A business development manager with a wealth of experience has joined the team at a leading Midlands event group.
Lynn Gardner has been appointed by Southwater Event Group, which owns The International Centre, in Telford – one of the UK’s top ten conference and event venues.
She worked previously for the Ricoh Arena as a key member of their sales team and was responsible for selling the venue as a conference and banqueting space, and as an exhibition venue. Lynn has also worked for Heart of England selling the area as an event destination.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Southwater Event Group as it’s a particularly exciting time for the Group thanks to their expansion and development plans,” said Lynn.
“There is real interest in the marketplace in the new Ludlow Suite which is set to be unveiled in the next few weeks, and the new space is proving to be a real attraction for event organisers all over the UK.”
Tom Gray, Southwater Event Group chief executive, said: “Lynn is a welcome addition to our sales team as she brings a wealth of experience from her previous sales roles.
“We are on the verge of unveiling our latest investment – a new flexible event suite for up to 1500 delegates – and Lynn’s skills will prove invaluable in encouraging event organisers to consider our venue as the home of their event.”
The Ludlow Suite is on the ground floor of The International Centre, with its own public concourse area, kitchens and catering areas, and adjacent to new syndicate rooms.
Southwater Event Group has also joined forces with Telford & Wrekin Council and other organisations to develop a £250 million regeneration plan for the town which will create a new convention quarter with bars, restaurants and a new hotel.
As well as The International Centre, the Group is also made up of The Holiday Inn (Telford), The International Hotel, Grays Hotel, and stagecraftuk – an events production company.