Donna brings to this year’s mentoring line-up over 24 years’ experience in sales.
Having initially cut her teeth in the worlds of newspaper publications and radio, Donna was responsible for the sponsorship and partnerships for regional corporate and local authority accounts whilst managing busy sales teams and sales strategies.
2013 saw her make the move into live events, working for one of the worlds leading venue management companies, the NEC Group. Taking on the Commercial Media role of regional sales and sponsorship manager, she worked with both regional and national clients to develop partnership and sponsorship opportunities with the Group’s venues. It was less than a year later, that two of the venues recruited her – the ICC and Vox – and quickly progressed her through a number of senior account positions. Donna’s work in these built corporate and agency client relationships, saw her implement new sales strategies and restructure a new team. With a keen eye for talent and ability to nurture junior team members, she now leads a twenty strong, target breaking sales team in her current role as Sales Director.