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Jennings to lead growth era at Venues of Excellence

Mandy Jennings has been appointed executive director at venue consortium Venues of Excellence

Pictured: Mandy Jennings

Mandy Jennings has been appointed executive director of Venues of Excellence. The role - which includes management, marketing and growth of the consortium - will see her work alongside the board as it continues its strategic plan to reach 50 members by 2020.

Jennings, who has more than 25 years’ experience in hotel and conference centre sales and marketing, is already well known to the Venues of Excellence membership, having handled the consortium’s business development and membership. The new role will see this expand to cover a wider portfolio of responsibilities including Venues of Excellence’s strategic direction. Jennings is the principal of venue and hotel sales, training and representation agency Paje Consulting.

David Vaughton, MD of EEF Venues and chairman of Venues of Excellence, said: “We have seen unprecedented growth in membership over the last two years, much of which has been driven by Mandy’s expertise and her focus on achieving the consortium’s objectives following the strategic repositioning of our brand in 2016. This critical appointment will enable Mandy to maintain this encouraging momentum and the board is delighted that Mandy has accepted this role and look forward to working with and supporting her.”

Jennings added: “For over 25 years the consortium has provided industry leading marketing and sales support for its members and I am excited at the prospect of continuing that success under my control and leadership. It is so important to me personally that I deliver value and opportunity for our member venues.”

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