John Neil-Rice

  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Mar 07, 2018
Full time Event Assistance Event Coordination Event Management Event Planning Event Specialist Fundraising

Personal Summary

I am a hard-working, energetic and self-motivated University graduate with a wealth of experience and a valuable skill set. I have an honours degree in Music from the University of Glasgow and a Masters degree in International Events Management, with Merit, from Caledonian University.


Whilst completing my studies I worked as a customer assistant in Boots, which taught me great communication and interpersonal skills. I ran and operated my own events company (Justhope Ltd.) which taught me to be independent, organised and meticulous with finances. I tutored in guitar, drums and bass at Melrose and East Kilbride Music School which taught me patience and how to correctly deal with and manage new and existing clients. 

Once I had graduated with my Masters, I took a job as a Marketing Executive with Duraflow which  gave me valuable real-world, professional work experience, being a part of a team who researched and implemented new marketing strategies, within the central heating industry.

Shortly after, to coincide more closely with my studies, I moved to my current job as an Events and Fundraising Assistant at Revive MS Support. My duties include social media marketing, website maintenance and the organisation and execution of large scale fund-raising events. This job has allowed me to put the theory, learned through my Masters degree, in to action and to experience what it is like to work as part of a team, within the events industry.

Work Experience

Events and fundraising assistant
Oct 2017 - Revive MS Support

I organise and execute large-scale fundraising events whilst marketing through social media and managing the company website. I design poster, flyers and graphics to be used for informative and communicative purposes, using Adobe CC, and I communicate with new and existing business relations through e-mail and social media. Working as part of an events and fundraising team, I help research and implement new and progressive fundraising strategies based upon current trends.

Marketing Executive
Aug 2017 - Oct 2018 Duraflow

I work as part of a small marketing team who researched the central heating market and implemented new sales strategies based upon the findings. I generated new business relations and sales partners whilst developing new marketing strategies, alongside my team.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2016 Justhope Music Ltd.

I organised and execute small scale music events whilst promoting and marketing through various channels such as social media and the company website. I managed a small events team and created marketing content surrounding the events.


Msc International Events Management Masters with Merit
Sep 2017 - Sep 2018 Glasgow Caledonian University
MA Music Honours
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014 There University of Glasgow