The NEC Group has restructured its Arenas senior management team, which oversees the National Indoor Arena (NIA), LG Arena, hospitality business amplify and consultancy NEC Group International.
Four new appointments - Steve Walton, head of commercial services; Alan Goodman, head of event services, Daniel Boulger, head of building and contract services; and Chris Pile, marketing and communications manager – will report to managing director Phil Mead and general manager Guy Dunstan.
Walton will oversee the sales team, brand revenue generation and amplify which, in addition to the LG Arena and the NIA, has also provided top hospitality to events such as the RHS Flower Shows. Over the past 12 months amplify has added new levels of hospitality due to selling out the premium level ‘Air’ membership. He will also lead on sponsorship opportunities, following the recent announcement that Barclaycard is to headline sponsor the NIA.
Goodman will lead an event services team made up of technical, rigging and event management services.
Dunstan commented: “We are extremely proud of the LG Arena’s success since its £29m redevelopment in 2009, and we hope that the planned NIA refurbishment and partnership with Barclaycard will result in the same success. In these tough economic times, it’s important that our business is adapting to the market and that includes the management team. We’ve made these changes to reflect what’s important to our business and to ensure that we retain our position as one of the world’s most respected entertainment businesses.”
Pictured (L-R): NEC Group Arenas’ Guy Dunstan, Daniel Boulger, Chris Pile, Steve Walton and Alan Goodman