Claire Lawson is to leave her post as general manager of The Brewery, EC&O’s popular city venue. She tells Conference News she leaves at the end of October to become commercial director at The Grove, responsible for driving all revenue streams.
“It’s a dream job, I absolutely love the venue and have been lucky enough to experience it on a number of occasions. As I’d been at the Brewery seven years, it’s a real wrench leaving as I have a superb team here, absolutely love my job, but in terms of making a move, it’s the perfect situation as I wouldn’t be comfortable selling another venue competing with the Brewery and the Grove is another ‘unique’ proposition in the luxury brand market which is an area I’ve never specialised in before.
“It really was an opportunity I couldn’t resist (not least as the golf course is fantastic) and so I can’t wait to get started.”
The Brewery will be temporarily managed by Harminder Bahl from Earls Court. He previously worked on the Dome.