Description

Stephen Holdford

Curriculum Vitae

 

A highly enthusiastic, hardworking and committed individual currently seeking employment. Reliable, self-motivated and organised with excellent people skills who can work successfully on own, under pressure and as part of a team. Exceptional customer skills and able to converse in a professional manner. I have developed and successfully released products and have worked to achieve in a congested, ever changing and challenging retail industry. With a keen eye on detail and an appetite for knowledge I strive to take on new challenges and to better myself.

I am passionate about photography and highly interested in social media such as Instagram and the influence it has on certain business types, having personally managed to grow three seperate accounts to over a thousand followers each in just over a month.

 

Located in Highworth, Swindon and available immediately

Phone: 07828910019

Email: stephenholdford@gmail.com

 

Employment History:

 

April 2018 – October 2019 Shop and operations manager (3 stores) . Customer and sales focused, ensuring the building of strong relationships with customers through extensive knowledge and research. Maintaining a high level of trust and support to all customers. Purchasing of products and researching new products in a continually changing industry. Design, advertising and enlisting manufacturers of our own products. Making a social media impact and increasing the company exposure on all aspects of social media 10 fold.

 

January 2018 – April 2018 Delivery driver (temp) – Coln Valley Smoked Salmon, London and Southwest

Multi drop delivery’s to hotels, restaurants and shops. Driving long wheelbase sprinter vans.

 

December 2017 – Home delivery driver- Tesco, Cirencester

Customer focused, responsible for maintaining a good relationship with home delivery customers and adhering to Tesco’s policies and procedures. Driving role which included vehicles such as Mercedes Sprinters and Ivecos

 

March 2015 – November 2017 Printer – Peppermint Print, Cirencester

Producing 4 colour and spot colour (catalogues, magazines, posters/flyers, stationery and many other printed matters)

All aspects of running B3 presses (Heidelberg Speed masters and GTO)

Cleaning and maintenance of presses, ink mixing and finishing

Dealing with incoming and outgoing deliveries

Maintaining the high Quality of the company

 

2011 – 2015 – Home delivery/night replenishment/Produce – Tesco, Cirencester

Customer focused, responsible for maintaining a good relationship with home delivery customers and adhering to Tesco’s policies and procedures. Driving role which included vehicles such as Mercedes Sprinters and Ivecos

 

May 2006 – August 2011 – Printer – Stoate & Bishop Cheltenham

Producing 4 colour, spot colour and numbering work (catalogues, magazines, posters/flyers, stationery and many other printed matters

All aspects of running B2 and B3 presses (Heidelberg Speed masters and QM)

Cleaning and maintenance of presses, ink mixing and finishing

Maintaining the high Quality standards as set by the company

 

November 2005-May 2006 – Printer – Northcliffe Press, Staverton

Producing colour tabloid and broadsheet newspapers

Machine setup and make readies (KBA web press)

Working to tight deadlines and strict quality guidelines

 

August 2003 – October 2005 – Printer – Caer Print, Cirencester

Producing 4 colour process and spot colour work (posters/flyers, leaflets, stationery)

All aspects of running B3 presses (Heidelberg and Ryobi)

Cleaning and maintenance of presses, ink mixing, plate making, finishing, guillotining

 

 

1998- August 2003 – Deputy Manager – The Slug and Lettuce/Crown, Cirencester

Managed day to day running of busy pub and restaurant, responsible for finances, marketing, rota’s, stock and staff management

 

1994 – 1998 – Printer/2nd Printer – Buckway Printing, Cirencester

Producing 4 colour process work (posters, book covers, catalogues, calendars, leaflets)

Preparing and running of B1 and B2 presses (B1 and B2 Heidelberg’s and B2 Komori)

Cleaning and maintenance of presses, ink mixing, guillotining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

1989 – 1994 – Kingshill School, Cirencester

GCSE’s taken: Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Physical Education, Dual Award Science, German, Geography, Religious Education

 

Further Education:

3 NVQ’s Bar/Kitchen service and supervisor on licensed premises

MAGIC course (sales, customer and staff care/services, and marketing)

Full Heidelberg training on Heidelberg Speed master 74/4 and perfector presses

 

 

References are available on request.