People moves from Late Night London, the SECC and more…

Late Night London


Kimberleigh Lloyd and Jamie Brooker have joined Late Night London, part of Novus Leisure, as business development manager and national account manager, respectively. Both have several years’ experience within the Novus Leisure group in London.

“Both Kimberleigh and Jamie are great additions to the team,” said Rupert Macfarlane, sales director, Novus Leisure. “The knowledge they bring with them having worked across several of the venues is priceless.”



The SECC has made two new appointments to its corporate sales team after its best year ever for conference and corporate events. Glenda Carlyle joins as senior sales manager and Emma Richards as sales manager.

The conference sales team has also been boosted by the appointment of Eilidh Hughes as sales research executive.

NEC Group


Sir David Arculus and Mike Rusbridge have been appointed as non-executive directors of the NEC Group. Arculus, former chair of ExCeL London and Clarion Events, was group managing director of EMAP and chief operating officer of United News and Media. He also led the management buyout and subsequent sale of IPC Media. He has held a number of non-executive roles at company’s including Barclays Bank and O2.

Rusbridge stepped down as CEO of Reed Exhibitions in December 2015 having spearheaded more than 150 acquisitions during his tenure. The business grew during his time from a US$400m to a US$1.6bn company.

The new appointments supplement the previous appointment Peter Phillipson as NEC Group Chair in late 2015.



Matrix has announced the appointment of Mark Sawyer to its expanding team of project managers. Sawyer has previous experience working as senior project manager at Delta, where he worked on high profile events including HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Lumiere London, the London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Barbican Business Events


Charlie Smith has joined Barbican Business Events as an events account executive. He joins from HMS President, where he managed events including summer parties and weddings. Smith’s role will see him win new business for the Barbican while managing existing relationships and promoting the venue at key tradeshows and events.