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Blitz|GES promotes senior players as live events business grows

Published: 16 Mar 2017

March 16, 2017 – Blitz|GES has promoted two of its senior team - Carol Gibbs and Mark Watson - to newly created roles as the business plans for growth in 2017. The new structure underlines Blitz|GES’ key strengths and supports a robust pipeline for the year ahead. 

Carol Gibbs takes on responsibility for the company’s growing venue portfolio in the newly created role of director of venues. Mark Watson is promoted to creative director with a brief to expand Blitz|GES’ strong reputation for high-quality design. 

Blitz|GES is the preferred technical production partner to many of the UK’s major venues and recently won official status for the new Hall 1 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre – due to open in 2018.

Gibbs will be working closely with the Blitz|GES teams at the venues to identify and capitalise on new business opportunities in the rapidly growing corporate live events sector.  

Watson’s elevation to creative director is an extension of his current role and reinforces a crucial differentiator for the business - combining cutting edge technical knowledge with high-quality creative – all from a single account team.  With clients increasingly requesting digital content and creative execution, Watson will lead this exciting area of the business. 

Both Gibbs and Watson will report directly into Blitz|GES Managing Director, Paul Hutton.

“For more than 25 years Blitz|GES has been recognised as one of the most creative providers of technical event services in the industry – a reputation that is entirely due to the talent and creativity of our team,” comments Hutton. “I’m delighted to see Carol and Mark take on new, expanded roles. They both bring a wealth of experience, technical expertise and creativity that will add genuine value to our clients and partners.”



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