Trinity House, the working home of the General Lighthouse Authority, announces the retirement after 24 years of Events Manager, Edgar King, at the end of this month (April, 2019). Previously Deputy Events Manager for the last 12 years, Zoe Turner has been appointed to the newly titled role of Head of Events with immediate effect, and announces the appointment of Natasha Jackson as the new Senior Events Manager. During her continuing tenure at Trinity House, Turner undertook a two-year MA in Event Management at the University of Greenwich and received in 2017 a pass with ‘Distinction’ for her dissertation on the ‘Sustainable Event Management of Historic Buildings’. Jackson’s previous experience includes managerial roles at Painter’s and Pewterer’s Halls and BAFTA, and most recently Events Manager at party design and catering stalwart, The Admirable Crichton.
For more than two decades, King pioneered the introduction and promotion of Trinity House with, he comments, “little competition from comparative venues because few of the mercantile livery halls operating at the time were pro-actively marketing their spaces for private hire – and certainly not ‘out of office hours’. When catering industry stalwarts Payne & Gunter suggested we all join together to promote the availability of these special spaces for corporate and wedding hire, it all started to take off. The establishment soon after of marketing networks such as UVL (Unique Venues of London) and LCS (London City Selection) paved the way for the numerous associations operating today, especially via the internet. It has been a fascinating time to be in this exciting business!”