Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse has strengthened its team with the addition of Sarah Richardson, a recent graduate from Liverpool John Moore’s University. Richardson is now marketing assistant following her success of her internship at the venue.

After exceeding expectations during her year-long placement at Newbury Racecourse, Richardson will be focusing on delivery e-communications, helping to execute the venue’s conference and events marketings plan.

Thorns Group

Stuart McDonald has been promoted to regional sales manager after working with Thorns Group for over two years as business sales account manager. McDonald has played an important roles in the rapid development and expansion of the core business in North West England.


Following substantial growth, the event production company Hawthorn, is expanding its project management team in London and the Midlands.

Hawthorn has welcomed Kate Doughty to its Leicestershire based team while Same Kilby and Paul Leimonas are set to join the London division.

Jockey Club

Jockey Club Venues London has appointed Stephanie Grove as regional business development executive at Kempton Park Racecourse. Groves joins the group from her role as conference an events manager at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Grove will be responsible for selling conference and events packages, identifying and targeting new customers and sectors, whilst working closely with the marketing team.

Nick Hart and Dan Orchard

Anna Valley

The AV company, Anna Valley, has created new business development teams to identify and develop opportunities within events and integration business units. The restructure includes the appointment of Dan Orchard, for the role of director of business development.

Anna Valley director and co-owner, Nick hart, has assumed responsibility for sales across the companies units while each department’s business development team maintains a sector-specific focus.