The Science Museum in South Kensington has strengthened its corporate events team in advance of its new event space, Illuminate, opening in February 2019. The restructure sees Sales Manager Jodie Guilford (pictured left) take on the newly created role of Business Development and Marketing Manager, with Event Sales Executive Bryony Mitchison (pictured right) taking on the Sales Manager role.

In the six years Jodie has been at the Science Museum, she has progressed from Sales Executive to Sales Manager, and now Business Development and Marketing Manager. As part of her new role, Jodie is responsible for creating a robust Business Development & Marketing strategy leading up to the opening of Illuminate, while driving new business and ensuring that the diverse event spaces at the Science Museum stay front of mind with event planners and agents.

Bryony joined the Science Museum team two years ago, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise from her degree in event management and previous roles including at the Grand Connaught Rooms. Bryony is now responsible for managing a team of three sales executives to ensure the core business goes from strength to strength – a vital role following the recent opening of Illuminate’s diary – with further team expansion in the pipeline to meet the demand in enquiries.

Ben Lheureux, head of events and catering at the Science Museum Group, said: “We are delighted to announce both Jodie and Bryony’s new roles at the Science Museum, which are the result of their hard work and genuine passion for the museum and our group ethos. As we get ever closer to the launch of Illuminate, it’s so important that we have a strong and dedicated team behind the scenes and I have no doubt that both Jodie and Bryony will excel in their new roles.”

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