CV

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a focused, hard working and enthusiastic individual, who relishes working in a team as well as using my own initiative.

WORK EXPERIENCE

AV Technician, Freelance, UK, April 2006 - Present

As a freelance AV Technician I have adapted to deal with different situations every day. I have worked on small shows on my own where I would liaise with the customer and ensure that I was providing them with the equipment and service they required. On larger shows I have worked as part of a team of up to 12 technicians at any one time, under guidance of project managers to test, provide and maintain the best possible results for the customer.

I have also worked on high pressure events providing audio for televised press conferences for Take That and the Brit Awards. Other events include working on the Epsom Derby providing a wireless audio link from the Emergency Services Control Unit, and integrating this with the in-house PA system and multiple other temporary PA systems to extend coverage of the event to the audience.

Co-Owner, Evolution Sound & Lighting Ltd, Southampton, Hampshire, June 2004 - April 2006

Whilst running a local sound and lighting company, and working as a sound engineer for events, I have learnt to liaise and provide a service to customers directly. This involved all steps of the event delivery from the client brief to the execution of the event, including managing multiple budgets, kit requirements and time frame constraints.

RECENT QUALIFICATIONS

CompTIA A+

EDUCATION

Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 2002 - 2004
  • Electronics A Level Grade B
  • Music Technology A Level Grade C
  • Computing A Level Grade C
  • Mathematics AS Level Grade D
Toynbee School, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, 1997 - 2002

10 GCSE Passes Grades A-C, including Mathematics A and English C.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Chandlers Ford Methodist Church website development and support: Developed and maintained a content management system (developed in PHP, using MYSQL database and HTML / Javascript for the user interface), designed to be easy for people with limited computer knowledge to use.

I was also responsible for managing the DNS through several server moves as well as managing email accounts.

OTHER PROJECTS

“AV Tools” application: created a successful web and native android / iPhone application with over 20000 active users.

PHP content management system: created a CMS from scratch that powers several websites including www.chandlersfordmethodistchurch.co.uk and www.fairtradeineastleighborough.org .

INTERESTS

I enjoy all things technology related from smart phones to multi room audio systems. I also enjoy photography, socialising, music and playing badminton.

REFERENCES

Available on request