About Alice King
Alice King – Business Development Consultant, is an accomplished Public Relations Practitioner and Communications professional with over 15 years of experience in this industry. She has developed strategic communications plans, managed special projects and events as well as hosting of other communications activities. Alice is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner and a member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA).
Alice is the lead Facilitator and Assessor, having ETDQA (Education Training and Quality Assurance) endorsement. She was also awarded a Competent Communicator certificate by Toastmasters International.
Her portfolio as Business Development Consultant includes; the management and development of business growth opportunities, retention of client base, network marketing for business, stakeholder management (managing and retaining relationships), action plans for strategic goals of organisations/ businesses, sourcing of viable opportunities, securing of meetings with and for clients, training and upskilling opportunities and interventions for clients.
In a previous recent portfolio as Business Development Consultant (Relationship Manager) in the private health sector, she managed a broad range of Public Relations & Marketing functions which included Referral Management, Specialist Practice Establishment & Development, Doctor Recruitment, Stakeholder Management and Events Management. She facilitated communication and also created an online social media discussion group for doctors and healthcare practitioners.
Career experience includes Marketing and Communications portfolios in tourism, transport, water and healthcare sectors. As a communications strategist, Alice participates in relevant conferences and provides training in communication and customer care. She has also operated on a freelance basis and as a consultant, provided strategic communication and public relations services to clients and helped them with branding and special events. Alice provides services as an Image and Lifestyle Management Consultant to individuals and corporates.
Formal training in Project Management has provided her with a solid foundation for her lead role in the Events that she manages, as well as Stakeholder Engagement and Special Projects. Her Stakeholder Management involvement and experience covers a broad spectrum, and she has had extensive engagement in government liaison and crisis communication, which includes media management.
Her qualifications include Public Relations, Management Studies, and Image Consulting. She also holds a Project Management Diploma.
Alice remains actively involved in Community Outreach with a focus on disadvantaged communities. She has previously undertaken fundraising projects, sourced donations and sponsorships and has also organized Health Awareness Campaigns for such communities and provided support in the setting up of a resource centre.