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Duo return to boost Marketing Edinburgh tourism team

Laura HenryConvention Edinburgh – the business tourism arm for Marketing Edinburgh – has hired two sales staff who make their return to the organisation to help spearhead the capital’s growth plans.

Laura Henry joins Convention Edinburgh as international association sales manager, bringing 11 years of business development experience within the hospitality and tourism sector to the team.

She will generate and secure international association and corporate conference business for Edinburgh, and for Marketing Edinburgh’s members.  

Nam Gowans-Brown joins as national association sales executive, bringing experience in the service and hospitality industry. She will support the team in managing leads and preparing bids, while also showcasing the capital’s business tourism offering.

Ms Henry Laura previously worked at Marketing Edinburgh as an association sales executive between 2014 and 2016 and Ms Gowans-Brown was marketing and sales executive from late 2014 to 2017.

Both bring additional sales experience to their new roles from The Principal Hotel Company, where Ms Henry was specialist group sales manager for Scotland and Ms Gowans-Brown progressed her career in a sales executive role.

Amanda Ferguson, who was appointed head of business tourism in June 2017, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Laura and Nam back to Marketing Edinburgh, and while they return with valuable additional experience, the fact that they have come back to us is testament to the strength of our team as a whole. 

“In 2017/18 £73M was contributed to the local economy as a result of meetings confirmed by Convention Edinburgh alone – and while the climate is challenging, we’re moving forward with confidence, supported by a skilled team that truly believes in Edinburgh’s continued appeal as a business tourism destination.”


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