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The Botanics appoints new Sales Manager to boost corporate event business

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Event specialists, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, has appointed a new Corporate Sales Manager to support its ambitious plans to grow revenue from conferences and events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Rebecca Gabb joins the attraction from DoubleTree by Hilton, Edinburgh, where she held the role of Conference & Event Sales Manager.

With nine years’ experience within the hospitality sector across Scotland, Rebecca will head up a team of three and hold responsibility for securing sales opportunities, as well as ensuring sustained success and demand for the Botanics’ high-quality meetings, conference and events facilities.

Prior to working at the Hilton, Rebecca was Marketing and Events Manager with G1 Group, where she was in charge of creating sales & marketing plans for Edinburgh venues including The Murrayfield House Hotel, The Ghillie Dhu and the Granary.

Fraser Sharp, General Manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, said: “Rebecca joins us at an exciting time; we recently completed a full refurbishment of our main events space, the John Hope Gateway Restaurant, creating a brand new outdoor kitchen, and have also added the venue’s Lecture Theatre to our portfolio.

The Botanics offers a variety of unique indoor and outdoor events spaces and its idyllic location, just a few minutes from the city centre, makes it the ideal host for gala dinners, drinks receptions, board meetings, conferences or more informal occasions and outdoor events.

Combined with our first-class event planning, Rebecca and her team will provide a seamless experience for corporate guests.”

The venue’s Lecture Theatre can sit up to 240 people and has the added benefit of enjoying a separate break out space, ideal for catering. Event planners are being offered half price room hire and the first round of tea and coffee for free, with all bookings made until September. For more information, call 0131 552 1974.

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