Victoria Warehouse expands events team

Victoria Warehouse in Manchester has bolstered its events team with three new members of staff.

Victoria Warehouse
Victoria Warehouse

Former Manchester United conference and events manager Daniel Thorpe has been appointed venue operations manager. He has ten years' experience in the industry having worked for caterers, hotels and sports venues.

Jennifer Panton and Kayleigh Brindle both join as sales managers; Panton from De Vere Hotels and Brindle from Rocco Forte Hotels. They will be responsible for managing the growing number of corporate enquiries and seeking new business for the old industrial building turned events space.

The new members of staff will work alongside Faye Millar, who set up the corporate sales function three years ago.

Victoria Warehouse has three rooms for hire, the largest holding up to 5,000 people. Previous clients include Audi, Toyota and GHD. High street fashion retailer New Look used it to host a conference for 800 delegates in October last year.

Thorpe commented: "I’m thrilled to join Victoria Warehouse and be a part of the company’s exciting future. With the scale of events and expansion of the site as it breaks into the corporate market, it’s a fantastic time to be joining the team."

James Cohen, owner of Victoria Warehouse, added: "The expansion of our team is representative of our significant success in 2014 and will better prepare us for the year ahead. Both Kayleigh and Jen are well versed in corporate events, and come with an integral understanding of the industry, which I am confident will prove invaluable."

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