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New starters as Victoria Warehouse finishes record year


Russ Dennison and Amy Toal have joined Victoria Warehouse, after a record year in corporate event bookings

Victoria Warehouse has increased its events team after a record-breaking year, which saw corporate bookings rise by 65 per cent.

The Manchester-based venue, which opened a new event space in September, says it's current expansion has triggered the boost in 2015 bookings.

It has welcomed two new staff members - Russ Dennison as music, sport and entertainment sales manager and Amy Toal, as PR and marketing manager.

Kayleigh Brindle, director of sales at the venue, said: “The opening of our new versatile event space The Bays, repeat business and increased brand awareness has played an important role in us experiencing our most successful year to date for corporate event bookings.”

The events team at the venue has increased from one staff member to six this year.

Brindle adds: "We have plans to increase this further in 2016 as the expansion project at the venue continues."

Toal joins the venue having previously worked at Emirates Old Trafford where she led the venue and events marketing.

She said: "The variety of events that the venue has held in just a few years has been incredible with top brand names such as New Look and Siemens hosting events here. The venue is raw and industrial and presents a completely different and exciting venue to my previous events experience.”

Dennison was previously sales manager at the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.

Victoria Warehouse's new event space, The Bays, consists of a pre-function room with open plan kitchen and large feature bar, alongside a main event space.

The next phase in its expansion will see the addition of a basement events space finished in late 2016, before the addition of a 400-room on-site hotel to be fully completed by 2017.

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