The NEC has bid a fond farewell to departing Sales Director Stephen Richards.
Richards is returning to the role of organiser at The NEC, becoming a Director of Furniture Fairs, which puts on the Furniture Show in January at The NEC. It is an event Richards helped launch 20 years ago.
When he first announced, back in May, he was stepping down, Richards said: “It is with real regret that I am leaving The NEC (and the NEC Group as a whole) on the brink of new and exciting times. New ownership and the investment that will bring, plus the opening of Resorts World, will be real game changers for the venue.”
The former UBM Event Director and previously Group Director of Blenheim joined The NEC in 2011, replacing Richard Pegler.
As reported earlier by CN, Richards is to be succeeded by Ian Taylor, currently Commercial Director at Marketing Birmingham, who takes up the position from early October.
He will report directly to NEC Managing Director Kathryn James.
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