Venues and Events International expands to hire two new account directors

Venues and Events International launches a new account management division to sit alongside its expanding agency services.

James Kent and Steve Schwartz
James Kent and Steve Schwartz

Venues and Events International takes on two new staff for its new account management division to sit alongside its expanding agency services.

James Kent and Steve Schwartz have joined the Swindon-based agency run by Anita Lowe as its first two dedicated account directors.

They both bring a wealth of experience to a range of agency clients including QinetiQ, BP, Allied Bakeries, Priory Group and MAN UK Truck & Bus.

James joins Venues and Events International from Capita Travel and Events, while Steve spent six years with Q Hotels.

Schwartz said: "It’s an exciting time to be joining Venues and Events International as the agency has already developed a prestigious client list. I will be looking to grow this over the coming months as part of my remit, as well as giving existing clients a more personalised service."

Chief executive Anita Lowe says new division has been set up give clients an even more personalised service and to complement the agency’s existing offers of venue finding, event management, conference planning and production.

"I’m thrilled we’re now able to offer our growing list of clients an even more personalised account management service," said Lowe.

"2018 has got off to a fantastic start with some exciting projects, plus we’ve welcomed six new team members to the Venues and Events International family."

Other new recruits to Venues and Events International in 2018 include Alex Shipman as event manager, Olivia Unsworth as junior event manager, Nicola Reynolds as head of finance and Lynn Gammage as financial controller.

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