Adrian N. Rayson
Flat 2, The Old Vicarage,
32, Kings Lane,
Longcot, Faringdon,
SN7 7SS UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)7799-411061 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: anr@adrianrayson.co.uk

URL: www.adrianrayson.co.uk


 



C U R R I C U L U M     V I T A E

Experienced International Traveller. Multi-faceted Project,
Events, Office and Retail Manager.

Media and Business experienced. IT literate.
Proven record of success in the UK and Overseas.


 

 

Skills:
Project, Events, Office and Retail Management; Published Writer and Photographer; Public Speaker; Media experienced (live radio, TV, live video links); Boat handling; HF/VHF radio licence; RYA sailing and HGV driving qualifications; PC literate.
 

Experience:
Marina Management for British Waterways Marinas Limited
The Challenge Business International Ltd.'s Asia Pacific Tour 1998 International Co-ordinator
BT Global Challenge Round the World Yacht Race 1996-1997 Race Office Manager
British Steel Challenge Round the World Yacht Race 1992-93 - 28,000 miles at sea on 67ft sloop "Heath Insured"
The Challenge Business International Ltd's Website Development Manager and On Line Editor
Five years working on World Bank funded Agricultural Resource Inventory projects in the bush in Africa (Nigeria, The Sudan, Mali and Chad)
Seven years shipping business in the City of London and four years as an expatriate in Singapore
Passed Admiralty Interview Board, HMS Sultan, Gosport 1975
HGV driving (Class 1 & 2)

 

Employment and Self Employment History

May 2011 to date:
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).Commercial Logistics Operative. Driving for SCAS, moving 'stuff', not patients, for the NHS. Transporting drugs and medicines, confidential medical notes, medical equipment, internal mail, blood samples and other specimens for laboratory analysis, to and from Health Centres and Surgeries throughout Oxfordshire. Creating a commercial element to SCAS operations. www.southcentralambulance.nhs.uk


April 2008 to September 2010:
British Waterways Marinas Limited (BWML). Customer Operations Supervisor. Managing two marinas, one in Worcester, one in Shropshire, liaising with Head Office, dealing with customer moorers, running office procedures, managing a retail outlet and undertaking general grounds maintenance. www.bwml.co.uk

 

October 2007 to April 2008:
Driver Hire. Agency HGV Class 2 driving for Driver Hire Oxford in the environs of Oxford and the South-East of England

January 2005 to October 2007:
Employment Break - On Board FRILFORD - A voyage of discovery around the canals of England on board a 49 foot traditional-style narrowboat .

October 2003 to December 2004:
Drakeford-Lewis & Hilton (now Peers & Hilton), Estate Agents. Negotiator. Acting for clients in the selling of residential property in Henley on Thames and its environs. www.peersandhilton.com

November 2001 to July 2003:
Rexdale Wells Limited t/a shop@Panasonic. Shop Manager and Salesman for a range of Panasonic A/V products.

November 2000 to September 2001:
On Line Editor for getfeedback.net, an on line human performance profiling company. Responsible for editing content of the company website, testing functionality and writing new material.

February 2000 to October 2000:
The Challenge Business International Ltd. On Line Editor and HTML Programmer. Sourcing and writing content for company website. Responsible for HTML coding and thus the 'look and feel' of the site.

July 1999 to February 2000:
The Challenge Business International Ltd. Website Development Manager. Co-ordinating, managing and creating changes during the redevelopment of the Challenge Business website.

March to June 1999:
Window on the World Ltd. Logistics Co-ordinator and Hot Air Balloon Ground Crew. Co-ordination of logisitcs and ground crew for a promotional hot air balloon for the European Parliament London office, promoting the 1999 European Parliament Elections during a three month, 29 location, tour of the UK.

April to November 1998:
The Challenge Business International Ltd. Asia Pacific Tour 1998 International Co-ordinator. Co-ordination and management of a seven-month corporate promotional tour by two TCBI racing yachts in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, together with associated ad hoc travel. Position embraced all aspects of overall yacht operation as well as company promotion through presentations and corporate events, client liaison and entertainment, new contact development, new business potential assessment, press and media liaison, report preparation and presentation.

January to April 1998:
The Challenge Business International Ltd. Operations Manager. Temporary position, filling an unexpected vacancy at short notice. Responsible for overall operations and day to day management of a fleet of fourteen large yachts. Selecting and employing of skippers, mates and crew.

July 1997 to October 1997:
Asia Pacific Business Challenge Marine and Business Operations Consultant. Extensive business travel through the Asia Pacific region promoting APBC, meeting government and other agencies and checking on logistical considerations for a fleet of itinerant large yachts. Liaison with The Challenge Business International Ltd., report preparation, production and presentation.

March 1996 to July 1997:
BT Global Challenge Race Office and Race Headquarters Manager. Responsible to Sir Chay Blyth of The Challenge Business International Ltd., the BT Project Manager(s), the yacht Sponsors, PR Companies, the Media and the public. Media presentations (live radio, TV, live video links and BTGC Telephone Information Line etc.). Managing three Race Officers, the day to day operation of the Race Office, which is the heart of all ship to shore communications and position recording for the racing yachts; updating the BTGC Website, the BTGC Fax Database.

September 1995 to March 1996:
Ad hoc Private and Confidential consultancies for Sir Chay Blyth of The Challenge Business International Ltd., formulating itineraries and considering logistics requirements for future TCB projects.

July 1995 to November 1995:
PPL, (Pickthall Picture Library), Responsible to the Managing Director. Scanning, digitally enhancing and manipulating photographs for Internet and Newspapers using Apple Macs and Adobe Photoshop 3.0 software. Client liaison and office management.
 

March 1994 to July 1995:
C.E. Heath plc, London. Shore Manager for "Heath Insured" (ex-British Steel Challenge yacht). Reported to Group Finance Director, Group Managing Director and Group Chairman. Logistics Management for 'Round Britain Tour 1994' and 'Scandinavia (Tour) 95'; Corporate Events Management, Media Liaison, Client Liaison, Procurement etc.

January to February 1994:
PPL, (Pickthall Picture Library), Responsible to the Managing Director. Scanning, digitally enhancing and manipulating photographs for Internet and Newspapers using Apple Macs and Adobe Photoshop 3.0 software. Client liaison and office management.
 

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September 1992 to May 1993:
Employment Break - British Steel Challenge Round the World Yacht Race on board "Heath Insured" - 28,000 miles westabout around the world via the three great Capes - Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin and Cape of Good Hope. Communications operative, mast crew and helmsman.

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January 1989 to April 1992:
Environmental Research Group Oxford Limited, Oxford UK. Agricultural Resource Surveys in Africa. Responsible to The Chairman and Managing Director. Inter alia Team Leader, Logistics Manager, Procurement Manager, Air Team Navigator, Photographer and Field Operative for UK-based, World Bank-funded Agricultural and Land-Use Resource Surveys in, inter alia, Chad, Mali, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

October 1987 to January 1989:
Wallace Shipping Limited. Sale and Purchase Ship Broker in London. Broking the sale and purchase of merchant shipping between international clients throughout the world.

January 1986 to October 1987 and January 1989 to April 1992:
Resource Inventory & Management Limited, UK. Agricultural Resource Surveys in Africa. Responsible to The Chairman and Managing Director. Inter alia Team Leader, Logistics Manager, Procurement Manager, Air Team Navigator for UK-based, World Bank-funded Agricultural and Land-Use Resource Surveys in The Sudan.

March 1984 to August 1985:
Hayman & Rayment Ltd and Sir William Reardon Smith & Co. (Sale and Purchase) Ltd. Sale and Purchase Ship Broker in the City of London. Broking the sale and purchase of merchant shipping between international clients throughout the world. One time member of The Baltic Exchange.

January 1976 to March 1984:
Thome & Co. Pte Ltd, Singapore. Sale and Purchase Ship Broker living and working as an ex-patriate in Singapore. Broking the sale and purchase of merchant shipping between international clients throughout the world.

January 1976 to June 1980:
Howe Matheson & Co. Ltd. Sale and Purchase Ship Broker in the City of London. Broking the sale and purchase of merchant shipping between international clients throughout the world.

 

Personal Details:
Date of Birth: 7th June 1955
Marital Status: Single (no dependants)
Interests: Music, Travel, the Arts, Motor Sport and messing about in boats
Schools: Abingdon School, Abingdon, Oxfordshire 1968-1973: Headmaster’s Prize for Services to the School, Head of Boarders, School Prefect, sport and extra-curricula activities. New College Preparatory School, Saville Road, Oxford 1962-1968: New College Choir, School Prefect, sports prize

Memberships:
Royal Ocean Racing Club, London;
International Association of Cape Horners, UK;
Henley Royal Regatta, The Stewards Enclosure, Henley on Thames;
Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass., USA;
The Singapore Cricket Club, Singapore;
The Singapore Town Club, Singapore.

 

Referees:
Dr. David Bourn, Sub-regional Project Coordinator, Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative, Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines (GCP/RAS/244/ITA), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Email: david.bourn@fao.org Private Email: david.mackenzie.bourn@gmail.com
Skype: david_bourn

 

Sir Chay Blyth CBE BEM, Tandlaw Steading, Stouslie, Hawick TD9 7NY. +44(0)1450-363883. chayblyth@btinternet.com

 

Terje Schau Esq, Managing Director, SM Shipping Consultants Co., Ltd. 88 Soi Bangna-Trad 30, Bangna-Trad Road, Bangna, Bangkok, 10260, Thailand  Phone: 66 2398 4967  Fax: 66 2398 4968
Email: snp@smshipconsult.comMobile: +66 83 886 4132 (THAILAND)  Mobile: +65 9673 7890 (SINGAPORE)
Direct Email: terje@smshipconsult.com


 
 



 
 

Adrian Rayson
Longcot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK

January 2015