Twickenham Stadium business boost appointments


New appointments at Twickenham Stadium Image: Twickenham Stadium

The Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, England (UK) has expanded its proactive sales team with the appointments of Emily Simmons-Wright and Keelan Wells as Business Development Managers.

‘Twickenham Stadium’ stated that the above move underlines the ambition of the venue as it continues to see a rise in enquiries, and a desire to bring the very best events to the stadium.

The 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, South-West London, England (UK), is a rugby union stadium owned by the Rugby Football Union, the English rugby union governing body, which has its headquarters in the facility. The England national rugby union team play their home matches at the stadium.

The next Coliseum Summit EUROPE will be held at the Twickenham Stadium, UK, on March 22nd-23rd, 2023.

‘Twickenham Stadium’ further stated that Simmons-Wright represents another high-profile recruit to the venue, bringing with her a host of industry experience, having previously worked at Searcy’s (British catering company) and Central Hall Venues (the umbrella name and support network for a new group of conference and events venues around the United Kingdom), while Wells brings experience from across the Levy UK&I Group (catering and hospitality partner to venues), having worked in stadiums including the EFL Championship team Reading F.C. residence – the 24,161-capacity Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading, England, the Premiership Rugby team Harlequin F.C. residence – the 14,816-capacity Twickenham Stoop in Twickenham, England, the Premier League club Brentford F.C. residence – the 17,250-capacity Gtech Community Stadium in Brentford, England, and the EFL Championship club Watford F.C. residence – the 21,577-capacity Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England.

As well as working in sales and development roles throughout the Searcy’s Group, Simmons-Wright has also worked within specific venues, as well as with the Central Hall and The Gherkin (one of London’s most recognizable skyscrapers). Her experience will complement Wells profile within stadia conference and banqueting, as well as his earlier career experience working in hotel venues. This mixture of large conference experience, combined with high-end food experiences, hotel venues and stadia fits well with Twickenham’s own proposition to event professionals.

Commented Johanna Byrane, Head of Business Development, Twickenham Stadium, “It’s been a really good start to the year for the business, and we’ve hosted some really high-profile events here at the Twickenham Stadium already. There is an appetite for what we do here and how we do it and this is reflected in the enquiries we’re seeing. We’re keen to continue to grow our business, and the options that event organizers have here, Emily and Keelan are a big part of that strategy.”

Added Emily Simmons-Wright, “Twickenham has an amazing reputation for excellence in the industry and the events they already attract are incredible. We have so much to offer businesses, brands, and event professionals and I’m looking forward to working with them and our amazing operational team to create even more.”

Maintained Keelan Wells, “I’ve worked in some really great stadium venues in my career, but Twickenham is on a different scale. We’re an incredibly innovative business when it comes to food, hospitality, and event design. Its befitting of a global icon like Twickenham and it’s great to offer more to our clients than just the great spaces. We come with a really powerful ethos.”

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