Thorne - Airport Ground Crew - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Kevin Thorne

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


Airport Ground Crew

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Fly-Buy Agent

Left South Africa

in 1997, to travel. After travelling extensively in Africa, Indonesia and Thailand for a year and a half, then to Europe, the Algarve, where I was introduced to the Timeshare Industry. Worked for Club Praia de Oura, moved to Madeira in 2000, for the Regency Palace, then to The Pestana Group. Currently, Fly-Buy Agent for various hotels and resorts in Portugal, promoting packages for golfers, and activity holidays.

City Jewellery Exchange

retail and wholesale. Set up a diamond cutting factory "GMV" Diamonds, supplying the local retailers, and exporting to Belgian buyers. In 1995, due to the civil war in Zaire, I lost most of my capital, and decided to retire.
5 years: Opened a company "Fresh Fruit Exports (Pty) Ltd" - specializing in the procurement and marketing of South African fruit and vegetables to all European companies, such as Movenpick, H.Olff & Sohn, Vrugtunion, J.O.Simms etc.

Advertising Manager & Assistant Marketing Manager

Union Wine Ltd

Functions: Procurement, Purchasing, Marketing, Accounting, and General administration. Sold the company late 1986.
3 years: Advertising Manager & Assistant Marketing Manager-Union Wine Ltd.
Supervised the design, advertising, printing and promotion of new products and packaging (Limbo, Chantre, Clipper Cane Spirit etc) Member of Advertising committee of Cape Wine and Spirit Institute.
5 years: Regional Manager, Western Cape - Sabena Belgian World Airlines.
Functions: Administration, Public Relations, Sales, Marketing.
12 years: Founding Member and director of companies: Gullan & Thorne (Pty) Ltd, Catalogue & Coupon Promotions (Pty) Ltd, Gullan & Thorne (Transvaal) (Pty) Ltd, Adplan (Pty) Ltd, and Admark (Pty) Ltd.
Advertising, Sales Promotion, Market Research, Marketing and Direct Sales. Sold my interests in all the above in 1974.

My strengths lie in the field of Market Investigation and Research, Sales Planning, Advertising, General Management and Public Relations.
I am an enthusiastic worker, quick to learn, and with my variety of experiences, I feel I would be an asset to an international organisation.
. 2 children in S.A.
Contact numbers: Landline: (00351) 291 603 681 Mobile: (00351) 966 276 600.
E-Mail: Currently living in Madeira, Portugal.

Major Achievements
The success of the Advertising and Marketing companies that I and Len Gullen founded, now known as Admark(Pty) Ltd.

My efforts in increasing the passenger and cargo sales in the Western Cape, for Sabena by over 100%, whilst I was with the company
The success of my advertising and marketing strategies for Limbo, which increased Union Wines share of the cane spirit market by approximately 120% in the first year.

By becoming the largest exporter of Ogen melons to Europe, before Ogen melons were placed under the Deciduous Board control.

Major Disasters
My loss of my entire fortune in the DRC in 1995, due to the civil war in that country.

Qualifications & Certifications

Marketing Management


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