The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has restructured its Livestock Event management team. Caroline Barbour has been appointed assistant event director, while RABDF chief executive, Nick Everington will continue to hold overall responsibility, shaping strategy and leading the event team following the departure of event manager, Richard Evans who returns to Holstein UK next month.
Newly appointed assistant Livestock Event director, Caroline Barbour
Caroline Barbour, who has over two years’ experience as assistant event manager and has returned from maternity leave to take up her new position, will have responsibility for allocation of all exhibitor stands and the logistics involved with organising the event. She is involved in her family’s livestock business, and has previous sales and marketing experience in the supply sector.
The Livestock Event team is further strengthened by Kate Jones as business development manager responsible for new business including visitor promotions, and livestock coordinator, Sian Mercer who will organise all classes and cattle exhibitor facilities in the Livestock Hall. Completing the team are Tris Worrall senior events co-ordinator, Wendy Griffin executive administrator dealing with exhibitor administration and Emily Rowley, membership and marketing co-ordinator organising the many seminars held over the two day event together with on-line content.
Nick Everington comments: “We have had a considerable amount of change in recent years; certainly rescheduling to the first week of July has not been without its critics. However we hope that all concerned – both exhibitors and visitors, will give us the opportunity to demonstrate the merits of an earlier date, which did indeed receive majority support from both exhibitors and visitors surveyed at Livestock 2012.”
He adds: “I would like to express my thanks to Richard Evans for his input in developing the event and its subsequent success over the last 11 years. I look forward to the newly structured team continuing to build the sector’s leading exhibition staged at The NEC, the UK’s most modern, professional and easily accessible exhibition site.”
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