The eastside rooms is today announcing the appointment of Leanne Bladen as director of sales and marketing at the soon to open conference and events venue. The announcement comes at an incredibly exciting time for the eastside rooms as it strengthens its board to gear up for its launch in the summer of 2020.
Joining regional general manager, Matt Huddart, and newly appointed David Chrimes, director of operations, Leanne is the latest addition to the venue’s senior management team, and in her role, will be spearheading the sales and marketing strategy for the new space.
With an impressive track record in sales having previously held the positions of director of sales for both Carden Park Hotel and Q-hotels, Leanne has accumulated more than eight years of experience within the industry. Prior to joining the eastside rooms, Leanne was head of sales for Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat for two years, where she gained further experience. She also spent her earlier career working with InterContinental Hotels Group as its sales manager.
Commenting on her appointment, Leanne said: “I’m both delighted and proud to be presented with the opportunity to join the eastside rooms as director of sales and marketing. The role represents a challenge that I am greatly looking forward to and comes at a great time for the brand. The eastside rooms is a fresh exciting concept and I look forward to growing the business further with the team.”
Regional general manager, Matt commented: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Leanne to the eastside rooms to oversee sales and marketing. Her extensive knowledge of the industry and her personal and technical qualities will be a great benefit to the management board, and I am confident she will make a fantastic contribution in an area which supports our vision.
“The appointment of a sales and marketing director represents a key part of our overall strategy to provide a strong customer focus. I look forward to working closely with Leanne to take our values and service to the next level.”
Leanne concluded: “The city of Birmingham is expanding exponentially, and the timing of the eastside rooms couldn’t be better. It’s a brand that is contemporary, but also influenced by the culture that surrounds it and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
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