Wyboston Lakes Resort has appointed Richard Smith as Director of Sales.
Having worked for Compass Group UK since 2010, latterly as Head of Sales for a portfolio of conference centres including Kents Hill Park and Yarnfield Park, Richard brings a wealth of high level conference and hospitality experience to Wyboston Lakes Resort. During his time at Compass Group, Richard was heavily involved in the expansion of their portfolio of residential venues, including the additions of Farnham Castle, Kettering Conference Centre and five former Principal Hayley venues.
Prior to his position at Compass Group, Richard worked at the NEC Group for a decade, selling meetings and events at the ICC, rising to Head of Conference Sales.
Richard arrives at Wyboston Lakes Resort just as the venue is investing £3m on a total transformation of its conference facilities, including the expansion of its main conference room to accommodate 300 delegates.
Commenting on his new role Richard says: “I am really delighted to be stepping into this new challenge at a time when the business is investing and growing and I am very much looking forward to the year ahead. Wyboston Lakes Resort is renowned as a great company to work for and I am very excited to be here.”
Mark Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes Resorts, says: “Richard is an important addition to our team. His extensive industry experience will be a valuable asset to Wyboston Lakes Resort at this exciting period in our development.”