Barbican Business Events appoints new Events Account Executive
Barbican Business Events has added to its team with the appointment of Charlie Smith as an Events Account Executive.
Charlie has joined the Barbican following his time as an event manager on HMS President managing events ranging from summer parties to weddings. Prior to his time on HMS President he attended the University of West London obtaining an event management degree.
“It’s been great and I have learnt so much already with regard to events, networking and the Barbican itself,” he commented. “I’ve been familiar with the events team here previously and it’s wonderful to be working at this venue. It’s an exciting step to work at such a famous and unique venue managing bigger events but I’m also looking forward to learning more about the industry and making a name for myself.”
Charlie’s job role will see him win new business for the Barbican whilst managing existing relationships and promoting the venue at key tradeshows and events.
“Charlie’s experience with a unique venue meant he was perfectly suited to his role at the Barbican,” explained Oliver Hargreaves, Head of Sales at the Barbican. “Already, in just the space of a few short weeks, we have seen a real drive and enthusiasm whether it’s representing the Barbican at events or winning new business. Charlie has hit the ground running and I’m confident he will become an integral part of an already strong Business Events team.”
The Barbican is attending SquareMeal this week (21 & 22) on stand G21 and will also be at IMEX Las Vegas next month.
Further information about utilising event space at the Barbican can be acquired by contacting the Business Events Team: +44 (0)20 7382 7043 | email@example.com
Barbican is Europe’s largest combined conference and arts venue. Located in The City of London, it is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in its fully equipped concert hall, theatres, conference suites and boardrooms. Barbican Business Events brings together the venues expertise in the arts and corporate meetings.
Built as part of London’s Barbican development and officially opened in March 1982 by HM Queen Elizabeth, unlike many other venues, Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning.
The creation of Barbican Business Events contributes to the venue’s future success. To make the most of the Barbican’s rich culture and heritage, Barbican Business Events was created to bring together their expertise in three very different areas – the arts, creative learning and corporate business. This approach to corporate events is based on stronger, more in-depth partnerships with their artistic, creative learning and development teams in order to bring more creativity and rich content to events.
The Barbican provides a vibrant and inspiring venue for corporate events, conferences, meetings and entertainment. The venue is capable of holding meetings from 10-2,000 delegates in rooms including a concert hall, theatres, a boardroom and conference suites that can accommodate 10-170 delegates and can be adjusted using sound proofed sliding partitions.
About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.5 million people pass through the Barbican’s doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
The Barbican is home to Resident Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, and Associate Producer Serious. Its Artistic Associates include Boy Blue Entertainment, Cheek by Jowl and Michael Clark Company. International Associates are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Jazz at Lincoln Center.