Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full service global event management agency, has added seven new recruits to its UK operations this month. The new starters bring the number of new recruits across the agency in June and July to 16.
All the new starters will be based in the agency’s European hub office in Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.
The agency says the latest appointments have been triggered by new full service event management contracts in the healthcare sector and span several departments in the business, including operations and venue sourcing.
The fresh talent have been busy undertaking a comprehensive induction programme, covering all facets of the business. Over the coming weeks the newcomers will continue their on-boarding with role-relevant training on client-specific processes and procedures.
Head of operational excellence Helen Capelin commented: “We have had a strong focus on our recruitment efforts in recent months due to new business wins. We have placed a greater weight on character attributes such as motivation, curiosity, engagement and determination.
“We find that by making selection decisions based around these characteristics we can determine a candidate’s potential and ascertain their adaptability to our company and to our clients’ business environments. It is great to see our efforts come to fruition as we welcome these new starters to the business. We look forward to watching them grow and prosper.”
Photo caption (L-R): Diane Keegan (finance executive), Charlie Pratt (venue sourcing executive), Dee Champaneri (project executive), Mary Goacher (project executive), Emma Willis (project manager), Katherine Bristow (project executive). The other recruit, not pictured, is Jess Stones (project manager)