Conference Centres of Excellence (CCE) has appointed Alan Robinson (pictured) as its chief executive and is targeting growth after a few years of retrenchment.
Robinson has seven years’ experience on the CCE board during his time at Warwick Conferences and was, most recently, the group’s membership director, appointed in May 2014.
Launched in 1992 with 20 independent venues, the consortium provides marketing and sales support for its member venues.
Following a period of consolidation, CCE is again on the front foot and claims to be the only membership body in the UK meetings industry with full sales service to support its marketing activities.
CCE has also appointed Mandy Jennings and her team at Paje Consultancy to direct its sales operation and represent CCE venues on a national basis.
Jennings was previously sales director for both Principal Hayley and De Vere Hotels & Venues Group.
Commenting on future plans for the group, Robinson said: “Conference Centres of Excellence is principally a marketing consortium which helps to drive standards in the industry through sharing of best practice. It is a tremendous organisation which I am proud to be involved in, and I look forward to delivering our vision to all members.”
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