Alesia  Duff-Farrier

Alesia Duff-Farrier

Office Manager at HLA
United Kingdom

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Office Manager
London, United Kingdom
January 2017 - Present (2 years)
Studio Manager
Big Sky Studios
United Kingdom
April 2016 - Present (2 years 9 months)
• Daily training and managing of all assistants on site throughout shoots
• Setting up and arranging shoots for editorial/ commercial photographic shoots
• Liasing with lighting/ production and staff to produce a high class service for all clients
• General day to day management of the studio: maintenance/office supplies
• Sole control of reception and office including: deliveries/ bookings/ general enquiries
• Charging clients for all equipment/catering and studio hire
• Creating effective office filing systems to keep all HR updated
• Sole control of all F&B throughout the studios
• First point of contacts for all clients and staff members
Studio Manager
United Kingdom
January 2016 - Present (3 years)
• General day to day management of the studio: maintenance/office supplies
• Diary management/schedules incorporating the international offices (Milan/ China)
• Formulating budgets and forecasts for the various collections/seasons
• Organizing models/photographers for look books/fittings
• Travel arrangements for designers/ Creative Director and CEO
• Effectively manage tight timescales
• Managing and processing- invoices/expenses/petty cash
• General administrative duties
• First point of contact with clients and the studio
• Creating effective office filing systems to better the work flow
• Sorting incoming post and deliveries internationally
• Using a variety of office programs- Word, Excel and Outlook
United Kingdom
January 2015 - January 2016 (1 year)
• Sole management of the entire bar with a team of 12.
• Training all FOH staff on delivering exceptional customer service.
• Pushing and increasing sales/performance on a daily basis.
• Control of stock, par levels, deliveries and invoices
• Maintenance of the entire venue including regular fire/food safety checks
• Labour planner/Budgets and Forecasts
• Arranging meetings with the Directors to formulate strategies in boosting sales and marketing devices
• Creating and maintaining filling systems
• Using a variety of software packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook
• End of day cash ups and banking
• Control of payroll for all staff
• Dealing with and organizing bookings/enquires and general diary management
• Continuously increasing and pushing sales/performance.
Personal Assistant
Hoot Comedy
May 2014 - December 2014 (7 months)
• Administrative duties- spreadsheets, account payments, devising and maintaining Office systems, including data management• Liaising with clients and staff on all levels for effective diary management• Managing invoices/payments/personal expenses• Scheduling- in terms of rehearsals/ booking locations/clients• Researching and securing a location for the filming (time frames, hourly costs)• Travel arrangements for cast and company members• Formulating and distributing Contracts and Disclaimer forms for clients and external parties• Control of health and safety at various locations• Using a variety of office programs- Word, Excel and Outlook


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

2010 - 2013 (3 years)
Modules:<br>Dance on Screen (creating short films using Final Cut)<br>Site Specific (Devising work in various sites/venues)<br>Choreographic skills (developing and pushing the boundaries of Choreography)<br>Cross-disciplinary (collaborating and creating scores with live musicians)<br><br>Artists/Companies that I have collaborated with:<br>Marie Rotie<br>Angus Balbernie<br>National Dance Co. Wales<br>Hofesh Shechter (cast members)<br>Motion Bank (William Forsythe's Choreographic Project)<br>Jonathan Burrows<br>Matteo Fargion<br>Antonia Baehr

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