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EXHIBITION 43PEOPLE MOVESThis latest movers and shakers include several senior appointments across the UK's largest venuesarrogate International Centre (HIC) has brought on two staff members, Tracey Garrett (1) and Rebecca Turnbull, to strengthen its sales and marketing team. Garrett takes up the marketing McClea, who is also the chair Maggie Punyer Taylor, a founding member Lesley decision to quit by Angie Robinson, the Lynne Gardner (3) Darren Heyes as its new group business Rob Sutton for Early Action Group before Ray BaxterEvent manager, BrintexBEST THING ABOUT EXHIBITIONSThe look on a satisfi ed exhibitor's face when they have seen plenty of quality visitors.TOP FRUSTRATION When an exhibitor moans about a trade event and they haven't put any effort or thought into their stand or how they present their offering at the show.CROWNING MOMENTThe outdoor trade exhibition PlayFair, which we launched in 2008. This niche event is aimed at the childrens' play and leisure activity market and has grown from strength to strength. It's a fun event to work on.DREAM JOBEvent director on Erotica!INDIVIDUAL YOU MOST ADMIREProbably the late Dudley Sanderson from the External Works exhibition. He had a passion for sales and detail, which is something I try to emulate.MOST UNUSUAL EVENTA regional exhibition called AV&S. It was all about anti-vandal products and services. BEST PIECE OF ADVICETake what you want but don't take the p***. SONG THAT SUMS YOU UPAlways Look on the Bright Side of Life, sung by Eric Idle in Monty Python's Life of Brian fi lm.FUNNIEST WORK MOMENT There have been many in my 21 years in the exhibition industry, however one that sticks out is when I had not been long at Brintex and our chairman mistook my first name as 'Reg' rather than Ray. In certain quarters I am still called Reg Baxter to this day.2 MINUTES merged with Stanco/Opex Group and Exposystems to form the new SO Group. The contractor has promoted Simon Sutor to portfolio director to takeover from Sutton. Sutor was formerly senior contracts manager.Graham Lock has been appointed commercial director of the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). In the new role, he will be responsible for creating new opportunities for companies and organisations to work closer with AEO, AEV and ESSA members. Lock has worked at Clarion, IIR and Haymarket during his time in the industry.Overseas Trade Show Agencies (OTSA) has appointed Annika Fila as MD. Annika has been with the group since 2007 and was previously its senior project manager. OTSA is a sales and marketing agency representing exhibition and event organisers globally.IT contractor Etherlive has appointed three new faces to its team. Emma Campbell joins as project manager for the London Media Centre, which will facilitate reports from thousands of journalists during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. John Storey (4), who was most recently with medical supplier Lifestyle Aesthetics, joins as a technical engineer to help with Etherlive's offerings to corporate, festival and trade events. Matt Crawford has also been added to the team as technical engineer after studying computing at the University of West England. Deborah Green has announced her resignation as chief executive of Marketing Leeds and a second recruitment process has been launched after recent applicants for the role failed to impress.Movetech UK has appointed Polish-born Kamil Winogrodzki as an internal sales coordinator to be responsible for helping customers choose the correct model from the company's turntable product range.and communications manager role, while Turnbull is corporate sales executive. The appointments come after a round of redundancies in recent months that saw 38 jobs lost. The HIC has also appointed three new non-executive directors to its board: Pinsent Masons solicitor Nigel McCleaof Marketing Leeds; who has a 30-year history in the exhibition and conference agency and procurement market; and Richard Taylorof the global fi sh and chip brand Harry Ramsden. Manchester Central will have a new chief executive from this month following Tomlinson's (2)the position. She steps down after six years in the role but remains on the venue's board and is being replaced bycurrent CEO of Manchester's inward investment agency Midas and a non-executive director for the past six years. The owner of the International Centre in Telford has brought on a new business development manager. was formerly on the sales team at Ricoh Arena and also worked for the Heart of England to position the area as an events destination. She is now focused on generating business at the expanding Telford venue. SO Group has recruited Heyesdevelopment manager and is based in the North West. The appointment comes as 16-year company veteran announces his move to Melville Exhibition and Event Services. Sutton spent 13 years working H1234

GALLERY44!twelve teams raised £30,000 for the Lord's taverners charity at the fifth annual Sticky wicket tournament on 28 July. Excel London won for the second year in a row after a thrilling final against Earls Court and olympia. CAPTIONSRight: Excel's Jeremy Rees (left) hands the cheque to the Lord's Taverners' John PriceCentre top: The UBM team recovers after missing out on the final matchFar right top and bottom: Winning team Excel after and during the final matchESSa SwingS into aCtionSixty avid golfers from the exhibition industry organiser and contractor community braved heavy showers to participate in this year's ESSa golf Day.CAPTIONSTop: Golfers set a leisurely pace while on the courseRight: Ready, aim, fireCentre and far right: Highlights from the ESSA dinner