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Gareth Strangemore-Jones

Gareth Strangemore-Jones

NCTJ, MSC (CPA), FFSE, PG Dip, PGCE, DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, CNHC

Head of Quantum Communications & Campaign Promotions

Marketing, PR, Communications & Events CV

Personal Statement

I am a conscientious and professional Marketing, Press, PR, Communications & Event Consultant; A Freelance Journalist and a Project Manager with a track record of delivering high-quality media and significant business-generating, fundraising, awareness and objective-fulfilling activities. I am a highly organised and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results for a diverse list of employers and clients. I have won awards for my innovative media and communications programmes, my ethics and social responsibility and for my charity and campaign work.

Key Skills

Marketing; Press & Public Relations; Communications; Event Management, Production & Promotion; Stakeholder Relations; Issues & Crisis Management; Journalism; Copywriting; Design Briefing; Project Management; Film Production, Direction & Editing; Scriptwriting; Teaching & Training Supervision; Business Administration; Stock & Budget Control; Proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Open Office & Other Programmes

Employment History

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Founder, Quantum Communications & Campaign Promotions

(November 1990 – Present)

Campaign Promotions was launched in 1989 as my Marketing, PR, Communications & Event Consultancy working for SSMEs (Sustainability-focused SMEs), SEs (Social Enterprises), Charities & Campaigns.  For more about the various projects promoted, see below.

Quantum Communications is the new, dynamic full-service freelance agency for commercial communications, muti-media projects and events.  For more information, see Services and Portfolio.

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Founder, Worldshift 2012 & Managing Editor, Worldshift Media

(September 2009 – Present)

WS2012 Front CoverManaged the launch of the groundbreaking book, Worldshift 2012 at The British Museum on 9/9/9 with The Worldshift Declaration of Emergency and a routemap of activities towards a peaceful, sustainable future

Stakeholder Relations with Co-founding organisations, including The Club of Budapest, WWF, IONS (The Institute of Noetic Sciences), The World Wisdom Council, Kosmos Magazine, Events4Change & Positive TV

Admitted into The Club of Budapest (other members include HH The Dalai Lama, Dr Ervin Laszlo, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Peter Gabriel, Bianca Jagger, Paolo Coelho & many other global thinkers)

999 It's Time Logo - ShortLaunched the 999 It’s Time Campaign with other progressive organisations and committed campaigning individuals, including Bruce Parry (BBC TV Presenter of Tribe, Amazon) and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Chef, River Cottage & Food Campaigner)

Launched the Ecocide campaign with The Planet Earth Trust at COP15 (The United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen) and at Klimaforum ’09 (The People’s Alternative Climate Conference) in December, 2009

Launched The Worldshift Alliance & The Worldshift Movement on 10/10/10

Nominated “Intelligent Optimist of the Year” by ODE Magazine (2010), the esteemed publication is now known as “The Optimist”

Founded Worldshift Media on 11/11/11 – made Chief Reporter & Group Managing Editor

Produced Worldshift News, TV, Film, Books, Events and other Multimedia promoting The Worldshift Values of Common Unity, including Peace, Justice, Sustainability, Social Innovation & Conscious Evolution

PTV Logo - fullCo-created Positive News for Positive TV as a weekly NetTV news round up of…guess what…only positive news

Production, Logistics & Transportation Support for various PTV’s activities, including

– COP15 (The UN Climate Conference) and Klimaforum09 (The People’s Alternative Climate Conference) in Copenhagen 2009

– Event Producer and Promotor for the global launch of Polly Higgin’s Planet Earth Trust, now known as the Ecocide Campaign, supported by more than 350 million people globally

– The Worldshift Alliance – The Great Shift Conference in Perpignan 2010

– Various UK festivals and events

Toured The Worldshift Media & Creative Forum live music, dance, awareness and fundraising tent and multimedia activities to British Festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Fair, Glade Festival, Sunrise Celebration, The Waveform Project, Babylon Festival, The Big Chill, Reading Festival, Croissant Neuf, Lovebox & The Hanging Gardens of Trinity (Bristol)

Produced, directed & edited Worldshift Media’s films at events and festivals

Created & promoted Worldshift Media’s Facebook Page (peaked in February 2012 with a Weekly Viral Global Audience of 1.3 million Facebook Users, with 496,336 clicking Like, Share or Comment)

Founding Stakeholder Relations in the launch of The Shift Network, a global collaboration of change-focussed multimedia and event activity

Coordinated Worldshift Media’s participation in Unify’s global broadcast on 21/12/12 reaching more than 100 million internet viewers

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Founder Trustee, Tsunami Relief & Ecoshelter

(December 2004 – September 2009)

Set up and managed Tsunami Relief as Trustee

Initiated the Tsunami Relief Cardiff concert at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff in January, 2005 with Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Manic Street Preachers, Tom Jones, Charlotte Church, Catherine Jenkins, Snoop Dog, Badly Drawn Boy, Craig David, Keane, GLC, Lulu, Feeder, Embrace, Liberty X, Lemar and many others (raised £3.5m including the BBC’s associated telethon and doubled by the government’s disaster contribution)

Coordinated support of 240 other Tsunami Relief awareness & fundraising events and activities

Tsunami Reilef’s Stakeholder Relations with Rotary International, Rotary GB & Local Rotary Clubs (raised £24m and doubled by the government’s disaster contribution)

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Founded Ecoshelter, Tsunami Relief’s consultancy providing sustainable living solutions for communities in need

Rotary International Convention - Salt Lake CityManaged Ecoshelter’s awareness & information stand at The Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City in June 2007 (Nominated The Most Holistic Charity at the Exhibition)

Managed Ecoshelter’s Press Conference at The Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City in June 2007, speaking straight after Bill Gates (Snr)

21st_World_Scout_JamboreeManaged Ecoshelter’s workshops and information stand at The International Scout Centenary Jamboree in August 2007 (International Commendation Award won for The Most Practical Interactive Educational Activity)

Managed Ecoshelter’s exhibition showcase Ecopod and African Edible Permaculture Garden at The Royal Horticultural Society’s International Flower Show at Hampton Court (nominated Must See Exhibition within both charity and permaculture sections & overall Bronze Medal Winner)

Managed Ecoshelter’s workshops for international NGO Engineers Without Borders in August 2008

Managed Ecoshelter & Welsh Assembly Government volunteers building Ecodomes at Ecodysgu in Spring 2009
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6525aPR CONSULTANT TO THE O2 DOME (GREENWICH) SECONDED TO LAUNCH THE CONTROVERSIAL BODY WORLDS & THE MIRROR OF TIME EXHIBITION

(OCTOBER 2008 – MARCH 2009)

Organised the launch press conference

Coordinated all print and broadcast interviews for show creators Professor Gunther von Hagens and Dr Angelina Whalley

Launch press release read by more than 52 million people within two weeks

Lead the £1 million design and commission of all advertising, including all national and regional newspapers ads, posters throughout London Underground on London Buses and at bus stops

Negotiated sponsorship partnership agreements with The Evening Standard, Time Out and London Underground

TESbSecured the prize objective coverage in TES (Times Educational Supplement) with an exclusively commissioned photograph by the renowned Mike Chapman (Momentum Photography)

“Professor Gunther von Hagens’ Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies. Once in a while, there comes an exhibition with the power to change the way we see ourselves. In BODY WORLDS & The Mirror of Time, scientist Gunther von Hagens and physician Angelina Whalley make accessible the study of the human body, once exclusive to the medical community. Dr. von Hagens’ groundbreaking science of Plastination, the polymer preservation of anatomical specimens, allows human bodies to be presented in dramatic, aesthetic displays that mesh science and the humanities, invite everyone to contemplate, study, and reflect on the awesome human body.” (Time Out)

This became the world’s most successful touring exhibition in the world’s busiest venue!

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Press & Public Relations Consultant, Brunel University

(June 2002 – October 2003)

Brunel University exhibition stand LRStakeholder relations & management of Brunel University’s complex public consultation communications for their £120 million redevelopment of Uxbridge Campus, including the Local Authority Planning Application

Creation & management of the University’s public consultation roadshow

Compilation of the public consultation’s feedback documents

Promoted to Brunel University’s Departmental Head of PR

Local, National & International Press & PR to promote the university and its courses to students, parents, schools and other education providers

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Marketing & PR Consultant, Callserve

(November 2001 – May 2002)

Daily Express - Sep 01Created & managed B2C & B2C global communications promoting Callserve’s world-leading VoIP telecommunications during its transitional phase from dot.com start up to corporate success

Planned and implemented a global marketing, press, PR and publicity programme with UK and International IT/Internet/telecom trade, general consumer and lifestyle media

Recruited, trained & managed a team of 12 International PR & marketing executives

Liaised with Callserve’s website, design and IT departments

Managed instant translation of all web and corporate copy into 14 different languages

Stakeholder relations with Callserve’s corporate partners, including Sony, Real Networks, Packard Bell, Freeserve, beeb.net and Microsoft

Launched the groundbreaking and market-leading Callserve xpPhone USB handset

Windows-XP-LogoSupported the worldwide launch of Windows XP for Microsoft providing all VoIP related press & marketing communications

The xpPhone launch press release reached an estimated global readership of more than 137 million and, won PR awards and was itself the subject of vertical trade and general news interest

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Marketing & PR Consultant, CAMPAIGN PROMOTIONS (Various Projects)

(November 1990 – Present)

Sales & Marketing; Press & Public Relations; Advertising; Launch PR; Copywriting & Design; New Media & Hosting; Press Conferences; Events; Charities & Campaigns; Sponsorship & Fundraising; Issues & Crisis Management; Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations; Recruitment & Training; Project Management

Significant business-generating, awareness and fund-raising promotions with The DEC (Disasters and Emergency Commission); OXFAM; The MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Coalition; S4C’s Appêl Asia/Affrica 2005; Charter88; BODYWORLDS at the O2 Millennium Dome; MOL (Mitsui OSK Lines); PANYNJ (The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey); FFG Hillebrand; Smoby Toys; Benjamin Toys; Nordic Subscriptions (eg Newsweek, Time, The Economist); PAD; William Hill Organisation; Cardiff City Council; The European Social Forum (ESF); The European Creative Forum (ECF); Events4Change; The Synergy Project; SiteWiz; NAP (News And Pictures); Campaign Promotions; Positive TV; National Geographic Green Magazine; The Planet Earth Trust; Ecocide; Enfys Studio Health Clinic & many others

Journalist, Various Media

(November 1990 – Present)

Articles in The South Wales Argus; The Western Mail; The South Wales Echo; BBC Wales News; HTV News; ITN; The Big Issue; The Guardian; The Times; The Daily Telegraph; The Daily Mirror & many others

Education

PGCE (FE) Teacher Training, Cardiff University

(September 1995 – June 1996)

NCTJ Journalism, Stradbroke College & Sheffield University (Merit)

(September 1989 – June 1990)

MSC-CPA Journalism & PR Communications, Cardiff Council MSC Training (Distinction)

(September 1988 – June 1989)

Business Studies & Business Administration, Sheffield City Polytechnic (Credit)

(September 1984 – June 1985)

10 O Levels & 3 A Levels, St Cyres Comprehensive School, Penarth

(1982 – 1984)

Hobbies & Interests

I manage teams of volunteers creatively promoting Peace, Justice, Sustainability & Social Innovation.

I write creatively and am launching a series of children’s interactive multimedia e-books.

My children come to stay with me for 1/3 of term time and 1/2 of school holidays.

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Amora (12) is excelling at ballet. She has performed at Wales Millennium Centre, Sherman Theatre, New Theatre and other major venues for Ballet Cymru, English Youth Ballet and her beloved Mandy & Shirley Morris School of Ballet based at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.  She is back at The Wales Millennium Centre soon performing ballet, tap and contemporary dance in “Showtime”.

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Tommy (10) is football-mad and has had already had trials for Swansea City & Cardiff City. He currently plays for Cogan Coronation AC and the PG10 Development Squad for Cardiff & South Wales.  He’s played against Manchester City, scoring 2 goals in a famous David vs Goliath victory; Bristol City, scoring a hat-trick in a fine win and more recently against Bournemouth for PG10, scoring another 2 goals helping them to win 7-5.

We love to go walking, picnicking, cycling, camping and bodyboarding and we often visit my mother in our family hometown of Six Bells, a lovely little town nestled in the hills of the Monmouthshire-Gwent Valleys.

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I am a Quantum Healing Master.  Quantum Healing combines complementary and alternative healing arts, ancient wisdoms and the very latest cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs in Quantum Physics, Quantum Biology, Psychology, Endocrinology, Epigenetics, Intelligent Energy and much more.

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I am an NCH-qualified, CNHC and AfSFH-registered Clinical Hypnotherapist & Solution Focused Psychotherapist with The Penarth Practice, which I set up with my partner Enfys Jones.  We have four clinics, at Redlands Doctors’ Surgery, Enfys Studio Health Centre, Vale Sports Arena and at Mayberry Pharmacy in Penarth helping people with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and a range of clinical issues and life challenges.

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Both Enfys and I are PGCE trained teachers and have also created Lightbulb Education Solutions to take this solution focused approach into schools and colleges, working with teachers, pupils and students.

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Lightbulb Training Solutions is the sister company working in the corporate sector to reduce workplace stress and to create solution focused management and teams.

 

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