Queensferry-based Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has appointed Rebecca Gabb as Corporate Sales Manager to support its plans to grow revenue from conferences and events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Gabb joins the attraction from Edinburgh’s DoubleTree by Hilton, where she was Conference & Event Sales Manager.
With nine years’ experience within Scotland’s hospitality sector, Gabb will head up a team of three responsible for securing sales opportunities, as well as maintaining success and demand for the Botanics’ meetings, conference and events facilities.
Prior to working at the Hilton, Gabb was Marketing and Events Manager with G1 Group, where she was in charge of creating sales and marketing plans for Edinburgh venues including The Murrayfield House Hotel, The Ghillie Dhu and Granary.
Fraser Sharp, General Manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, said: “Rebecca joins us at an exciting time; we recently completed a full refurbishment of our main events space, the John Hope Gateway Restaurant, creating a brand new outdoor kitchen, and have also added the venue’s Lecture Theatre to our portfolio.
“The Botanics offers a variety of unique indoor and outdoor events spaces and its idyllic location, just a few minutes from the city centre, makes it the ideal host for gala dinners, drinks receptions, board meetings, conferences or more informal occasions and outdoor events.
“Combined with our first-class event planning, Rebecca and her team will provide a seamless experience for corporate guests.”
The venue’s Lecture Theatre can seat up to 240 people and has a separate break out space for catering.
Event planners are being offered half-price room hire and the first round of tea and coffee for free, with all bookings made until September.