Laura, an English graduate of the University of Glasgow, has extensive experience in the events industry, starting off as a part time student before progressing to integral roles within successful teams.
Her new role is to secure new conference clients, particularly from international associations and healthcare markets.
She joins the Conference Hotel from the University of Reading where she was Lead Events Co-ordinator and worked with similar clients from both the public and private sectors.
When the opportunity to work at Scotland’s fully dedicated Conference Hotel became available, Laura jumped at the chance.
Laura said: “I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the industry, including ICCA and the Glasgow Convention Bureau, as well as world class clinicians here at the Golden Jubilee Foundation.”
During her study years Laura worked with South Lanarkshire Culture and Leisure in Hamilton Town House doing front of house, theatre shows and concerts, waitressing and bar work at functions and weddings and eventually the box office.
She then moved into a full-time post there and it was this experience which gave her a “taste” of the events industry.
Laura added: “My first job was in community theatre and an arts and that’s something that’s always appealed to me all through school and growing up.
“Working in the first venue is what really drew me in gave me a taste for Event work – doing weddings, the bar, organising meetings.
“I would never have pictured myself here when I was at school and it’s not linked to my degree, but I think that shows what passion and I’ve got for it and how much I love the work.
“The variety is great, no event is the same, no day is the same, different clients, big and small events, this is what I really enjoy about it.
“I’m also an organised person and like to plan so the thought of organising things for other people really appeals to me.”