Franczak on track
Central Hall Westminster has announced the appointment of Sarah Franczak as director of sales and events. Sarah joins central London’s largest conferencing and events centre from BMA House, where she worked as head of venues.
Newcastle’s St. James’ Park stadium, home to Newcastle United Football Club, has appointed Sean Brown as catering services director. In his new role, Sean will head the Sodexo management team in delivering catering and events services at Newcastle United.
Supporting Sean will be fellow new recruit Jenny McNamee who, in her new role as meetings and event sales manager, will oversee and develop the venue’s corporate and leisure business.
Consultancy firm Plural Strategy has announced the appointment of Louise Obadia as director. Obadia was previously MD, digital media and director of business development at Informa, and will lead Plural’s strategy implementation and post-merger integration (PMI) practice.
New role for Newbould
The East of England Arena and Events Centre has announced the appointment of Pamela Newbould, formerly operations manager at Event Shaper just outside of London, as its new event manager.
Making a splash
De Vere Cotswold Water Park has announced the appointment of Michael Lavizani as general manager. Lavizani has more than 28 years’ experience in the hospitality and hotel industries, since first starting his career at Bovey Castle. He was also previously general manager at Shrigley Hall Hotel Golf and Country Club.
Tamworth headquartered TechPro, a provider of lighting, video and sound services for the live events industry, has promoted Henry Pratt to the role of project co-ordinator, to help meet growing demand for the firm’s specialist services.