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NEC Group strengthens ICC catering team

23 January 2015 by
NEC Group strengthens ICC catering team

The NEC Group's International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham has strengthened its catering team with five new appointments.

Claire Smith as has joined as conference & banqueting manager, Ceri Davies, Stephen Penn and Harprit Singh Kainth as conference & banqueting supervisors, and Robert May has been named food & beverage manager for Amadeus at the ICC.

Smith, who most recently worked in event operations at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, has experience of working in hotels, bars and restaurants around the world.

Davies previously worked for Amadeus, the NEC Group's catering business, at the Library of Birmingham as team leader and at the Genting Arena (formerly the LG Arena) helping to run the main public bar

Penn studied event management at University College Birmingham whilst working his way up the ranks at Revolution Bar to sales & events assistant, before joining Amadeus at the ICC, while Singh Kainth previously spent eight years at the Collections Hotel in Birmingham and is tasked with using his experience to drive excellence in all areas of catering for Amadeus at the ICC.

May has worked at the ICC since 2010 and was previously conference & banqueting manager. He is expected to use his experience to work with his team to find new ways to meet client objectives and to "surprise and delight" delegates.

The NEC Group was sold by Birmingham City Council to private equity firm LDC last week in a deal worth £307m.

Pictured L to R: Ceri Davies, Claire Smith, Stephen Penn, Harprit Singh Kainth and Rob May

NEC Group sells for £307m >>

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