Yacht Logistics, Operations &
Event Management Specialist
+44 (0)7770 560950
Hello! I'm Allie!
I'm a disciplined, versatile and customer-focused professional with 20+ years of comprehensive international experience in the marine industry developing exceptional relationships with clients, peers and prominent yachting VIP’S. I can offer superb project leadership abilities and personal management skills with unparalleled industry knowledge. I have proven problem-solving skills, good business acumen, analytical thinking and the ability to adapt to whatever situation transpires. A dedicated professional with the drive and skillset to excel in almost any environment. An unflappable individual!
WHAT I CAN OFFER
The Maiden Factor
Working with Tracy Edwards and her newly restored yacht Maiden, organised all the on-water aspects of Maiden's round the world tour. Flying ahead of the yacht to each overseas port, managing team and yacht logistics as well as VIP events, media functions, yacht maintenance, crew management, sponsors and guest sailing. Liaising with foreign officials, transiting Suez canal organising yacht re-fit in Auckland... an all-encompassing role.
Operations & Business
Recruited to work with the business owner to increase company turnover and profitability. Key business areas were developing new markets, streamlining administration, setting up a new CRM system. Successful profit increase of 11.5% with 25% increase in enquiries.
Setup own business from scratch becoming the UK's leading RYA Training Centre and yacht racing school using a fleet of 38 and 40-foot racing yachts. Key drivers included financial planning, accounts, budgeting, recruitment, operations, logistics, contracting, sales, marketing, PR, relationship management, boat repair and lots, lots more!
BA (Hons) SPORTS MANAGEMENT
NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY (Newcastle)
3-year honours degree concentrating on Sports Management, biomechanics, elite performance and physiology
Microsoft Office - Advanced
Google Suite - Advanced
Accounting (Sage) - Proficient
CRM - Proficient
RYA YachtMaster Offshore (Commercially endorsed)
MCA YACHT CODING/
MLC REGULATIONS EXPERT
LOGISTICS & OPERATIONS
Yacht Maiden round the world tour
Set up of new RYA Training Centre and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore programme
IMOCA 60 Race campaign for leading UK Sailor
Manager of largest UK yacht fleet delivering Corporate Hospitality
Manager of the largest UK Schools Ski programme in Europe
Manager of largest Schools activity centre in Europe
Project Management of Atlantic Rowing Race
Race start and finish port events for Clipper Round the World Race
Port Management for BT Global Challenge
Successful implementation of new Marketing strategy/structure for UK leading yacht delivery company
Founder of Sailing Logic - one of UK's leading RYA Training Centres and yacht race schools.
Managed and implemented a complete corporate rebrand for Clipper Ventures Plc