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Alison Makosz, Group Head of Partner Relationships and Imogen Brettell, Citybase Operations Director at the firm’s Lancaster city centre office.

SilverDoor and Citybase are delighted to announce two key appointments to the company’s national and international leadership team.

Imogen Brettell joins Citybase as Operations Director of the Lancaster office, after spending 23 years in local government. Imogen brings expertise in finance, operations and HR, and is responsible for growing the Lancaster and Citybase business, increasing profitability, recruiting and promoting staff, guiding the firm through the ongoing integration with SilverDoor and the formation of the new company group.

Imogen will also oversee the positioning of the Citybase and Orbital Partnership brands planned for 2017, which will further consolidate the group’s position at the forefront of the serviced apartment sector.

“This is a very exciting time for all the companies in the SilverDoor and Citybase group. As the world’s largest serviced apartment agent we are in a unique position to raise awareness and understanding in both the business and leisure travel market, as well as lead the way in terms of best practice and customer service. It is very exciting to be part of this.”

Alison Makosz is also being welcomed to the newly-created role of Group Head of Partner Relationships for the company group.

Alison has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector. She joins from her role as Director of Sales – MICE at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Cameron House on Loch Lomond and Village Hotels, and is serving on the executive committee of the HBAA.

She commented on her appointment, “With ambitious long-term plans in place, it’s an exciting time to join SilverDoor and Citybase Apartments. The serviced apartment sector is growing rapidly and I look forward to managing a diverse inventory and relationships with 965 property partners around the world.”

CCT Venues wins Chairman’s Cup at the Clean City Awards 2016. CCT Venues has won the Chairman’s Cup at the Corporation of London Clean City Awards 2016 for environmentally responsible waste management.

This prestigious accolade was presented at a celebratory lunch at The Mansion House, by Sir Christopher Bear, for The Lord Mayor of London, and Wendy Mead OBE Chairman of the Port Health and Environmental Services Committee, in recognition of the meeting, conference and training venue provider’s green initiatives.

These include recycling carpet and furniture and reducing food wastage to less than 2%, making CCT Venues one of the most environmentally friendly venues for clients needing meeting space across the capital.

The Clean City Awards Scheme was established in 1994, with the purpose of supporting and encouraging businesses to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. CCT Venues was recognised for activities including giving furniture which was no longer needed to local homeless charities; recycling more than 2,000sqm of carpet; saving 0.8 tonnes of paper hand towels by installing high-quality hand dryers; and reupholstering nearly 300 chairs and recycling all the material from them - even using the seat foam to wrap sapling trees.

Caroline Bull, CEO comments:
‘’At CCT Venues we are passionate about preserving the environment. Marika Dekker and the team at our City of London Venue worked incredibly hard over many years to improve the efficiency of our waste management across all of our training, conference and meetings venues. We are extremely proud to be recognised for taking another step in the journey of providing client with environmentally friendly venue space in Central London and Canary Wharf.

The Clean City Awards scheme has encouraged us to make improvements in all areas of our venue business and we’ve won accolades in recognition of this for the past eight years. We are very
proud this year to have won the prestigious Chairman’s Cup”.

About the Clean City Awards Scheme

Aims of the scheme:

  • Promote good waste management practices
  • Encourage waste minimization, reuse and recycling
  • Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • Ensure compliance with Duty of Care regulations
  • Encourage City business to take pride in their surroundings
  • Provide a forum for City business to exchange waste management initiatives
  • Reduce smoking related litter

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