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Job Opportunity: Events & Sales Executive

Events & Sales Executive – full time, permanent

Salary – £25,000 OTE

Are you seeking a new challenge? Do you have the drive and determination to succeed? Then we may have the job for you!

A purpose-built arena with extensive leisure, sporting and event facilities, USN Bolton Arena also boasts a top performing Performance Tennis Academy, prominent gymnastics club and successful Football programme.

We are seeking a motivated, highly organised and professional individual to join our Conference and Events team. Responsible for promoting and selling event spaces, advertising and sponsorship packages through a programme of wide-ranging activity including, email, telesales, networking, etc, maintaining our existing client base and building relationships with new and potential clients, you will need to be able to co-ordinate event space to maximise income and maintain a full events calendar.

To be considered for this role, you will be an excellent communicator and influencer, have a strong background and knowledge within conference & events and ideally have experience of selling advertising and sponsorship packages. This post requires an individual who is creative, has excellent planning and organisation skills and is competent in Microsoft and related packages.

In return we offer a rewarding and satisfying job role working with a friendly team and enhanced holidays and benefits.

For further information and to apply for this post, please request an application pack from:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Please note that CV’s are accepted in support of applications, but the company’s application form must be completed in full and returned by the closing date.

Closing date for applications:  31st  May 2018, 12 noon

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The Talented Jenny Enters The Finals

We are super excited to announce that our Conference & Events Executive, Jenny Green has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Inspire Women Awards.

The awards ceremony is to be held on Saturday May 5th 2018. The event will celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the wider Bolton area. It will shine a light on the achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, and showcase their extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.

An ecstatic Jenny said “I am delighted to be joining the incredible list of finalists at this year’s Inspire Women Awards! I look forward to meeting so many powerful, successful business women on the night – and will hopefully leave the event successful!”

The nomination is in recognition of the hard and dedicated work, Jenny delivers continually throughout the year. A huge well done Jenny! The whole Arena is behind you.

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Job Opportunity: Head Of Commercial

Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust, Bolton, BL6 6LB

Circa £40K OTE + benefits

The USN Bolton Arena is a registered charity with a strong belief that sport and leisure activity contributes to personal happiness and wellbeing. It is our mission to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to follow a lifelong passion for sport and healthy lifestyles through the provision of excellent sport & exercise facilities and sports programmes which are accessible to all.

This is an exciting time for the Arena, and as part of the Strategic Leadership Team you will be a commercially minded individual who is results orientated, target driven and self-motivated. You will be accountable for a number of areas, including Health & Fitness Membership, Conference & Events, Sponsorship, B2B & Office Rentals you will be able to identify additional opportunities and work closely with other Senior colleagues on all commercially related activity across the business.

To be considered for this post you will be an excellent communicator and influencer with a strong background and knowledge of sales and marketing, ideally within the sports, leisure or similar sector. This is a strategic post requiring, creativity, insight into current leisure trends, product knowledge and excellent planning and organisation skills.

We’d love to hear from you if you are ready for a new challenge and would like to be instrumental in the future development of the USN Bolton Arena. Please send us your CV and tell us:

For further details and job description, please contact:

Kathryn Platt, Human Resources Manager – kathrynplatt@boltonarena.com

Closing date: 31st October 2017, 12 noon

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Make Some Noise Event A Roaring Success

Thursday 9th February saw the Arena host our Make Some Noise business event. The event was put on to showcase how working with the Arena could benefit local businesses. USN Bolton Arena chairman Richard Hurst hosted the event.

Sponsors Stateside Foods, Emerson, Craftprint and Lostock Motor Works all gave fantastic speeches to over 60 businesses, talking of the positive impact that working with the Arena has had on their business. After the speeches guests were able to network at their own leisure.

Events and B2B Manager, Hannah Mooney said “The event was a huge success. It allowed local businesses the chance to find out more about the Arena and what goes on here.

“Not many people realise that we are in fact a charity with all our profits going back into the facility and the programmes which we run. So to be able to support the community whilst advertising to our many visitors is a win win for our sponsors.”

Thank you to all that attended. Our next networking event will take place on Thursday 11th May, 3-5pm. You can find out more information here.

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Make Some Noise Event 2017

If you are looking for ways to improve your business, your workforce and your presence in the community, then take a look at what the USN Bolton Arena can do for your business.

Apart from being a legacy facility of the Manchester Commonwealth Games offering world class sports facilities, we welcome 50,000 business delegates every year to meetings and events. We provide businesses with affordable office accommodation and advertising and sponsorship opportunities that help them to benefit from the Arena’s location, 1.1 million footfall and international profile. We also offer bespoke solutions to help businesses achieve a fitter and healthier workforce, ranging from discounted gym membership to bespoke wellbeing programmes.

At our Make Some Noise Event 2017 on Thursday 9th February from 3pm-5pm, you will find out more about the opportunities for your business. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of our sponsors and partners and hear from them how the Arena has benefitted their businesses. There will also be an opportunity to network with other local businesses and sample our new conference menu.

And, as a thank you for coming, you will receive a USN goody bag and an activity bundle worth £49.99. You will also be entered into a prize draw, where you could win a 3 month gym membership or a £100 conference room voucher.

In the meantime, have some fun with our megaphone and make some noise about your business! Take a photo, tag us @BoltonArena and the best selfie will win a year’s free gym membership. The winner will be announced at the event.

For more details or to confirm your place at the event, call 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com

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Arena Is Up For An Award

THE USN Bolton Arena has often been acknowledged as the best independent sports and fitness centre in the region so it’s logical that we’ve recently joined marketing and support organisation thebestofbolton.

This is the organisation that represents hundreds of local businesses. So it was particularly pleasing for the Arena to be swiftly recognised by being in contention for thebestofbolton’s Health and Fitness category in The Business of the Year 2017 Awards.

David Ramsden from thebestofbolton commented: “It’s great that the USN Bolton Arena have reconnected with thebestofbolton to be promoted as one of Bolton’s best businesses.

“The response from their customers, clients and members has been great in the early stages of their renewed membership, allowing them to qualify so quickly for The Business of the Year 2017Awards.

“We’re delighted they’re in the final stages of the competition to be recognised nationally. What they need now is for all those who know them to get behind them and leave a review for them at www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bolton/recommend

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Networking Arena – 15th December 2016

Are you a new or established business in Bolton? We have the perfect event for you!

We are hosting our fourth and final networking event of 2016 on Thursday 15th December, between 3-5pm.

The event is FREE to attend and is a great way to build lasting relationships within the community.

For more information on the event or to register please email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com or call 01204 488112.

 

 

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Meet The Staff: Mark Peach

NAME: Mark Peach

AGE: 42

JOB: Catering Operations Manager for Bolton Whites in the Arena.

CAREER SO FAR: I was born and brought up in Derby and first went into the catering industry at 16 as a bottle-washer. I progressed to becoming a barman and supervisor then assistant manager. I came to work as deputy manager for The Malthouse Farm pub restaurant in Chorley when it first opened and was there for about five years. Then I  went to work for De Vere’s at the Bolton Whites Hotel for seven years as bar manager, dealing with the hotel and conferencing for about two years which was a very busy lifestyle with hundreds of staff. I wanted to improve my work/life balance (I’m married with a seven year-old son) so moved over to working for Bolton Whites in the Arena just a month or two ago.

WHAT ARE YOUR DUTIES NOW? I look after all the conference and event catering at the Arena and also the Refresh Café.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE ARENA? It’s less corporate and  more family-oriented and I really like all the smaller clubs which are attached to the Arena. There’s a great atmosphere and buzz here and people are very friendly.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE CURRENTLY? The Refresh Café – we want to get it absolutely right and I’ve been asking lots of customers exactly what they want from it.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS HERE? I’m looking at several different things including outside catering, taking orders – including made by Twitter – to the various businesses and offices nearby.

WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTING INTERESTS? I like running and I’ve also started using the Arena gym – it’s great that we can do this so easily.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS? I’m here for the long-term, and looking forward to all that brings.

* To follow the Arena Café on Twitter go to @RefreshArena1

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Wedding Show Is Must-See

THE Great Northern Wedding Show makes a welcome return to the Arena on Sunday, September 18 with everything the bride and groom need for their dream wedding.

This is THE essential wedding exhibition for all engaged couples and their families and is a huge regional draw.

As well as three catwalk shows during the day – including the very popular Alternative Catwalk with Legend Bridal Designs at 3pm – the show also features classic bridal collections together with collections for the curvy bride. There is also occasionwear and formal hire.

Add to that live performances and demonstrations, stalls with examples of every type of item needed for the wedding, from cakes to stationery plus fabulous food to sample and superb wedding cars of all kinds on show, and you’ve got a must-see event.

There’s a free goody bag for the first 500 brides to arrive on the day, free wedding magazine and show guide for all brides. And, if you register beforehand, free entry on the day.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm. Find out more at www.littlewhitebooks.co.uk/wedding-fairs

 

 

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Networking At The Arena

THE Arena is holding another of its popular networking events this month – are YOU and your business represented there?

These informative and useful free events have already proved very valuable to many local businessmen and women who regularly attend. They offer a chance to meet and find out more about a wide range of companies and contacts, often leading to more business.

Our next event is being held on Thursday, July 21st from 3pm to 5pm with refreshments provided. We would love to see you there so just contact Hannah Mooney on 01204 488112 or email hannahmooney@boltonarena.com to register.

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