Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unusual, sporting and cultural venues has appointed Julia Cook as Conference & Events (C&E) Development Manager – South.
In this newly created position, Cook will be responsible for supporting venue based sales teams and increasing conference and events enquiries at Lime Venue Portfolio’s southern venues.
With over a decade of experience within the hotel and events industry, Julia joins from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. She was also previously Director of Sales, Marriott Hotels and Director of Sales, De Vere Venues.
Cook joins at an exciting time when key venues are making significant investments to further enhance their C&E offer. As well as this appointment, Tracey Astles, who joined the Portfolio in 2012, has also been promoted to Head of C&E Development for Lime Venue Portfolio, which is a part of Levy Restaurants UK.
Jo Austin, Head of Sales for Lime Venue Portfolio said: “The work we have undertaken to drive best practice and provide training and support to our venue based sales teams has delivered real value to clients. Our commitment to delivering excellence means the time was right to expand our team and Julia has the experience and track record to take us to the next level.”
Julia Cook, C&E Development Manager – South said: “There are of some beautiful properties within the portfolio across southern England and Wales. I’m excited about getting to know the clients and working with them to drive the venues forward and deliver even more for them.”