The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has appointed Kimmie Garrett as head of marketing. Garrett joins the AEO from sister associations AEV and ESSA, where she has spent the last 18 months advising on their communications plans. Reporting into Chris Skeith, AEO chief executive officer, Garrett will assume responsibility for developing marketing strategy, managing customer experience and overseeing the marketing department.
Pop culture marketing agency Experience12 has announced two new hires to the production and account management departments, as they move into new offices on Greek Street in Soho. Ryan Kwok joins as event producer from a client services role at MKTG. Daisy Startup joins the account management team from Campus Group, where her main clients were Jägermeister, innocent, Sailor Jerry & STA Travel.
Step into the Arena
Arena UK & Europe has unveiled a new business development team for the region, with the promotion of Dave Withey and appointment of Anne Johnston. Withey has been promoted to director of business development, UK & Europe. Johnston has assumed the position of business development manager, UK & Europe, following on from her recent roles at Star Events and Live.
GES has announced the appointment of Amy Jordan as the new head of marketing for its event intelligence product suite, Visit by GES. Jordan brings a wealth of experience to the role, having held marketing positions for Easyfairs and UBM (now Informa Markets) and most recently with international events and training producer CWC Group. She reports to Christine Martin, executive director, marketing and customer experience at GES.
Four apprentices working for the NEC Group have recently become the first in the UK to complete their Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship. Sam Carr, Tyler Smyth, Luca Monaco and Connor Millington have had the opportunity to work across a range of live events at Arena Birmingham, Resorts World Arena and the NEC during their three-year apprenticeships.
Following the refurbishment of its MICE facilities and re-opening its conference and event space for corporate hire, the British Motor Museum has appointed two new senior sales managers to strengthen the conference & bookings team. Charlotte Dawes and Toby Batchelor will be responsible for generating new business and re-connecting with past customers and agencies.
Cloud-based event payment platform TicketCo has appointed Joe Edwards as a key account manager. Joe joined TicketCo from Carabao Energy Drink, where he was national account manager. His appointment follows a successful launch in the UK for TicketCo in the events, festival and sports industries.
Green light at Red
Red Recruitment has welcomed Jason Richardson as a senior consultant, following his previous position within the sales team on the gaming portfolio at Clarion Events. Richardson commented: “I was over the moon when presented with the chance to become a senior consultant for Red Recruitment. Working in events, you realise how important job satisfaction is. Having the opportunity to make a real impact on people’s lives is both motivating and rewarding. This will be a key driver in guiding candidates through the interview process and offering important advice to help them to secure their dream role.”