DBMT restructures events division

DBMT has downsized its Essex office and moved all its events staff to Milton Keynes following a restructure, which saw three members of staff made redundant.

David Bottrill, managing director of DBMT
David Bottrill, managing director of DBMT

The three members of staff that have been made redundant include Chetan Shah, who is to start at The Black Tomato Agency next week, and Sally Yates, who has joined Adding Value.

DBMT opened its Milton Keynes office in January this year, headed by Sasha Wilford.

David Bottrill, managing director of DBMT, said: "We opened an office in Milton Keynes in January and, in response to client opportunities, we took the decision to consolidate the events team all under one roof in Milton Keynes. We have a number of key clients on our doorstep now, including Mercedes-Benz, and it provides easier access to our Midlands-based clients. Loughton in Essex has always made recruitment a challenge too. Our IT and digital teams will still be based in Loughton.

"The past five years have been very tough for everybody, particularly in the incentive market, and now the economy is turning we want to position ourselves more centrally for growth in 2014. We have lots of opportunities in the pipeline."

DBMT has recently recruited three new members of staff. Eloise Norbury, who has previously worked with brands including Honda, Ford and Audi, has joined as a senior account manager. Chloe Lovett is an events management graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University who will provide administrative support across the agency's events and communications activity. Bethany Robertson will start in the New Year as a project manager.

Sasha Wilford said: "These are really exciting times for DBMT as we continue to grow business with existing clients and develop new opportunities. The new recruits will bring both experience and a new dimension to the team and will enable us to deliver even higher levels of service to our existing clients, as well as providing the additional resource we need to focus on the new business we continue to develop."

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