Barbican demonstrates confidence in market with new business development manager.

Barbican head of corporate sales, Anthony Hyde has recruited Samme Allen  to his team in the role of Business Development Manager.  This new appointment coincides with the arrival of Inga Kamantauskaite as sales & marketing manager within Searcy, the Barbican’s on-site catering supplier. Samme Allen will focus on corporate accounts, associations, event organisers and proactive sales within the conference and event markets.  She will also be heavily involved in the Barbican’s Olympic sales strategy whilst overseeing the Centre’s leadership of the EC Collective.  Samme will work closely with the Searcy sales team including Inga, in her new role. Samme Allen joins the Barbican  from Real Recruitment; she is also MPI UK and Ireland’s vice president of partnerships and business opportunities.  She brings a wealth of industry contacts and in-depth knowledge of the industry to the Barbican corporate sales team. Head of corporate sales, Anthony Hyde : “Throughout the financial downturn, the Barbican has remained positive and forward thinking in our attitude to sales.  Where competitors have discounted rates, decreased marketing spend and reduced head count we have held steady.  This longer term approach has ensured a strong order book, excellent sales and a full diary.  Samme will be instrumental in our continuing growth, bringing a unique set of skills and experience to the team.”

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