Arena UK & Europe has unveiled a new business development team for the region with the promotion of Dave Withey and appointment of Anne Johnston (pictured).

Chris Morris, CEO of Arena UK & Europe, said: “We are delighted to introduce our new business development team, who are committed to delivering customers with high-quality event solutions.

“The team will be tasked with developing and executing Arena UK & Europe’s new business growth plans. We will leverage the strength of our proven experience in both new and existing markets.  We have exciting plans ahead for enhancing the products and services we provide to our client base.”

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Johnston has held a range of senior positions in business development and project management within the events and infrastructure sectors.

Johnston will assume the position of business development manager, UK & Europe, on 2 September 2019, following on from her recent roles at Star Events and Live.

Leading the team is Dave Withey, who has been promoted to director of business development, UK & Europe. Withey has built an impressive depth of industry experience during his career within both seating and structures. Withey will also retain select seating key account director and new business responsibilities.

Withey and Johnston will be based between Arena’s UK headquarters in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, and Arena’s Membury site, they will look to expand the team in the coming weeks to support Arena’s ambitious plans to increase market share in the events solutions sector.

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