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New Chairman for the Venuemasters Board

Steve Crawford, Centre Director for College Court Conference Centre in Leicester, is announced as the new Chairman for Venuemasters.

Commenting on his appointment Steve Crawford says: “I’m delighted to become Chair. It’s an exciting time to join, with many of the building blocks for the future already in place to really make our mark on the academic venue sector. The Board have a wealth of experience and at a recent Board Meeting we have seen great passion and enthusiasm for the future.”

Venuemasters, have for over 35 years, helped event organisers find quality conference facilities and group accommodation, available for hire at over 50 academic venues across the UK. Their free enquiry service will save time and money, by helping clients discover some of the best locations and best value facilities at academic venues across the UK.

Two other new key appointments include a new Sales and Membership Director, Rachael Bartlett, who joins the team and the addition of Paje Consultancy, ran by Mandy Jennings, bringing the consortium a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Alongside these appointments are three strategic developments. These will include some new initiatives such as a new brand identity, learning and development programme; a new website – which will be launched late spring 2018. The new identity for the consortium will be launched this spring and will reconnect Venuemasters back to academic venues – marking a return to its roots.

Natalie Williamson, Venuemasters General Manager says “There’s real momentum building for 2018 as our plans start to take shape for what is set to be an exciting year. I am delighted to welcome Steve as the consortiums new Chair. With his strong background and experience in academic venues, his practical understanding will help drive our plans forward so we can really put our mark on the fantastic sector.”

The Venuemasters Annual Conference will be held at the University of Leicester’s flagship venue, College Court, part of Leicester Conferences, between the 7th and 8th of February 2018. See http://www.venuemastersmarketing.co.uk/activities/239/the-venuemasters-conference-agm-2018 to secure your place.