Appointments

Jude Cosway, joins PCO Contendam

UK based Conference & Association agency Contendam are delighted to confirm that well-known meetings industry professional, Jude Cosway, joins Contendam as Business Development Consultant, bringing 24 years of event industry experience with her.
Jude has worked primarily in the Associations sector in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. She specialises in destination marketing and business development.


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New Head of HR appointed at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Cathy Dewson-Smyth

Luxury Cheshire resort makes heavyweight appointment to drive and develop first class work place culture

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa has today announced the appointment of Cathy Dewson-Smyth as Head of Human Resources.
The Mum of three from Bunbury, Tarporley joins the luxury resort from Cheshire based Handpicked Hotels where she was Cluster Human Resource Manager based at its Nantwich Rookery Hall Hotel.


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NYC & Company announces staff promotions

Makiko Matsuda Healy
NYC & Company has announced several promotions within its Tourism Development department—these individuals are responsible for positioning New York City as a premier travel destination through domestic and international travel trade efforts in 17 international offices, covering 27 global markets.

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Hôtel Metropole welcomes new General Manager Pierre Ferchaud

From 1st November, the Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo will welcome Pierre Ferchaud as General Manager. He replaces Jean-Claude Messant who is now the Manager of Royal Mansour.
Pierre Ferchaud graduated from the l’Ecole Hôtelière in Strasbourg and began his career in 1978 working at Grosvenor House Hotel in London followed by Le Meurice in Paris and then The Hotel Palace in Madrid.
He was given functional as well as operational responsibilities, allowing him to acquire the necessary knowledge to join the American Marriott Group as General Manager at the Hotel Prince de Galles in 1983.


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Leeds and Partners announce targeted international sales missions

Leeds and Partners has appointed two new members of the visitor economy team to drive growth across both the business and leisure visitor economy, to encourage increased footfall, visitor spend and dwell time.
Jennifer Young joins the team from Marketing Birmingham as Associate Director of the Visitor Economy, bringing a wealth of experience in destination management, especially working with international markets. Jennifer will utilise her previous experience, targeting the travel trade industry, to raise the profile of the city and ensure Leeds is on the international travel agenda across key geographies, aligned with inward investment sectors, including China, the USA and the Nordics.


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New senior appointment marks start of next chapter for Marketing Edinburgh

Paul Wakefield
Marketing Edinburgh has announced the appointment of Paul Wakefield as its new Head of Marketing & Commercial.
Having spent over 14 years in marketing, communications and business senior management with the likes of property firm Bell Ingram, Maximillion Events and influential landowner body, Scottish Land & Estates, Paul (41) brings a wealth of operational, commercial and communications experience from the worlds of tourism, land and property and hospitality to Marketing Edinburgh.


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António Soveral Padeira appointed director of Portuguese National Tourist Office UK & Ireland

António Soveral Padeira
Turismo de Portugal has announced the appointment of António Soveral Padeira as director of the Portuguese National Tourist Office in the UK & Ireland.
Paderia has a wealth of experience working within the travel industry, having spent seven years as general marketing manager at Turismo de Portugal in Lisbon. In this position he was responsible for marketing strategy across 22 global offices, whilst also working with the private sector and seven regional Portuguese tourist offices.


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