Our Sales Team

Tom Forshaw

Tom Forshaw

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Director of Sales & Marketing

Leading the team since 2014, Tom is the strategic lead for sales and commercial opportunities. Tom has a breadth of experience in bringing major shows and productions to the venue and works with long-standing clients including Vivid, Holden Media and Clarion.

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Elizabeth β€˜Liz’ Conboy

Liz Conboy

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Head of Venue Sales

Liz works with clients across all event sectors from political party conferences and public exhibitions to unique events such as TV gameshow, Ninja Warrior. A member of our team for nearly ten years, Liz takes pride in building long-standing relationships with clients, getting to know their objectives and determining the best ways for us to meet their needs.

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Paul Ashton

Paul Ashton

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Business Development Manager

Responsible for generating new business across all event sectors, Paul joins Manchester Central following 30 years working in the industry, at multiple venues across the UK – including our own, back in our GMEX days!

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Anna Appleton
Anna Appleton – Senior Account Manager
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Senior Account Manager

Guiding our corporate team, Anna contributes a wealth of expertise, collaborating with both direct clients and event agencies. She has been instrumental in overseeing a diverse array of events, spanning company kick-off meetings, briefings, product launches, conferences, banquets, and grand-scale show-stopping events. In her capacity, she actively works to position Manchester as a premier destination for corporate events.

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Kimberley Chan

Kimberley Chan

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Corporate Account Manager

Kimberley joins the team with a wealth of experience working on a range of conferences and events within the hotel and hospitality industry. Working alongside our corporate team, Kimberley will be focusing on agencies and corporate clients and is looking forward to growing relationships within the sector.

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Vicky Hodgkisson
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Corporate Account Manager

Working with both direct clients and event agencies, Vicky works alongside Anna and Kimberley to bring corporate events to Manchester Central.

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Emily Bexley

Emily Bexley

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Senior Account Manager

With several years of experience in the hospitality and events sector, Emily is our National Associations lead. As well as working closely with our existing clients, such as the British Cardiovascular Society and Patient Safety, Emily also proactively works to bring new associations to Manchester.

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Charli Sumner-Bedford

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Senior Account Manager

Joining the team in 2022, Charli has experience working with a number of iconic Manchester venues and events including Albert Hall, Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival. Charli is responsible for our Exhibitions and Special Event sectors, working closely with Charlie to grow these sectors.

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Charlie Minards-Tonge

Charlie Minards-Tonge

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Exhibition Account Manager

Supporting Charli Sumner-Bedford, Charlie works with both new and returning clients within the Exhibition and Special Events sectors. He brings seven years of experience working within hotels and the hospitality industry.

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