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Andrew Bell

 

07977073042

awjbell@mac.com

 

D.O.B 27/05/1962

Married: Mei-ling Bell

3 Children: Leanne, Daniel, Tanya

 

 

DRIVING LICENCES

Car – Full License          Motorcycle – Full License Cat. A          Minibus – Full License Cat. D1 + D1E

 

EXPERIENCE

Over 33 years in Retail Sales and management positions. Selling various goods and services:

Retail Furniture:

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Retail Shoe Management Positions:

Salesman , Supervisor, Trainee Manager, Concession Manager, Grade 5 Manager, Grade 6 Manager, Grade 7 Manager, and Grade 8 Manager

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Retail On-Board Duty Free Gift Shop Sales Positions:

Supervisor Sales, Unit Manager, Gift shop Manager (in charge of 8 onboard duty free gift shops)

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Retail Travel Agency Position: Shop Manager

Managing Director of busy Adventure Travel Agency and Flight Centre

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Oriental Juice bar Restaurant Position: Restaurant Manager

Managing Director of Oriental Restaurant and Juice Bar

 Restaurant Manager/Director – (10 years) 2002-present

 Meadowood Café 15 Bread Street Edinburgh

Opened up Edinburgh’s First Taiwanese Juice Bar Restaurant selling Taiwanese style soup noodles, Dim Sum, Chow Mein, Rice Meals, Pearl Milk Tea, Smoothies and Fruit Juices.

• In charge of running restraint sales, juice bar, stock control, Menu, staff training, recruitment.

• Administration and accountancy front and back end operations shop vat returns, staff wages ECT.

• Promotional leaflets, posters, flyers, menu design window and shop exterior and interior promotional displays.

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15 Months RV Travelling through USA, CANADA and ALASKA

Start of the Gulf War we decided to sell our travel agency and purchase an 28 feet RV (Recreational Vehicle) and travel with our 3 young children 48,000 miles through USA, CANADA and ALASKA

While travelling I put together my Business plan for Meadowood Cafe Edinburgh’s First Taiwanese Juice Bar Restaurant

 

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 Adventure Travel Agency Managing Director (10 years)

All Seasons Adventure Tours

Opened up Edinburgh’s First Adventure Holiday Travel Agency selling high end Adventure Holiday packages and Round-the-world flight packages for families and independent travelers 1990 - 2000

 • All Seasons Adventure Tours Ltd

• Adventure Travel Agency atol no: 4702 agents for Explore, Exodus, Kumuca, Gurba, Top Deck, High Places, Contiki, World Expeditions

• Travel Visa, Travelers checks, Currency exchange, Western Union, Domestic Flights and International flights. Amadeus Flight system

 BUSINESS ACHEIVMENTS

ALL SEASONS ADVENTURE TOURS – STV BUSINESS GAME FINALIST

 

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On-board Gift Shop Manager

Greyhound Leisure Services

 • Ms. Norway – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)

• Ms. Sovereign of the Seas – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)               1988 -1989

• Ms. Sovereign of the Seas – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)

 

On-board Ass. Gift Shop Manager

 Alders International

Carnival Cruise Lines

• Ms. Jubilee – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)

• Ms. Jubilee – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)

On-board Ass. Gift Shop Manager 1986 - 1988

 Alders International

Sitmar Cruise Lines

• Ms. Nordam – 7 Day Mexico Cruising (6 month Contract)

• Ms. Fairsea – 7 Day Caribbean Cruising (6 month Contract)

 

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Retail Shoe Shop Manager

British Shoe Corporation                                                                                       1981 - 1985

Barrett’s Shoes

• Dolces Shoe Sales Person

• Trainee Manager Edinburgh & Liverpool

• Concession Manager Dundee

• Grade 3 Branch Manager Darlington (during this time bought my first house in Darlington) Co Durham

• Grade 5 Manager Newcastle

• Left British Shoe Corporation Dolcis, Joined Barrett’s Shoe Corp Grade 7 Manager Edinburgh Princes Street shop

 

 

 

Finding my feet in the big bad world!

Various Jobs                                                                                                       1978 - 1981

Barrett’s Shoes

• Mechanic

• Bullins Barman (6 months)

• Lived in Glasgow for 4 months working as salesman in house of Fraser’s

• Back to Edinburgh Lazars Photographic sales and wholesale Department where I met my first love Moira Flanagan.

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• Press Construction Driver 3 months

 

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• Vogue Warehouse Carpet and furniture Salesman left to join British Shoe Coporation

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EDUCATION

 Portobello High School 1974 - 1978

 • ‘O’ Grades English, Arithmetic, Geography Art, Metal Work and Technical Drawing

 

 

INTERESTS

 Photography and video work, Graphic art illustrator, Posters,  Photographic touchup and manipulation, Web site design, Video compilation, audio music and dialog integration. Hill Walking, Motorcycle Touring, Guitar Playing.

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Charity Work:

Offer my design services “FREE OF CHARGE” to charity organisations Event Poster design, Event flyers, Event Tickets, CD Burning, CD disc lable design, CD Case Cover Design, Video Work, DVD Case Design, Charity Web site, Logo Design, Cooperate ID

 Why FREE...???

Because because I love the  creative process of creating Art and also lso because its for a good cause.

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SOFTWARE PROFICENCY

 

GRAPHIC ART

Photoshop

Illustrator

Corel Draw

InDesign

Publisher

Corel Painter

 

Web Design

Muse

Dreamweaver

Firefox

Light room

Amember Pro

 

Video Production

Premier Pro

Final Cut Pro

After Effects

 

 

 

 

Mugs

Bookmarks

T-Shirts

Aprons

Mouse Mats

Gift Cards

Fridge Magnets

Calanders

Postcards

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