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Harrogate International Centre grows team in preparation for new event facilities

Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has appointed Paul Domeney to enhance its highly successful sales team and ensure ongoing growth as HIC plans for the completion of its new event spaces in 2011.

Alison Griffin, head of sales and marketing:  “As HIC moves from strength to strength, improving both our impact on the economy and the number of events booked each year, it is vital our sales team grows to maintain this success.”

Paul will be concentrating on business retention and new business sectors.  He commented: “With two new event halls opening next year it’s important that current clients and new prospects see the potential of everything HIC has to offer. With the capability of running two or three large scale events simultaneously, new clients have greater flexibility in terms of space and availability.”

Paul continues: “HIC is a vital part of the Harrogate and surrounding area’s economy, both fiscally and in terms of knowledge and growth.  To work at a venue with such a large impact on local people will provide a true sense of job satisfaction and opportunity for my personal development and learning.”

Alison concludes: “Paul will be a valued member of the team, enhancing our skills and ability to deliver the best quality events in a destination and venue of world renown.  As we steadily move away from the financial challenges of the last two years, sales represent a key method to improving our impact on the town and local community.  We eagerly await the additional energy and drive Paul will bring to the team…”

Paul brings a variety of knowledge and skills to the role with recent experience at Conference Leeds plus more than 17 years in a corporate account management role at BT.

During the period April 2010 to September 2010, HIC held 38 major events plus a plethora of smaller meetings and seminars.


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