I can imagine that most of us are starting this year with the mantra ‘’New Year, New Start’’; be that referring to going to the gym, spending more quality time with family and friends or taking one less sugar in their coffee.
For me it means quite a lot more as I have returned to work this chilly January morning no longer under the title of Conference Sales Officer but instead as Revenue and Commerce Manager of the Brighton Centre, a job which I accepted back in early December.
I will now be working with the staff here to ensure we are absolutely maximising the venues fiscal value and also working with promoters to bring concerts into the venue.
I first started out at the Brighton Centre as a steward many, many years ago – working on concerts and seeing people’s faces when their favourite act came onstage filled me with joy. Music has always been my main passion in life and when the opportunity arose to not only further my career but also be the one booking the live acts in, I couldn’t turn it down.
It’s a really exciting time for me and I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead but it is also making me a little sad. I have grown so fond of the MICE industry and working with our clients; I have met amazing people, been involved in some really exciting projects and learnt so, so much about the industry – one which I have been truly proud to be part of.
Although I am not leaving the Centre I am leaving behind the Sales Department who are an absolutely awesome pair, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for being so supportive and brilliant, and for making coming to work not a chore but a joy – Lou, Liz – you rock, thank you for everything (and you’re welcome to come down to my office for tea and biscuits anytime).
So, it looks like this is going to be my last blog for the Brighton Centre conference website – I’ve really enjoyed writing them and I hope you have enjoyed reading them.