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The Appointment Group expands Global Event Management & Destination Management Services in the UK

Brad Hathaway
As part of the company’s strategic approach to expand its global events offering, The Appointment Group Manchester has recruited a dedicated Global Events team.
The Manchester Global Events team will provide a Destination Management Company (DMC) service for inbound event business into the Manchester area. The Events team will also offer group travel and logistics for corporate clients, elite entertainment and sporting clubs as well as service the international event requirements for local based companies.


John Harding, Event Director will lead the Manchester Events team, supported by Brad Hathaway, Events Co-ordinator. John will report into The Appointment Group’s Global Events Director, Sam Robson.

New appointment: John Harding – Event Director, Manchester
John has over thirty years’ experience and knowledge in devising and delivering bespoke group and event programmes. Having started as a junior in 1979, John’s career developed initially from Corporate Travel into specialist MICE and Sports Travel sectors.

Over the length of his career he worked for several well-known travel companies and incoming DMC markets in conjunction with Visit England. He has fulfilled solutions for conferences, incentives, hospitality and team building across a number of industries including the Entertainment, Automotive, Financial Services and Retail sectors. He will be a great asset to The Appointment Group.

New appointment: Brad Hathaway – Event Co-ordinator, Manchester
Brad Hathaway has over two years’ experience in the travel and events industry organising. He has managed incentive groups to Iceland and Portugal, conferences, sport groups logistics and travel and corporate team building programmes in Manchester and the North West of England.

“Joining The Appointment Group is both a great opportunity and an honour. We continue to live the dream welcoming and sharing Manchester’s alluring vibe and the North with incoming groups. The city is a melting pot of business, sporting and musical culture and the blend provides an ideal arena for corporate events and groups of all sizes. Being part of such a thriving business within the Global Events division, provides me with an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of the most innovative and fastest growing Group Travel and Events agency in the World” John Harding, Event Director UK, The Appointment Group - Global Events

“Our UK expansion signals the continued diversification of The Appointment Group Global Events brand and highlights the importance of Manchester as a corporate and hospitality hub. It further reinforces the company’s global capacity and ability to deliver world-class events and create great value for clients in multiple locations.

The addition of Manchester Events Team and our newly opened office in Atlanta demonstrates our focus to expand our global network of experts and co-ordinated systems providing clients with world-class events in any location. ” Sam Robson, Global Events Director, The Appointment Group - Global Events.

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