SECC boosts corporate sales team following record year

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The Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) is building on a record year for conference and corporate events with new appointments to its corporate team.

Glenda Carlyle will lead the enhanced team in the new role of senior sales manager, corporate sales. She will be joined by Emma Richards, the SECC’s recently appointed sales manager, corporate sales. Her career spans a number of high profile venues including 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin.

The three-strong corporate sales team at the Glasgow venue is completed by long-standing account manager Sarah Kergon.

Conference sales will be supported by Eilidh Hughes, who joins the SECC conference team of 10 as sales research executive.

Welcoming the increased resource for corporate sales, Kathleen Warden, director of conferences at the SECC said: “Corporate business continues to be a growth sector for the SECC and our sights are firmly set on making the most of the corporate market potential…I’ve no doubt our strengthened team will help us attract even more corporate business – both large and small”.

In 2015/16 the SECC enjoyed its strongest year to date for conference and corporate events business, including an 18% increase in turnover and an increase of 20% in gross profit on 2014/15. The venue hosted a total of 55 events during 2015/16, including 25 from the corporate sector.

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Martin Fullard is the Deputy Editor at Conference News. Formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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