I started to run my own party planning business from home, setting up my e-commerce website and selling on platforms like Ebay too. I also help run a small construction company mainly typing estimates, invoices and doing the vat. I returned back into employment a few years later to work as a Meeting, Events & Coordinator within several or the large 4* hotels in Bournemouth.
From 2012 I worked at a national telecommunications company as a Marketing Executive, managing Internal communications via email & intranet, also contributing to a number of press releases that were subsequently published in local papers and magazines.
I have gained a wealth of experience, not only within the travel industry, but in marketing and customer services.
My strengths are definitely my organisational skills, my hospitality and sales skills, combined with the knowledge of marketing and basic graphic design work.
If there is a job you need to be done, you can be assured I can deliver what you require.