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Event construction business Setsquare Staging has announced three new appointments.
Dominik Short as managing director, Charlotte Mason will take over as chair, and Reno Macri as non-executive board director, following the recent simultaneous acquisition of Enigma Visual Solutions and GTMS.
The new appointments are part of Setsquare’s strategic growth plan for the company, which recently announced turnover of £20million.
Setsquare’s John O’Gorman commented: “We are pleased to welcome Charlotte, Dominik and Reno to Setsquare. Each bring their own expertise and business experience, which will support Setsquare in its ambitions to become the leading global supplier of sector-leading portfolio of services.”
2019: a Space prodigy
Creative agency Space has appointed Andy Preston and Alex Hazell as deputy creative directors, and James Newport as design director.
Space has made the appointments following another year of growth, which has seen the 45-person agency extend its remit with clients including William Grant & Sons, General Mills and Heineken.
Andy, Alex and James will all report in to Greg McAlinden, creative director at Space.
McAlinden commented: “Our clients continue to challenge us to solve a broad range of business problems with our joined-up and consistent creative approach across every consumer touchpoint.
“In Andy, Alex and James, we have added further talent to the team to ensure that our clients continue to benefit from our creative expertise and solutions across advertising, social, experiential and shopper”.
U B Moving
Jo Burton has changed roles from senior operations manager at Telegraph Events to operations manager at UBM.
UBM is an information services group that combined with Informa in June 2018. Informa Group now employs a combined 11,000 people.
Hotel and conference venue Whittlebury Hall has appointed Lisa Fellows-Flynn as its new head of corporate sales.
Fellows-Flynn will drive and improve revenue growth within the conference, meetings and events sector.
Marc Webster, commercial director at Whittlebury Hall, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Lisa in to this new and exciting role.
“Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and is no stranger to Whittlebury with years of experience working with the sales team. I’m really looking forward to seeing the development and strengthening of the sales team as we enter 2019.”
Michelle to sell at CHS
Michelle Rennoldson has joined CHS Group UK as buyer relationship manager, with a remit to make the 10th Anniversary Conference and Hospitality Show the best yet.
A regular attendee from the inaugural event in 2000, Michelle has seen the Conference and Hospitality Show grow to a record-breaking national show in 2018, which has put Leeds firmly on the conference map.
Rennoldson commented: “I started with CHS as a project manager to cover a single event, which grew into another one and then they asked me to come on board permanently.
“I’m so pleased to be working with CHS. I’ve known them and worked alongside them for a long time, and they’ve always been such a great company to work with. They never sit still and are constantly looking to improve what they do and pushing for the next big thing.