Hall-marks of success
Central Hall Westminster has appointed two new senior members of staff to its busy and growing events team. Sarah Franczak joins as director of sales and events from BMA House where she worked as head of venues. Kelly Smith has taken on the role of sales manager following two years working for Levy UK as senior sales coordinator at Aston Villa Football Club.
Climbing up the Wallers
The Barbican has appointed Jenny Waller as head of sales. The expanded role will see Jenny managing the Barbican’s growing sales team, which includes a renewed focus on international and association markets. Jenny will be supported in her role by the newly appointed deputy head of sales, Charlie Smith.
Production ace Jase
AV and technical production company Blitz, a GES company, has announced the promotion of Jason Sorabji to the newly created role of group production director. Jason’s new remit includes directing the company’s overall production and project management strategy, engaging directly with key clients and prospects to drive innovation and building on the team’s 30th year reputation for service excellence.
Across a hundred and James Street
Arora Group has announced the appointment of James Street as general manager of the new Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2, opening Summer 2019. Street leads the pre-opening team with over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and joins from Arora Group sister property Renaissance London Heathrow.
Creative Communications Agency Top Banana has welcomed a new senior account manager, Natalie Benson, to their growing team. Natalie will be working on accounts in the finance, auto-motive and retail sectors and will be based from their offices in London.
Strong & stable
The Business Design Centre’s venue services manager, Hayley Constable, has received an internal promotion to the position of deputy head of venue services. Constable, who has been working at the BDC for over 10 years, has been instrumental in many of the innovations within the department and wider business.
Top dog Clogg
De Vere Selsdon Estate, part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and event destinations, has announced the appointment of Richard Clogg as general manager to oversee the leisure and corporate business and day-to-day running of the hotel. With more than 20 years’ experience, Richard brings with him in-depth knowledge of both the luxury hotel marketplace and hospitality industry.