In a bid to improve the level of service for meetings and events, Arsenal has made six appointments. As previously reported, Carlos Zoccali joins from Stoke Park as Arsenal's meetings and events manager; Martina Rossi joins as senior sales executive from London Hilton Park Lane; ex-recruitment specialist Martin Pond joins as sales executive; Christy Johnson, who helped run Deloitte's Olympic presence for Sportsworld, joins as senior events co-ordinator.
Internal promotions at Arsenal, meanwhile, include Robert Foster, Gemma Dudley-Kelly and Rhian Snook who are now event co-ordinators.
The stadium has undergone numerous improvements as part of an ongoing six-figure investment. The Emirates Lounge space has been improved with a new corner bar, wifi has been installed, new online ordering systems have been put in place for hospitality guests and event spaces have undergone improvements.
Departures at Arsenal in April included Dina Toori, Arsenal's meetings and events sales manager who left after nearly four years, and Paul Martins, the club's meetings and events sales manager. Toori is now account director MICE for Hilton Worldwide. Paul Martins joined Lingfield Park as commercial manager.
C&IT is happy to retract the previously published figure of £40m.