Suzi Barnes joins Winter Gardens Blackpool as Head of Conference & Event Sales

Winter Gardens Blackpool has announced Suzi Barnes as its news Head of Conference & Event Sales.

Barnes joins Winter Gardens Blackpool from Village Hotels, where she was Director of Hotel and M&E Sales at the chain’s Blackpool property. Prior to this, she worked as a Meetings & Events Sales Manager at the De Vere Group.

In her new role, Barnes will lead the Winter Gardens Blackpool’s conference and events sales team, which also represents the town’s newest venue – the Blackpool Conference & Exhibition Centre. Barnes will also be key in creating business strategies to help attract new business to the venues.

Discussing her appointment Suzi Barnes said: “Winter Gardens Blackpool is an iconic venue in Blackpool and is an incredible asset to the town’s business events scene, with its wide variety of conference spaces, including the brand-new conference centre. Winter Gardens Blackpool has a wonderful history, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in and supporting the venues hard working sales team.”

Michael Williams, Managing Director, Winter Gardens Blackpool said: “Suzi has a wealth of experience in meetings and events and a great understanding of Blackpool’s offering. I am excited to see what the future holds with Suzi leading the team, and I speak on behalf of all the entire team at Winter Gardens Blackpool when I say that we are so pleased to have her on board”.