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The impact of Brexit on recruitment in the UK hospitality and events industry is increasing but its influence on business in the sector generally has apparently reduced in the last 12 months. These are the key findings of the second annual Brexit survey carried out by the HBAA, the leading association for the events and hospitality industry among its members.
Bradley Hill has been appointed to the role of AV Manager at Church House Westminster. Bradley has 22 years of experience in live events and working with various production and audio-visual companies in London, Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. He took up his position a month ago and will lead the AV department in continuing to deliver a huge range of successful events.
New research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector, entitled the ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2018’ (UKCAMS), reveals an estimated £18.1 billion of direct expenditure generated by conference and meeting delegates in venues and in wider destination spend in 2017. While the overall number of conferences and meetings held in 2017 was lower than in 2016, the average size of events was up slightly on 2016.
Creative communications agency, Top Banana, has welcomed six new team members over an eight-week period following continued growth and strategic focus on client relationships. Emma Collins returns to Top Banana as Client Relationship Director after 11 years and will be responsible for developing existing client relationships and introducing new ones. She has worked on both sides of the agency fence in that time as Head of Sponsorship at npower and Account Director at drp where she headed up the Jaguar Land Rover account. 
On 13 June 2018 the prestigious Churchill Medallion was presented to 130 Churchill fellows to mark the completion of their research travels, at Church House Westminster. This year’s Churchill Medallions were presented by distinguished photojournalist Nick Danziger, whose career began with a Churchill Fellowship that took him across Central Asia in 1982. This year Danziger presented medallions to 130 Churchill Fellows at the biennial Churchill Fellows Award Ceremony.
Venue finding and event management agency Conference Care are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Riley as Finance Director. The position has been newly created in response to the increasing volume of contracted client accounts and subsequent demand for financial support services. Riley, who joined the company in May, brings with her over ten years practice experience, and has held a number of Finance Director positions advising companies at Board level.

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