Venue marketing consortium The Westminster Collection (TWC) has appointed Andy Wilson, the Principal of further education college Westminster Kingsway, as Patron of the Collection and the 53 venues it represents.
Wilson’s new ambassador role is part of TWC’s renewed goals and values for 2012 onwards, which include an added focus on developing future leaders and professionals through the creation and provision of learning, development and networking opportunities, as well as through shared industry knowledge and experience.
“Wilson is a highly-respected professional on the London hospitality circuit, with relationships in the local business community and we enjoyed introducing him to our members and associates at the annual TWC Christmas Networking Event at 116 Pall Mall on 19 December 2011,” says Chief Executive of The Westminster Collection, René Dee.
“We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Westminster Kingsway College for more than seven years in their capacity as an Affiliate Member and we look forward to further developing that relationship with activity that supports promotion of long-term careers in event management and hospitality in the Westminster boundary particularly.”
Westminster Kingsway College has been accredited with the new national Training Quality Standard. Wilson said: “The Olympics and Diamond Jubilee celebrations provide the sector with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase its services and TWC will ensure that the 53 member venues we represent are uniquely placed to take advantage.”
Nine service providers joined as Associate Members in 2011, taking the total number to 35. These include Global Ice Structures, Off to Work, Design Inc., Desmond Talbot, Patch Media, Summer Skye Photography, The Conference Bench, Troika Recruitment and Viva Live Music.
Photo: L-R: Rene Dee, Chief Executive of TWC; Wendy Greenhalgh, TWC Board Director and Sales and Marketing Director One Great George Street; Andy Wilson, Patron of TWC, Principal of Westminster Kingsway College.
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