WRG expands congress team with five new roles

Leading live and experiential agency WRG has created five new permanent roles in its Congress Team across London and Manchester.
The development of key healthcare accounts and new business wins has led to a rise in demand for WRG's expertise in delivering virtual meetings and logistics projects.

Russ Lidstone CEO at WRG said of the recruitment drive: “As recently reported in the IPA Bellwether report, event marketing spend continues to rise and we're seeing significant demand for our congress services from our healthcare clients.

“We're investing in our congress delivery expertise in the UK to deliver exceptional delegate experiences for our clients.” Simon Hartley joins the team as Congress Project Manager based in WRG’s Manchester office. Simon has extensive experience in the healthcare sector having previously headed up a large logistics account team for a global healthcare client delivering more than 80 events a year.

Naomi Hatch joins as a Junior Project Manager having previously worked in medical communications and healthcare marketing in Manchester.

In London Cleo Andrews takes up the role of Delegate Manager. Cleo has previously worked as an Event Co-ordinator in a venue having graduated with first class honours from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Events Management degree course. She is joined by Joanna MacDonald who takes up the role of Delegate Manager and Lindsay Whittaker who joins as Congress Project Executive.

The recruitment drive follows the senior appointment of Sallie Coventry as Client Engagement Director in January 2017. Sallie joined WRG to consolidate accounts and open up new opportunities for growth.