Lime Venue Portfolio has appointed Tracey Astles as a regional venue sales manager.

Joining LVP from Aston Hotels, Tracey has built two decades of experience within the hotel industry where she has excelled in the management and coaching of sales teams. Her other previous roles have included Sales & Marketing Manager at Principal, Director of Sales at IHG, Director of Sales at  RHC and Conference & Events Manager at First Option.

In her new role, Tracey will be responsible for managing the Northern sales team and increasing conference and events enquiries for a notable collection of venues.

Tracey will be concentrating on a number of iconic venues including Sheffield United FC, National Railway Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum North and Chill Factore.

She joins at an exciting time when key venues, such as the Imperial War Museum North, are making large investments to create innovative features including a 360 degree digital wallpapers which will be used to theme and personalise its conference and event spaces as per client request and a brand new Quay Side overlooking Media City UK with a capacity of 600 guests for drink receptions.

Tracey Astles said:  “I am looking forward to taking on this wonderful challenge, especially during a time when the UK’s hospitality and tourism industry will be benefitting from an influx of interest following the momentous summer of 2012.

“I’m sure that this will present a mass of business opportunities and I am looking forward furthering our sales strategy to capitalise on this.”

Jo Austin, head of sales for Lime Venue Portfolio, said: “The demand for unique venues is already strong and we anticipate that interest will increase by 5% in the aftermath of the Olympics.

“We required a strong regional sales manager who can tackle this challenge head on and Tracey’s experience and passion for the conference and events market makes her the right person for the job.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Lime Venue Portfolio is the UK & Ireland’s leading portfolio of unique, sporting and cultural meetings and events venues
  • Lime Venue Portfolio is a subsidiary of Compass Group UK & Ireland, part of Compass Group PLC. Compass Group PLC is a world leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £15.8 billion in the year to 30 September 2011, with £1.95bn of revenue in the UK & Ireland.
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