Venues and Events International expands team on big contract wins

Venues and Events International has announced the appointment of six new members to its Swindon-based team.

“I’m delighted to have welcomed our six new recruits to the business,” said Anita Lowe, CEO of Venues and Events International.

“We have grown rapidly over the last five years and it’s vital that we keep our resourcing up to date with our client wins. It’s lovely to have some new blood in the business as well as welcoming Emma and Denise back into the family.”

The hires were announced following a successful 2019 which saw a series of new client wins including ENGIE, the French multinational electric utility company, among others which are yet to be officially announced.

“We are working hard on events for 2020 including some large scale incentives in Tanzania and the Mediterranean as well as a huge ride and drive event for one of our automotive clients,” Josephine Bradley, commercial and marketing director Venues and Events International, told M&IT.

“We are focusing on clients that are looking for a personalised and friendly service, growing our team to support the demand for this type of service added that.”

The new hires include:

  • Rachel Dancer – financial assistant
  • Hay Tang – event executive
  • Rachel Williams – conference planning executive
  • Abby Hegg – conference planning executive joins from QA Training
  • Emma Gales – conference team supervisor, joins from the in-house events team of a financial services client
  • Denise Smith – event support administrator

Emma Gales and Denise Smith rejoin Anita Lowe at the agency having both previously worked at Venues Event Management with a combined 28 years’ service.

“This is a fantastic step for us, we have found six exciting professionals who closely match our own values and they are already doing great things. This recruitment drive follows a highly successful year for our team and enables us to keep winning more business,” added Bradley.