Midlands-based event and venue caterer, Amadeus, has appointed Jane Cookson as Business Development Manager, to drive new business and increase catering profitability.
Cookson will report to Amadeus Sales Director, Chris Reynolds and joins from the Royal Horticultural Society where she worked as Head of Catering for the last six years. As part of her role, Cookson worked closely with Amadeus, which is the organisation’s catering partner, and service events including RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
“Jane’s appointment comes at a significant time for the business as we continue to explore new development opportunities and commercial viability of our existing strategies,” says MD of Amadeus, Kevin Watson. “With the great experience Jane brings to Amadeus, we are confident of her contribution towards achieving our growth targets.”
In addition to Cookson’s appointment, Amadeus has taken on two new General Managers to head up the catering at its sister venues the LG Arena and the National Indoor Arena.
Annie Monnox will oversee all external and internal catering at the LG Arena. She was previously Head of Operations for Amadeus at Olympic Park North and has cross sector catering experience across business and industry, retail, hospitality and conference and banqueting.
Nick Cole will be responsible for the NIA. He also worked at for Amadeus at Olympic Park North as the Senior Head of Operations. Cole started his career in catering as a chef, before moving onto Food and Beverage Manager for P&O Cruises.
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