Cindy brings her very friendly and outgoing personality into the business with an excellent sense of humour and good communication skills. She is energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated while acting with integrity at all times. The fact that she is very sensitive to the needs of people is an asset to this industry. Being extremely creative and practical, she can take the initiative in any situation, which makes her responsible and committed to a task. Her efficiency and concern for order promotes excellent administrative and organisational skills.
Extract from Cindy's CV
2004-present: Managing Special Events by Cindy.
2003-2004: Photographer at Carnival Cruise Lines, a leisure cruise liner. Duties included developing and printing photos, portrait and candid photography, wedding photography and creating gallery displays.
2001-2003: Project Director for Early Childhood Development at Thembalitsha Foundation, a non-profit organisation. Duties included management and coordination of projects, fundraising, organising group activities and entertainment.
1998-2000: Manageress at Fotofast, a photographic retail store. Duties included management and coordination of projects, fundraising, organising group activities and entertainment, as well as managing the store.
1996-1998: Lab Assistant at Fotofast, a photographic retail store. Duties included developing and printing photos, children's portrait photography, wedding photography and photography for school functions.
Sylvia is a natural organiser with a keen eye for detail. Planning parties and events has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. Sylvia wants to use her gift of hospitality, creativity and organisation to bring people together in an environment where they can celebrate the special moments in life! She is a hardworking individual with lots of creative ideas; a natural leader who will take charge in any situation. Being very strong administratively, she makes a great event organiser.
Sylvia has a National Diploma in Hospitality Management and work experience in various fields of administration, finances and management. After working at Disney World Florida, she returned inspired, believing "If you can dream it you can have it!" After doing event management part time she decided to pursue her passion fulltime. Sylvia joined Special Events by Cindy in May 2009.
Extract from Sylvia's CV
2007-2009: Events Planner for Captivating Creations. Duties included coordinating and overseeing special events, weddings, birthdays and other private functions.
2007-2009: Bookkeeper and Office Manager for a dynamic Property Development company.
2004-2007: Personal Assistant and Bookkeeper to a prominent businessman in Stellenbosch.
2002-2004: Guest house manager at Soverby Guesthouse. She was responsible for the full operation of the guesthouse.
2001-2002: Receptionist and Reservation Assistant at the prestigious Lanzerac Hotel. Duties included the handling of guest enquiries and reservations.
2000-2001: Hospitality Hostess at Walt Disney World Florida US. Duties included all front desk responsibilities at a hotel with 3000 rooms.
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