Central Hall Westminster expands team

Central Hall Westminster has announced the creation of three new roles to support its continued growth as the largest purpose-built conference centre in London.

Rhiannon Thomas joins the events team at Central Hall from Sodexo Prestige – The Crystal in the newly created role of business development manager with the objective of creating a tailored strategy to develop existing and new relationships whilst driving new business to the venue.

Sophie Coates takes up the newly created role of event process manager at Central Hall. Coates initially began working at the venue in May 2011 as Event Manager and has extensive experience, having organised over 100 high profile events including Le Web Tech Conference and the Grand Challenges Event attended by Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson.

Kirsty Ackah takes on the newly created role of sales and social media executive. A highly experienced event professional, Ackah joins the venue from Radisson Blu, Heathrow, where she worked as M&E sales executive.

Paul Southern, managing director at Central Hall Westminster, said: “We enjoyed a very successful year in 2016 and our plan is to build on this success by strengthening our team further through the creation of these new roles. Investing in staff is part of our long-term strategy as we expand into new markets, and improve the venue’s efficiency which ultimately saves money for our clients.”

We are all looking forward to working with our newly-strengthened team for a fantastic 2017 and beyond,” he added.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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