Conference News July/August 2017 - Page 11

11 Ashfield expands team by nine Leicestershire-based full-service event management agency Ashfield Meetings & Events has expanded its UK team with nine new recruits following new client wins. The nine new recruits all joined the business in June and will be based in Ashfield’s European hub office in Ashby-De-La-Zouch. The agency says recent new business and client wins in the healthcare sector have prompted the new appointments and expects more new starters in the coming months. The new starters are spread across the business with fresh talent joining the finance, venue sourcing and creative teams. The rest of the group will sit within the agency’s operational teams. Helen Capelin (head of operational excellence) described the new appointees as “a hugely talented group with wide ranging backgrounds, skillsets and experience. “In the short time they have been with the agency they have already demonstrated that their personal insights can bring a fresh perspective in how we gather inspiration and add new types of value to client projects. We look forward to seeing the impact their on-going contributions will bring to the agency and supporting each of them in their continued professional and personal development.” In 2015 Ashfield M&E managed 1,750 meetings and events in 52 countries, looking after over 120,000 delegates. News Moving up Jennifer Jenkins EVCOM has unveiled event and communications professional, Jennifer Jenkins, as its new chief executive. Mark Ellison Conference Aston in Birmingham has appointed Mark Ellison as general manager. Marc Webster Whittlebury Park and Whittlebury Hall & Spa has reappointed Marc Webster as commercial director. Stuart Dorn Jockey Club Venues has appointed Stuart Dorn as head of operations – London Jockey Club Racecourses. Rebecca Gabb London venue Central Hall Westminster hosted three special episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The hit US TV chat show came to London 6- 8 June. Filming took place in the venue’s historic Great Hall in front of a live audience of 600 people per night. Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, has appointed Rebecca Gabb as corporate sales manager.