Venues & Events International appoints new COO

The growth of the company has led to the creation of the new chief operating officer role.

Kim Collins (left)
Kim Collins (left)

Kim Collins will now take on the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Venues & Events International.

Her career began as restaurant manager at Hilton Hotels before joining Venues Event Management in 2004. Since then, Collins has played an integral part in developing the events division for the company, where she continued to grow this team as director of events at Capita Travel & Events following the acquisitions by Expotel and then Capita.

It is the growth of Venues & Events International that has led to the creation of the COO role.

Collins joined the company in February as sage account director. Having successfully delivered the Sage events programme over the last six months. She will start her new position immediately alongside the continued management of the Sage account.

"This is such an exciting time for Venues & Events International, with the account management team taking on much more of a strategic role, we’re successfully growing our existing client base whilst bringing on board new clients," said Collins.

"This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted to be taking on this role. Whilst continuing to support and deliver the Sage events programme, I believe I’ll be able to drive the business forward to ensure we continue to provide high levels of customer service and deliver memorable events."

Anita Lowe, CEO for Venues & Events International added: "For the business it was the right time to bring in this role to support with our strategic vision. I need someone to support me with overseeing the operational aspects of the business and Kim has proven experience in developing teams and ensuring continuity between different divisions.

"Kim’s vision is aligned with everything we believe in at Venues & Events International and I can’t wait to see what she delivers to help us continue to go from strength to strength. We also know that Kim has built up a brilliant relationship with Sage and will be continuing to develop this relationship in her new role still as their account director."   

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