Lord's strengthens events team by five

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owner of Lord's Cricket Ground, has strengthened its hospitality and events teams with five new appointments.

Lord's has strengthened its hospitality and events teams with five new appointments
Lord's has strengthened its hospitality and events teams with five new appointments

Zoe Ward has joined the team in the position of meetings and events sales manager. She was previously at Fulham Football Club, where she worked for nine years heading up event sales, as well as working on sales for match day hospitality. Her new role will see her managing meeting and events sales at Lord’s, utilising the event space and creating new business opportunities.

Sophie Swallow, previously financial controller at the London Cocktail Club, has joined the team as hospitality sales manager. In the past she has worked at events agency Sledge where she organised events for Royal Mail, Microsoft and Innocent. She has also worked at Arsenal Football Club. Swallow will be responsible for the sales of corporate and private hospitality for all international and domestic matches, in addition to private and match day boxes at the venue. 

Harry Reid joins the team as meetings and events sales executive from London venue the Amadeus, where he worked in operations and sales. His role will see him handling incoming event enquiries for the venue.

James Glover has been hired by Lord’s as hospitality sales executive. He joins from Laverstoke Park Farm where he worked as account manager for ex-Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter. Glover’s new role will see him as the first point of contact for all incoming hospitality enquiries at Lord’s. 

Finally, Laurie Thompson has been promoted to the role of event co-ordinator from her previous role as hospitality co-ordinator at Lord’s. Thompson’s previous roles include working as a hospitality assistant at the Lawn Tennis Association where she worked with a wider team to deliver the hospitality offer at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s and co-ordinated the LTA Wimbledon Ball.

Nick Kenton, head of sales for meetings, events and hospitality at MCC, said: "Following England’s regaining of the Ashes, it’s been a great summer of events at Lord’s and we’re delighted to welcome a number of new team members to the fold. They bring a wealth of experience to Lord’s across both match day hospitality and meetings and events, so I’m excited to start working with them."

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