Melanie Pretty

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  • April 19, 2016
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United Kingdom
Date of birth
Job Type
Yard Manager, Estate Manager
Type of yard looking to work on
Showjumping, Eventing
Relevant qualifications
Own your on horse
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CV Headline

In January 2016 Melanie chose to change career and began a three month Internship with eclat Marketing, a specialist cyber security marketing and PR agency, at the end of the internship Melanie had proved that she had the skills to pursue a career in PR and marketing and was offered a full time position. During her time with eclat, Melanie developed new skills to compliment her existing set, she is able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, and produce a high quality of written comment. Melanie's communication skills, both written and verbal are of a high standard. Melanie has gained a good knowledge of cyber security but her real passion is for equestrianism and wants to combine this with her PR and marketing and sales skills.
A driven and experienced businesswoman, Melanie has many years’ experience in managing teams of staff and consulting with current and potential clients. In the past Melanie has built up her own equestrian business and over a seven year period built it into a successful and thriving competitive, livery stables. Melanie has developed a number of transferable skills, the ability to deal with clients and staff in a sensitive and professional manner

Relevant experience

October ‘08 - December '15 - Director (Owner), Cobham Park Stables

Day to day organisation of staff and horses.

Meeting with clients and putting training programmes in place.

Delivering training to clients and their horses.

Training horses of all levels, novice - advanced.

Training staff in management and equitation.

Delivering government backed apprenticeships.

Health and Safety, including risk assessments and correct procedures.

Monthly billing, book keeping and accounting.

March '08 - September '08 - Eventing Groom for Joe Meyer
Exercising of all levels of horse, Novice - 4*, including fitness work, flat and jumping.
Assisting with preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
All general yard duties.

March ‘02 – March ‘08 - General Manager, Great Bookham Equestrian Centre

Management and training of a team of 12 staff.

Establishing and maintaining good relationships with clients.

Day to day organisation and running of the equestrian centre.

May '01 - February '02 - Head Girl at Old Barn Stables
Over seeing staff.
Providing training to all staff.
Day to day organisation of client lessons.
Care and trainig of all school and livery horses.
Liasing with clients and owners.
Providing lessons to clients and staff.

April '00 - May '01 Showjumping Groom for Tracy Priest
Exercising of all levels of horses, Novice - Grand Prix.
Grooming at home and at shows.
Preparing horses for competition, warming up and cooling down.
All general yard duties.

Current role - description

eclat Marketing - April 16 - Present - Junior Accont Executive
Creating social media strategies to engage with existing and potential new clients, which has in turn increased the number of followers.
Identifying appropriate features and breaking news stories relevent to our clients.
Drafting press releases, synopsis', comments and opinion articles on behalf of clients.
Identifying target journalists and pitching an appropriate piece.
Attending and contributing to weekly client update calls.
Preparing weekly and monthly client reports.
Co-ordinating with a global network of PR agencies.
Organising and attending corporate events and meetings.

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