Vanessa Allen the Major Events Programme Manager at Bradford City Council has taken over the role of Chair of the Local Authority Events Organisers’ Group (LAEOG) with Ian Taylor the Events Manager at Brighton and Hove City Council being appointed as Vice Chair.
Vanessa takes over the position from Lee House, Events Manager at Coventry City Council who has stepped down after two years at the helm. Vanessa said “I would like to thank Lee for everything that she has done for LAEOG over many years but in particular for her contribution as Chair since she took over in 2016. It is always a pleasure to work with Lee and I am delighted that she is continuing her role on the committee, so we will still benefit from her vast experience in the industry”
Vanessa went on to say, “I am a huge supporter of LAEOG and the work that it does so am honoured to take on the role of Chair. Events play a significant part in the lives of people and make a major contribution to the country’s economy. Local authorities have a vested interest in their success and safety from many different perspectives so LAEOG’s role in providing a network of information and support and key training on current and significant issues is invaluable to anybody employed by a local authority and has an events remit”.
Ian Taylor added “The strength of LAEOG is in its members and the support and information sharing that takes place. We currently represent approximately 70 different authorities and are very keen to see more join to widen the knowledge pool and enhance the level of experience and expertise on offer”
For further information about LAEOG visit www.laeog.org