Carson takes the Chair at Conference Centres of Excellence

John Carson, Managing Director at Warwickshire conference and training venue Ashorne Hill, is the new Chair of the marketing consortium Conference Centres of Excellence (CCE).

Carson has served as a board member during six of his company’s almost nine years of membership.

CCE celebrates 21 years this year and has 34 members nationwide, including many of the country’s best known specialist conference and training venues. The CCE umbrella covers a geographical area extending from the South East of England to Scotland.

Venues have to meet stringent criteria in terms of quality, facilities, accommodation and customer care to qualify for membership.

Carson spent his former years as an officer in the Royal Navy and more latterly as an HR Director.

“I am absolutely proud to be taking over the Chair of Conference Centres of Excellence and hope to grow membership and membership value through the promotion of an organisation that clients can trust to deliver real quality,” he says.

Executive Director Anthony Lishman adds: “John has business and management knowledge and will ensure our consortium thrives under his leadership. I know John will give the Chairmanship his full attention and steer the business in the right direction over the coming months”.

Conference Centres of Excellence also welcomes Shaun Bowles, General Manager of Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire, as a board member.

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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