Liz Pilling, formerly of Silverstone Circuits has been appointed as Events Manager and heads up the events team, while Rebecca Gibson, formerly of Purple Grape, has been appointed as events co-ordinator.
As events co-ordinator, Rebecca will be the first point of contact for corporate clients, ensuring the event runs seamlessly. The role will range from booking and amending accommodation, arranging dining in one of Woburn Forest’s 9 onsite restaurants and working with the leisure team to book activities.
Liz Pilling will oversee all corporate event conferences for external clients; with the support of Rebecca, and the entire Center Parcs events team. In addition to corporate events, Pilling will manage the seasonal programme of events and entertainment for Village leisure guests.
Both take to their roles with strong events experience. Rebecca Gibson comes from a fashion and beauty events background, in which she coordinated everything from press days and fragrance launches to large dinners. Liz Pilling has been in the events industry for ten years where at Silverstone Circuit, she was responsible for managing events with clients from concept, contract to completion.
On her new role, Liz Pilling commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Center Parcs Woburn Forest at such an exciting time for the Village. The Venue at Woburn continues to flourish since it’s opening late in 2014, going from strength to strength and has enormous potential and flexibility for further growth; I love that each day can be different in terms of the type of events we host. Team work is key at Woburn to ensure that the clients both corporate and leisure want to return time and time again.”
Rebecca Gibson added: “Joining the newest Village for the UK’s leading holiday provider is so exciting. At my previous role, project sizes varied enormously, however the key element was always to ensure customer satisfaction. I look forward to carrying this philosophy and my experience to Woburn Forest and working with the vibrant team.”
Ryan Gray, Head of Sales at Center Parcs group said: “It is a very exciting time for Woburn Forest and our newest team member’s show how well our newest Village is doing. Both Rebecca and Liz are well versed in corporate events, and come with a great integral understanding of the industry, this coupled with their dynamic events background is will be a great addition and will prove invaluable.”