London’s Wellcome Collection has announced the appointment of Melanie Stacey, who will take on the role of commercial development manager as the venue moves further into its £17.5 million renovation.

Stacey joins the events team from the Whitechapel Gallery, London, which saw her managing the delivery of profits across all revenue streams from the Gallery’s commercial activities.

Stacey’s new role will be to oversee the commercial development of Wellcome Collection, leading and developing the conference centre business. She will also be responsible for the management and development of the retail and merchandise operations, and manage relations with the contracted external partners for catering and the on-site shop.

The appointment comes as Daniel Caleb, previously sales and marketing manager at Wellcome Collection, becomes event spaces manager. Caleb, who recently celebrated his 7th year at the venue, will now focus on budgeting and operations.

Melanie Stacey commented: “I am delighted to be joining Welcome Collection at such a key point in its development, and look forward to contributing to its growth through an exciting period of dramatic change. In particular, I am excited to be working closely with Dan Caleb and his highly experienced events team on the significant improvements and changes to our conference centre and event spaces which launch in Spring 2014.”

Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Its conference centre, currently part of a £17.5 million redevelopment programme, is due to re-open in May 2014 and boasts a tiered auditorium and four flexible event spaces. The venue’s Medicine Now Gallery and Reading Room in the Wellcome Library can also host drinks receptions for up to 200 guests.

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Notes to editors:

  • Wellcome Collection is a compact and carefully designed modern event space, which is fully accessible and open for business seven days a week.
  • The venue’s centrepiece is the Henry Wellcome Auditorium, which is paired with the Williams Lounge to make a fantastic space for all types of events. Four smaller meeting rooms (Franks, Steel, Dale and Burroughs), all of which are flexible in set-up, are also available for hire. All rooms are finished to an extremely high specification – including computerised signage screens outside each room and built-in AV equipment – and are fully accessible, with built-in induction loops.
  • The thought-provoking Medicine Now gallery can be hired for an evening drinks reception. The gallery provides a truly unique backdrop that is especially conducive to networking and is ideal for giving attendees an unforgettable event experience.
  • http://www.wellcomecollection.org/event-spaces.aspx
  • Conference Centre, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK
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