Depending on the of people and what their requirement is.
Beginers will start from basic grama and conjugaisons, vocabulary
Conversation will also based on your level, choose a subkect to talk about or teaching the day to day living in France, shopping, restaurant etc etc
I ma since 2018 working as a freelance interpreter/translator via an agency. Working with NHS, doctors, social workers, red cross, 111, hospitals and various councils.
Translated some websites and various documentations to help people or companies to move their business to French speaking countries.
Excellent bilingual communicator and negotiator
Strong exports sales approach
First class motivator of self and others. Effective team player
Good time management skills and prioritisation of workload
1987 - 1989 - University qualification in Business Studies. Poitiers (France) (Equivalent degree)
1985– 1987 – BAC Series G3 Business Studies, Mathematics, Accounts and Commerce (Equivalent A Level)
1982 – 1984 – CAP & BEP in Banking and Insurance
2015- level 2 food and hygiene
2017- level 2 health and safety
2018- 3 days course on Home care and First aids
2018- Enhanced DBS
Freelance interpreter/ Translator 2019
Working for agencies and Leicester city Council and social services.
Languages French to English .
May 2018 to December 2018 French Project . Contract ended 6 months
Wanna LTD Wigston
Translation of the website to launch and open the business to France.
Sales & Customers service with in the uk to understand the business and the products.
January 2018 French tutor.
INICIO in Market Harborough
Talking heads translation company
February 2013 to January 2018 Barman manager, FOH, Maître Dit:
Barman/ Maître Dit, restaurant and bar manager – various public houses/restaurants working at front of house, welcoming customers, taking food orders when necessary, managing the bar, presenting bills, end of day and close promises. Line Cleaning, stock control, orders, and barrels changing.
I have a very positive attitude and approach with Customers and never accoutered any issues with my way of dealing with positives manners to any problems if appeared.
April 2013 - December 2013 Accounts Manager for European and French Speaking Countries
Brain Power International, Rugby.
Was responsible for Sales and Accounts in France, Belgium, Switzerland, French Guyana, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco Translation, Account Management (Sales increased by over 30 thousand Pounds Sterling in 3 months compared to the whole year of 2013) and Credit Control, Offices Duties using the SAGE SYSTEM. This was a part-time position.
November 2012 - March 2013 Business Development Manager
CLA UK- Kibworth Harcourt – Contract ended
Developing sales within Europe, managing French, Belgium and Luxembourg sales, using pro-active skills to contact potential and existing customers, and helping the Operations Department to find solutions for transport issues from time to time.
January 2012 - August 2012 French Internal Sales Representative
Collingwood Ltd, Sywell, Northampton
Promote and expand sales to France of the Companies products to existing and potential customers or distributors. Pro-actively finding new Customers or Distribution groups. Daily quotes and pricing, responsible for a specific area in France and working in parallel with six French representatives in the field. Update on to LV System and various translations, monthly target 400 thousand pounds sterling to over 300 customers. Price lists and help within the marketing department for various Technical translations and to promote products into the French market.
June 2011 - October 2011 Assistant Planning Production
Temporary Contract Trelleborg- Leicester
Daily planning of all production to allocate and release orders for the shop floor work load. Prioritize the latest jobs to be manufactured when possible. Regular meetings with Production Supervisors.
August 2010 –February 2011 European Credit controller
Flowers Associates Agency, Leicester. Temporary Contract (6 months)
Posting of bank receipts from multi-currency accounts. Allocation of cash receipts and updating of customer accounts on a daily basis. Management of sales ledgers, issuing of invoices and credit notes when required. Pro-active collection calls to customers based on due date schedule. Managing accounts receivable with reconciliation of debit and credit items. Liaising with Financial Manager on higher approval, results of which meant taking action where necessary. Visited the French Office in November 2010 to stock-take and assist auditor.
March 2008 – May 2010
Export Sales France, French Territories & Europe Manager
Cromwell International, Wigston, Leicestershire.
Promotion of Cromwell tools in France, a new territory. Working to reach company exports targets. Developing relationships /visiting existing client base and identifying new/potential distributors. Working on projects & tenders for Europe in general. Following up on sales and orders. Assisting in market research/translating catalogues and in -house computer programs. Maintaining regular contact via telephone and emails with distributors. Sales order entry, some account administration & credit control. Attending exhibitions in France.
March 2007 - April 2008
Sales, Estimator and Planner Oadby Carpets Ltd
Shopfront sales and house visits.
Basic use of Sage Accounts.
Planning and measuring rooms, full houses, and offices for carpet fitting.
July 2006 - February 2007
Export Sales Representative as an Agent CEMEX
Focusing on end user sales: Restaurants, Hotels and Catering, established distributors in the French market.
May 2002 - May 2006 Export Sales & Business Development Manager
Pal International Ltd, Leicester
Promotion of chef’s head wear, hygiene work wear and disinfectant wipes – providing hygiene solutions to Hotels, Restaurants and Catering companies, Food and Health care markets , developed and managed internal and field sales in France and Spain. Worked closely with the marketing manager to further research the French market. Translation of the catalogues and price lists.
Interests: Cooking, music, country walks and socialising with friends
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