Graduate - Cameron Hughes

Cameron Hughes


Cameron Hughes
Graduate - Cameron Hughes
United Kingdom

07711 579 037


Event types

  • Corporate Events
  • Outdoor
  • Exhibitions

Core business categories

  • Graduate / New to the Industry

Areas covered

  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland


I’m an enthusiastic and engaged events and marketing professional with a can-do attitude, a proactive, hands-on approach and a drive to make a difference. Through a number of diverse roles, I’ve proven myself as a resourceful, innovative thinker with a self-focused, professional mindset and an ability to find creative solutions to problems. I’m a punctual and articulate communicator and am able to think creatively, foster relationships and pull together resources to get things done.

In all my undertakings, I’ve particularly relished opportunities which allow me to challenge myself in fast-paced environments which test my initiative under pressure. I enjoy being part of or leading multidisciplinary teams of any size and am as comfortable in customer/client-facing positions as I am working behind the scenes. I bring energy, commitment and a desire to learn and can be relied upon to be decisive and seize the initiative.

I’m looking for freelance/contract work in festivals and live events (particularly music and outdoors) and am interested in various roles including event/zone/site management, staff/volunteer management, stage management and artist liaison management.

I have an avid and active interest in sustainability, accessibility, politics and charity and spend my free time playing guitar and learning Gaelic. In addition, I take part in various competitive and non-competitive sporting activities, including mountain biking, running, rowing, sailing and skiing.

BA (Hons) International Festival and Event Management with Marketing (First Class) | Edinburgh Napier University 2017 - 2021
- Consistently achieved Merit grades across a range of theoretical and practical events, marketing and business modules.
- Elected as Programme Representative for 4 years, sitting on the Staff-Student Liaison Committee and Board of Studies to feed back on learning and teaching, represent the views of peers and contribute to enhancing student experience
- Established and chaired Edinburgh Napier Armed Forces Network, connecting staff and students, organising training and events and enacting university-wide policy changes
- Founded and led Edinburgh Napier Events Society, nominated as the university’s best new society in its first year
- Engaged actively as a member of the Marketing, Sustainability and Enterprise & Tech societies and led collaborative projects

SCE Highers and Advanced Highers | Largs Academy 2009 - 2015

Brand Activation Manager | Replay Activate Nov 2021 - Present
- Independently work with a broad portfolio of clients to deliver bespoke, impactful and engaging brand activations and press events

Event Producer & Student Programme Manager | Turing Fest Aug 2021 Present
- Responsible for leading the planning and execution of a UK-wide programme of events that engage key audiences and stakeholders
- Deliver the flagship annual conference’s Student Worker Programme, including the recruitment, training and supervision of the Event Team Leaders and a 100-strong team of students and graduate event volunteers
- Oversee exhibition set-up and de-rig, registration, ushering, stage management, speaker management, social media content collection and
merchandise sales

Social Media & Marketing Manager | A Greener Festival Aug 2021 - Present
- Hold responsibility for all marketing and press communications, ensuring a consistent message and tone of voice
- Plan, curate and schedule paid and organic content across websites and social media platforms
- Work remotely alongside colleagues, partners and sponsors around the world to deliver a multi-national hybrid conference

Marketing Manager | M:X Innovations Feb 2020 - Present
- Responsible for developing and coordinating all elements of marketing and communications including copywriting, content creation and scheduling, influencer management, event sponsorship and press engagement
- Devised a launch strategy utilising a range of direct and digital media assets to engage audiences, grow brand awareness and bring products to market through e-commerce and retail
- Recruited and liaised with a network of brand ambassadors, ensuring quality and timely promotion and a consistent fit with the brand
- Coordinate event sponsorship and attendance and lead an on-site team to deliver direct sales and brand awareness activity

Board Member / Trustee | Edinburgh Student Charities Appeal Apr 2019 - Present
- Contribute to strategic decision-making in support of the charity’s mission to support student fundraising across Edinburgh
- Oversee, approve and assist with plans, budgets and risk assessments for internal and external fundraising activities
- Review and award grant applications for a wide range of projects that support local, national and international charity projects

Junior Non-Commissioned Officer | British Army Feb 2016 - Present
- Responsible for the training, management and development of junior colleagues from diverse backgrounds
- Consistently operate in leadership positions in complex, high-stress and fast-paced environments
- Promoted ahead of peers, receiving various commendations for exceptional commitment, performance and team leadership
- Qualified as an instructor to independently train and assess large numbers of personnel in various disciplines
- Held responsibilities for media and online recruitment at a regimental level across Scotland

Social Spacer Supervisor & Logistics Assistant (Staffing) | TED Conferences Sept 2021
- Led a small team to ensure all social spaces were maintained, F&B stations were restocked and customer service excellence was delivered
- Additionally worked to support staffing activity, including the recruitment and induction of agency and freelance conference staff

Event Manager, Producer & Consultant (Virtual) | Freelance Sept 2020 - May 2021
- Worked with various clients to plan, produce and deliver high-quality events from concept to execution
- Coordinated programming, marketing, ticketing and speaker management with limited budgets and quick turnarounds
- Learned quickly to employ and seamlessly integrate a range of streaming, broadcasting, captioning and networking software
- Harnessed website and social media assets to engage global audiences and generate meaningful traction across different channels

Coordinator & Race Director | Meadows Marathon Oct 2018 - Mar 2020
- Led a core organising team supported by a wider executive committee and 100 event volunteers
- Held overall responsibility for recruitment, volunteer management, training, logistics, health and safety, finance, sales, registration, publicity and sponsorship
- Engaged regularly with partners, suppliers, sponsors and an Event Planning and Operations Group including various authorities and stakeholders
- Delivered the largest and most successful events, turning over large sums and contributing to six-figure fundraising totals each year

Committee Member, Publicity Officer, Regional Rep & Team Captain | Scottish Coastal Rowing Association 2016 - 2019
- Sat on the committee of the National Governing Body for Fixed Seat Rowing in Scotland and organising team for the World Championships
- Took on responsibility for all promotional activity for the sport nationally and internationally, contributing to worldwide growth
- Captained and managed regional teams at national level events
- Introduced and coordinated a new race series and founded a national Adaptive Rowing Steering Group
- Co-founded and organised Castle to Crane, Scotland’s largest open water rowing race
- Planned and delivered training, development and assessment for clubs across Scotland

Founding Member, Secretary & Chairperson | Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club 2012 - 2018
- Led the organisation and management of events, membership, fundraising and communications
- Planned and delivered international regattas and managed the club’s attendance at competitions internationally
- Established and coached a youth team that went on to win Silver at the World Championships
- Composed a short-listed bid in partnership with local organisations to host a World Championship event

Lifeboat Crewman | Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) 2015 - 2017
- Attended a broad range of call-outs including multi-agency responses to emergency incidents
- Completed the Inshore Lifeboat Crew Course at the RNLI College in Poole as well as advanced medical qualifications
- Contributed to fundraising activities, delivering talks and tours and supporting the station’s open day events

Box Office Manager | DF Concerts & Events / TRNSMT Aug 2021 - Present
- Responsible for independently managing a box office for live music events, dealing with VIP, guest list and accessibility customers, liaising with ticketing
partners and providing professional and friendly customer service

Artist Liaison Manager | WE Events / PalatinAlps Dec 2021
- Acted as a single point of contact for artists and performers, managing riders and delivering exceptional VIP experiences
- Stepped up to manage a 2000 person event without notice, liaising directly with venue owners to meet the needs of both parties as required

Overseas Team Leader | Edinburgh Science / Abu Dhabi Science Festival Jan - Feb 2020
- Led the training and management of a team of staff and volunteers to deliver interactive STEM-based workshops and assisted with the production and delivery of the wider festival

Event & Brand Activation Assistant | YOURgb Events / Various Clients Sept - Nov 2019
- Worked on UK-wide events and activations, representing brands, capturing consumer feedback and liaising directly with clients

Event & PR Assistant | Turing Fest Aug 2019
- Worked in the Press Office, liaising with journalists, writing summaries for articles and creating social media content
- Assisted with the set-up and de-rig of the event and carried out various ad hoc tasks as required

Event & Stage Assistant | The LIST / Summerhall Aug 2019
- Responsible for stage and queue management for a high-profile client and dealing with customer queries and requests

Artist Liaison Assistant | Terminal V / Nightvision / Electronic Edinburgh Apr 2019
- Handled artists and entourages from arrival to departure, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable VIP experience
- Assisted with set-up, de-rig and various ad-hoc tasks as required

Production Assistant | Debate Night / BBC / Mentorn Media Apr 2019
- Responsible for handling a high-profile panel of MPs, MSPs and journalists and assisting with set build, de-rig and hosting guests

Event Assistant | Army At The Fringe / British Army / Summerhall Aug 2018 & 2019
- Involved with the set-up and day-to-day management of the month-long Fringe event
- Worked front-of-house and dealt with high-profile guests including military officials, MPs, MSPs and foreign state representatives
- Contributed to event marketing including brand management and social media promotion

Event Supervisor | The Sportsman’s Charity / Sportsman’s Ball Feb 2018 & 2019
- Dealt with sales, customer service and management of an auction process
- Selected to recruit and lead the team two years running and was credited for handling minor issues calmly and professionally

Co-Founder & Event Organiser | Scottish Coastal Rowing Association / Castle to Crane 2016 - 2018
- Founding organiser of this international event which is Scotland’s biggest open-water rowing race
- Worked on the long-term planning and delivery of the event which has grown year-on-year since its inception

Team Member | Atlantic Challenge International | Atlantic Challenge GB 2016 - Present
- Trained and competed on an international stage as a rower and sailor with Atlantic Challenge GB, winning various international titles
- Assisted with coaching, team management, logistics, media and organisational development

Other information:

PVG Scheme Certification | Disclosure Scotland | Sept 2021
Google Analytics | LinkedIn | July 2021
Google Ads | LinkedIn | July 2021
Search Engine Optimisation | LinkedIn | May 2021
Microsoft Powerpoint | LinkedIn | February 2021
Search Engine Optimisation | Google | June 2020
Managing Safety | Praxis42 | June 2020
Fire Safety | Praxis42 | June 2020
Manual Handling | Aid Training & Ops | August 2019
Defence Train the Trainer | MoD | March 2019
First Aid at Work | Aid Training & Ops | August 2018
UK Driving Licence | DVLA | January 2016

UK Event Management Student of the Year | AEME | 2021
Exceptional Contribution Award | Edinburgh Napier University | 2021
Commanding Officer’s Commendation | British Army | 2019
Outstanding Contribution Award | Edinburgh RAG | 2019
Finalist | Sports Innovation Challenge | 2018
Young Coach of the Year (Finalist) | North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards | 2016
Team of the Year (Finalist) | North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards | 2016
Young Citizen of the Year (Finalist) | North Ayrshire Provost’s Civic Pride Awards | 2016
Combat Infantryman Medal | Infantry Training Centre | 2016
Chairman’s Cup | Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club | 2015
Young Volunteer of the Year | North Ayrshire Community Sports Awards | 2015
Bronze Award | Duke of Edinburgh’s Award | 2012