Peter Birch : Visual Artist : CV

I've only been working anything like full-time as an artist for about a year or so. My background is in Marketing and I still carry out some consultancy work from time to time ... and I still enjoy it. My CV gives you some idea of my background and experience in case you want to give me a job!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Lovely Things People Have Said About My Work ... aka 'Testimonials'

Peter Birch provided us with a range of marketing and business strategies that helped to increase our sales by 30% in one year and our profits by 21%.
Simon Birch, Proprietor, Birch Decorators

We have been very impressed with Peter Birch’s contribution to the DNA Year training programme. Mixing a lively, humorous and accessible approach with well-researched and thought-through content, Peter is well equipped to train and facilitate others.
Peter Gilbert, Team Leader, DNA

Peter Birch of PS Promotions helped Actinic with our first ever direct mail campaign. The results were very positive. From this campaign we acquired one of our biggest ever clients, as well as a good number of smaller ones. This was an important step in the growth of a business that went on to become both a publicly quoted company and the UK market leader in its sector.
Chris Barling, CEO, Actinic Software

Peter Birch provided invaluable professional input into our exhibition stand design and excellent techniques to make the stand highly effective – resulting in a 10% response in terms of business leads acquired.
Phil Scarisbrick, Managing Director, Tigga Ltd

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Peter Birch : Visual Artist : CV

Personal Details
Full Name: Peter Andrew Birch
Date of Birth: 3rd May 1957
Nationality : British



Work History
2005 – Present Self-Employed
Visual Artist

Producing and selling original works of art through exhibitions, direct mail and the Internet.


2005 Open Studio
2006 Group Exhibition Argoed Mill Gallery
2007 Selection of works Erwood Centre

2007 Open Exhibition, Art Matters, West Wales

January 2008 Solo Exhibition, Giles Gallery

April 2008 Solo Exhibition, AJ's Coffee House, Cardiff

2009 - 2010 Private Comissions

1999 - 2005 P.S. Promotions Ltd.
Managing Director

Marketing consultancy to SMEs providing a full range of services including:
Corporate Strategy
Advertising & PR
Copywriting
Direct Mail
Training
Publishing
E-Commerce
Artist Promotion
Sales

1992 - 2002 Shaftesbury Society / Breakthrough Trust
Community Services Director (part-time)

Responsible for setting-up, developing and running a community centre and programme of services in SW London. Responsibilities included:
Community Centre Management
Chair of Management Committee of Day Centre for active elderly
Children & Youth work
Schools & Community outreach
Training, Public Speaking


1978 - 1992 Friends’ Provident Life Office
Various Roles & Responsibilities
Graduate Trainee
Direct Marketing Manager
Corporate Projects Manager
Member of numerous industry working parties
Speaker at national conferences



Education
1968 - 1975 Cowbridge Grammar School
O - Levels
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Art
Welsh
Geography
History


A - Levels
English
Art
History

1975 – 1978 University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Art Foundation Course
B.A. (Hons) 2 : 1 History


Other Training
Numerous training courses, including:
Open University Marketing Certificate
Time Management
Project Management
Staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal
Presentation Skills
Counselling Skills