Harrogate International Centre expands sales team

The Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has expanded its sales team with two appointments as part of a management structure review.

Harrogate International Centre expands sales team
Harrogate International Centre expands sales team

Alison Griffin has been re-appointed as head of sales and marketing on a short-term contract. She left the position at the end of 2008 to take maternity leave, and rejoins HIC from the role of marketing executive at Bradford University.

New events space

Griffin's remit will be to oversee the venue's sales and marketing activity, including the launch of two event spaces which are due to be built within the coming year.
 
Paul Ashton has been appointed sales manager from July, and his remit will be to increase sales in HIC's core markets.

Management structure review

Harrogate International Centre director Stuart Quin said: "Alison and Paul join at a crucial time for HIC. We are undergoing extensive reviews of our management structure as we direct our sales and marketing focus to create a greater solution-oriented approach to sales and event management."

Quin added: "Like many other venues, HIC has faced broader industry challenges such as smaller budgets, shorter events and lower delegate numbers during the last year.  Instead of sitting back, our sales team has worked more closely than ever with clients helping them to develop their events."
 

 

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