Coventry-based Heart of England Conference and Events Centre has announced a trio of new appointments at the venue.
Craig Cotterill has joined the company as Sales Manager and will focus on winning new contracts covering conferences, corporate fun days, team-building and corporate events. Cotterill has over 15 years’ experience, most recently as MD of his own consultancy company.
A new position of Marketing Executive has been filled by Maggie King, who recently moved back to the UK from New Zealand where she worked as Sales and Marketing Manager for a SEA LIFE Aquarium operated by the Merlin Entertainments Group.
The position of Special Events Co-ordinator will be filled by Genna Wheeler who will take up the post from 28 April. Wheeler comes from a background in conferencing and events and will manage corporate entertainment as well as weddings at the centre.
“The new team brings with them a wealth of experience that will help to grow opportunities for the business and deliver an even higher level of customer satisfaction,” said Steve Hammond, MD at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre. “We are thrilled to welcome Craig to the team and I feel his skills and years of experience in Sales and Business Development will be a real asset to the venue.
“We have over 20 years’ experience in the events industry and with the creation of the new marketing position we can further promote our services and ensure that our brands remain relevant,” he added.
As part of his plans for the centre, Hammond is currently seeking planning permission to build a new 30-bedroom hotel, a visitor centre, an extra function suite to accommodate more weddings and a new 4×4 and quad biking course.
The new positions are all part of Steve’s expansion plans for the centre. He is currently seeking planning permission to build a new 30-bedroom hotel, a visitor centre, an extra function suite to accommodate more weddings and a new 4×4 and quad biking course.
The new hotel would add to the current accommodation offered in the Old Hall House and would be a boutique hotel with 30 individually designed en-suite bedrooms and include a gym and beauty room.
The visitor centre would create additional catering space to house a café area and also classroom facilities teaching visitors about the rural Warwickshire countryside and the history of the landscape.
The expansion would help to create additional employment opportunities in the area as 30 extra staff would be recruited if the proposals are given the go ahead.
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