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KEC Appoints New Team Member

The Kent Event Centre located on the Showground site at Detling is delighted to announce the appointment of a new member to the Event Centre Team.

Ashleigh Wilday joined the Kent Event Centre team on 22nd November having previously worked for nine years as a Business Development Manager for the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. Ashleigh also worked at the Marriot Tudor Park as a Sales Co-ordinator.

Ashleigh is looking forward to her new role and said “I am really looking forward to the new challenge and to working with such a great team of people”. She continued “My role is to increase the volume of corporate bookings and the number of Asian Weddings we host at the centre. The fact that the facilities are so flexible will make my job easy”.

Ashleigh believes that the conference space, meeting facilities and event centre is not only affordable for businesses but ideally located between Kent’s two motorways the M2 and M20.
Alison Wallington, Kent Event Centre Manager has been at the site in Detling for 8 years and has helped orchestrate the dramatic changes. “Over the past few years the Kent Event Centre has become so much more than a traditional agricultural showground. The opening of the Clive Emson Conference Centre earlier this year has allowed the team to offer clients state of the art meeting, conference and exhibition space”.
The addition of the new conference centre to the portfolio has increased bookings by 46% on the previous year. New technologies have been installed in the meeting and conference spaces giving clients the added confidence that the facilities and customer service are second to none. Alison is delighted that feedback from customers suggests that the facilities exceed expectations and the amount of repeat visits has indicated to the team that they have a wonderful product that has the professionalism, functionality and location to service businesses in the County and beyond.
Alison and Ashleigh have years of experience in event management and would welcome all new enquiries and look forward to showing prospective clients around the impressive site.

The Kent Event Centre is the largest conference facility in Kent, offering 7,000sqm. There are three main Exhibition Halls, ideal for creating stunning exhibitions, trade fairs or public shows. Two are interconnected, the John Hendry and the Kent Pavilion. The Astor Pavilion can be connected by the addition of a walkway marquee to give an overall exhibition space of 4,900sqm. The new Clive Emson Conference Centre has 1,700sqm of space within the single span exhibition hall.
In addition to the exhibition spaces there are six smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate five to sixty guests.
So however big or small your event, the Kent Event Centre is competitively priced, delivering affordable Conference and Event solutions for businesses in the County and the South East.

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