Somerset House announces the appointment of two new members of staff to its Corporate Events Team.
Amy Bowden joins the eight-strong team at Somerset House as Business Development Manager following the promotion of Kara Clark and Stephanie Bevan-Moss to Co-Heads of Corporate Events, while Jenny Freestone takes maternity leave.
Amy joins Somerset House from the Royal Horticultural Halls, where she worked as Senior Sales Executive. Previously, she was Event Manager at ExCeL London Hospitality (part of Compass Group UK & Ireland).
In her new role, Amy’s objectives are to raise awareness of venue hire opportunities at Somerset House, focusing on corporate clients. As well as working with local businesses, Amy plans to utilise her knowledge of London Fashion Week clients to generate new leads for Women and Men’s Fashion Week. She will also be looking at tactical marketing strategies through promotion of the venue’s newly released Day Delegate Rate packages.
Amy comments: “I am extremely excited to join the existing accomplished and creative Corporate Events Team at this iconic central London venue. The diversity of clients who have held events with us are exceptional, and I cannot wait to expand on this.”
Another new member of the team is Rebecca Moore, who takes on the role of Event Planner. Rebecca previously worked for two years as Events and Facilities Coordinator at Asia House, where she was responsible for running a diverse range of events.
Kara Clark, Co-Head of Corporate Events, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Amy and Rebecca to our creative and dynamic Events team at Somerset House. We know they will contribute to the phenomenal success we have been enjoying over the last year, and are looking forward to seeing the valuable new initiatives they plan to bring to their roles.”
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About Somerset House
Somerset House is an iconic neo-classical 18th century building situated on the north bank of the River Thames, which has become a leading centre for contemporary culture in London. Somerset House also offers a wide variety of venue spaces and services, accommodating any event from press days to product launches, receptions and dinners, to presentations and conferences. Corporate and private events can also be connected with Somerset House’s diverse cultural programme, through private tours and viewings. Somerset House is run as a charity by the Somerset House Trust and events held at the venue directly contribute to its cultural programme and commitment to a new generation of artists based in Somerset House Studios, as well as its education and outreach work. The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s range of buildings and event spaces, coupled with the expertise of the Corporate Events team, offer an unrivalled location for an unforgettable event.
Somerset House offers 13 highly versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces including:
Somerset House also houses one of the largest communities of creative organisations in London including The Courtauld Gallery and Institute of Art, King’s College London Cultural Institute and over 100 other creative businesses. In October 2016, Somerset House launched Somerset House Studios, a new experimental workspace connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. The Studios provide a platform for new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies. Somerset House is one of the top ten leading visitor attractions in the UK and currently attracts approximately 3.4 million visitors every year.
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