New head of corporate sales for the Barbican

The Barbican has announced the appointment of Anthony Hyde as the new head of corporate sales. Hyde joined the Barbican in 2001 as business development manager, and was promoted to deputy head of corporate sales in July 2004. Hyde's background is in hotels. Prior to joining the Barbican he worked for Thistle Hotels, before joining the Royal Garden Hotel as conference sales manager. "I am looking forward to building on the success that we have already achieved," he said. "I am excited at the prospect of taking the business forward as we near the completion of our foyers and entrances redevelopment." The Barbican's conference and meeting facilities include the 2,000-seat Barbican Hall, the 1,150-seat Barbican Theatre. There are three cinemas with audience capacity ranging from 150 to 280 seats and seven conference suites as well as the stunning Garden Room and tropical Conservatory.

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