Hospitality events company The Concerto Group has appointed Raymond Santamaria (pictured) as group commercial development director. He joins Concerto from the ONE Group where he was a marketing director for the EMEA region.
Santamaria joins as CEO Adam Elliott sets a new direction targeting industry sectors for strategic expansion. Santamaria will be responsible for identifying commercial opportunities and driving growth of the group across all divisions for fixed and event business.
His role will also focus on forging new partnerships and developing new ventures that offer long-term value for the Group.
Santamaria has 14 years of direct hospitality and food service experience as well as six years in retail management with Marks & Spencer.
“There are big plans in place to grow and diversify the group and I look forward to going on that journey with the whole team,” said Santamaria.
“Raymond was handpicked for his extensive knowledge and invaluable expertise in the hospitality industry both UK-wide and internationally. The Group has big plans ahead and with Raymond on board, and an excellent team in place, we are well-equipped to grow and strengthen this expansion,” says The Concerto Group CEO Adam Elliott.