The Science Museum Group has strengthened its events team with the appointment of Lucy Mears as group sales manager.
Mears has been working in the events industry for almost 18 years with experience in all sectors – agency, venue, supplier and in-house. Mears has worked in event sales for a number of London venues including six years at the London Stock Exchange where she launched a brand new events venue. Most recently, Mears has been working in the special events catering arena – first with Payne and Gunter and then Harbour & Jones.
As group sales manager at the Science Museum, she will be responsible for pro-actively generating significant levels of income from corporate, commercial and private events at the group’s sites in London, Manchester, York, Bradford and Wroughton. She will also be responsible for developing relationships with existing and new clients, implementing robust strategic plans, leading and developing the sales team and offering exacting event solutions, with the aim of increasing the museum’s profile and profitability.
On her appointment, Mears said: “I’m looking forward to my new role with the Science Museum Group. My variety of experience within the industry gives me a unique understanding of the needs and challenges of everyone involved in putting on an event. I’m excited about the endless possibilities for events across the group’s sites, especially when so many corporate events are looking to align with the same values as us, including innovation, creativity and future technologies.
“My focus for the coming months is on identifying and developing new markets for the groups, such as experiential events, and creating viable new business streams from existing and new event spaces.”
Ben Lheureux, group operations manager – commercial and live events at Science Museum Group, added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lucy to the team. As a group we work hard to ensure that we offer our clients a unique experience across all of our venues and our passionate and dedicated staff are key to making this happen. I know Lucy will make a valuable contribution to our existing team and will further add to the on-going success of the business.”