imago appoints Emma Lawrence as new agency sales manager

imago, the award-winning conferencing brand at Loughborough University, has announced the appointment of Emma Lawrence as its new agency sales manager.

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 Emma has been in the hospitality industry since leaving university in 2002, working for a variety of companies in and around the Midlands before finishing at her previous position as sales executive at Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon.


In her new role she will be responsible for increasing imago’s visibility in the competitive agency market place, generating new local and national agency business for all venues within imago as well as maintaining and build on existing accounts.


Launched in 2003, imago comprises three award-winning locations including Burleigh Court and Holywell Park, offering outstanding meeting and conference venues; four star accommodation and catering; and the UK’s most extensive sport and leisure facilities at Loughborough University.


Commenting on her new role, Emma said: “Communication with agencies is key for business at imago. Historically agencies have favoured hotels over conference venues, however I feel this is changing. Dedicated venues have developed a strong foothold within the conference and meetings market in recent years and have gained a much higher profile across the industry, meaning that customers themselves are now much more aware and open to using these types of facilities.


“The team at imago is well established and I am looking forward to working with them in order to succeed. With many companies tightening spend, dedicated meeting and conference venues like imago which offer all-inclusive, value-for-money packages are becoming more attractive, as they are able to offer truly specialist facilities, dedicated and professionally trained staff and the expertise required to cater for every event, whatever the theme or size. Not only does imago provide the high quality level of service and standards that booking agents would expect from a conference hotel, but we go that one step further and offer a more dedicated and professional approach.


“I strive on customer service and will enjoy building up relationships with my clients, from the small independent family run agencies to the larger national agents, and gaining their trust and loyalty.”


For further information on imago visit, call 0845 036 4624, or follow @imagolboro on twitter.


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For further information please contact Nicky Weston or Rose Kilby at Willoughby PR on 0115 924 7132 or email: /


Notes to editors:

About imago

imago is comprised of three award winning locations:

imago at Burleigh Court - A first-class international conference centre

imago at Holywell Park - A versatile day conference centre

imago at Loughborough - Loughborough University's extensive conference and sports facilities


imago is located one mile from junction 23 of the M1, eight miles from Nottingham East Midlands International Airport and three miles from Loughborough mainline station.

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