EN Award winner Angela Perkins has joined EventCity in Manchester, as its new head of sales.
Moving from her previous role as head of sales at the Ricoh Arena, Perkins (pictured) will be responsible for heading the sales team, attracting new shows and events, as well as driving the business forward as part of the new Trafford City destination brand where EventCity is based.
She will report to EventCity managing director Andy Orr.
Perkins won the EN Award for Best Venue Sales Person in 2014 and is also a member on the board of trustees for the Memusi Foundation, which supports children in Sub Saharan Africa to escape poverty through education.
“Angela has a fantastic track record in venue sales and we’re delighted that she’s now actively on board at EventCity,” said Andy Orr, EventCity managing director, who Perkins will report to.
“Angela’s priority will be to develop the sales strategy to ensure we continue to attract a fantastic array of events as well as new high profile exhibitions that put us on the map nationally.”
Her appointment also brings the promotion of Jo Battersby, who has been promoted to the role of senior sales manager.
On her new role, Perkins said: “I’ve joined EventCity at a really exciting time. The combination of a new hotel opening next to the venue in 2016 along with our position in the new Trafford City destination brand will only strengthen our proposition. Trade exhibitions are also emerging as a key area for us to tap into.”
Read our EN Award winner interview with Angela Perkins here.
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