Hello! I’m Antonia Burt
I’m a Freelance Promotions Consultant and Music Manager with 30 years experience in various fields of promotion and marketing. I am also currently training to become a Celebrant – something I have been thinking about doing for a while now.
My company name ‘Beauhemia’ is no accident. If you’re looking for someone corporate and jargon-based – I’m NOT your woman! I’ve been there & done that – it’s not me. If, however, you’re after intuition, passion, empathy and 30 years of experience … you know where to find me.
Relocating to London straight from college, I began my career working for an international event organisation company with major military defence contracts. After 3 years I moved into the media and music industry. Beginning with media contracts for various advertising, PR and production companies; numerous short term contracts for every major record label, including Sony and BMG followed.
In roles as diverse as A&R, Artist Liaison, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing; when I was ultimately head-hunted by the Promotions department at Columbia Records I brought with me a unique understanding of the many varied elements of promotion.
In 2002, I made the decision to move on from my extremely successful career at Columbia, having spent many years working with artists such as Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, Savage Garden, Aerosmith and many more of Columbia’s heavy-weight roster.
Striking out on my own as a freelance Promotions Consultant proved the right decision and I spent the next 8 years working with clients as diverse as hair and beauty salons, fitness studios and fashion houses, through to bands and musicians.
Developing my ability to digitally typeset and create promotional artwork during this time, I also began designing entire ranges of publicity material for many of my clients.
On moving from London to Dorset in 2009, I continued to work with my key London-based clients, until I saw an opportunity with Northcliffe Media South West & Wales. This led to 2 extremely successful years working with the Western Gazette and Mid Somerset News & Media devising, pulling together and running the biggest promotions created for the company to date.
Inevitably, having taken the role at Northcliffe as far as I could, I decided to set out on my own once more as a freelance Promotions Consultant and ‘Beauhemia’ was born.
My broad experience over the years has involved working as a DJ for Total Rock radio; being a published columnist; recording voice-overs, modelling for various independent fashion designers, and performing and recording regularly with a professional touring and festival band. This all helps to make Beauhemia, Beauhemia!
In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown gave me the ‘luxury’ of time to train as a Civil Celebrant and add another string to my bow.
As a natural Empath I have always been drawn to helping people, and when I complete my training I intend to do just that. Top marks all the way so far, but I have two more modules to go – and then my final exam. Wish me luck!