Agency appoints Event Director and Business Development DirectorCreative communications consultancy and event specialists, Vista, have appointed two new senior hires to their team. Nicholas Simpson joins as Event Director and Paul Veltman as Business Development Director.
Simpson, the former Technical Director at Turning Point Solutions previously delivered large scale events for Hewlett Packard, Marriott Hotels and CISCO across Asia.
For 18 years prior to that Simspon was a freelance Production Manager, designing, creating, managing and delivering projects globally for international brands.
Veltman, was previously based in South Africa running his own event agency, Velti. For 7 years, Veltman enjoyed success as CEO of the agency, delivering projects across the African continent for global brands including Sony PlayStation, SAP, Vodafone, MTV, SAB Miller, MINI and LG before relocating back to the UK.
The appointment of Simpson and Veltman comes as the agency continues to expand internationally, growing their innovative communications campaigns and events offering within the financial, technology and automotive sector. Veltman will work closely with Managing Director James Wilkins to excel the growth of the agency, leading the new business team. Simpson, will focus on the delivery of Vista’s large scale events and productions on a local and international level.
James Wilkins, Managing Director commented; ‘Following the rebrand we have been looking for talent that has the skill to assist and lead international growth with the ability to excel our core on a local and national level. Both Paul and Nicholas have this skillset and are both an asset to the expanding Vista team’.
Veltman commented; ‘Vista are an extremely exciting and dynamic customer-centric business that lead with intelligence, whilst being fluidly backed-up by their full portfolio of in-house creative services. Vista have enjoyed strong growth through their capability to curate and produce projects across all industries on an unlimited scale, so after my meetings with James on the future plans for the business, it was a no-brainer that Vista could provide the opportunity and challenge I was looking for’.
Simpson added; ‘Vista is one of the UK’s leading agencies with extensive in-house services available to clients. It’s been an exciting time joining such and innovative and driven agency at a time when it’s growing’.