The Barbican has appointed Silvana Ambrosiou as business and event manager, responsible for the management of commercial events, client relationships and liaising with the various departments across centre.

She has a range of experience in the industry including previous work as a festival and events coordinator with Waterstones for more than 10 years.

This appointment comes less than a year after the venue closed £1m of events contracts in a single week from international booking.

Lee Dobson, head of event management at the Barbican, said: “Silvana has settled into her role well and she has brought a real energy to the team as we look to make 2016 another year to remember.”