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Allie Smith

Yacht Logistics, Operations &

Event Management Specialist

 

Mobile:

+44 (0)7770 560950

 

Email:

allie@alliesmith.co.uk 

 

Location:
Southampton, UK

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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

LOGISTICS

  • Strategic Planning

  • Yacht & Team Management

  • Refit/Maintenance Coordination

  • MCA Coding & MLC Regulations expert

  • Port and Team Travel specialist

OPERATIONS

  • Project planning & Management

  • Strategy Implementation

  • Team Leadership

  • Budgeting and Accounting

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • Total Event Management and delivery

  • Strategic Planning

  • Highly organised and customer-focused approach

MARKETING

  • Business Development

  • CRM implementation & Management

  • Competetive Intelligence

  • Relationship Management

  • Virtual PA/Executive Assistant

EXPERIENCE
 
Shore Manager
2018-2019

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
Development Manager

2016-2018

Halcyon Yachts

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.

Founder/Managing Director

2003-2016

Sailing Logic

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!

EDUCATION
 
1986-1989

BA (Hons) SPORTS MANAGEMENT

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY (Newcastle)

3-year honours degree concentrating on Sports Management, biomechanics, elite performance and physiology

SKILLS
 

Microsoft Office - Advanced

Google Suite - Advanced

Accounting (Sage) - Proficient

CRM  - Proficient

RYA YachtMaster Offshore (Commercially endorsed)

MCA YACHT CODING/

MLC REGULATIONS EXPERT

EXPERTISE
 
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

EVENT MANAGEMENT
  • Project Management of Atlantic Rowing Race

  • Race start and finish port events for Clipper Round the World Race

  • Port Management for BT Global Challenge

BUSINESS SKILLS
  • 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

CONTACT ME