De Vere Venues Canary Wharf Celebrates Appointment of New General Manager

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De Vere Venues, the UK’s No1 provider of meeting, conference and events space, is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Kevin Smith, who joins their Canary Wharf Venue as General Manager.

Kevin joined De Vere Venues Canary Wharf in November 2013, having previously worked for the market leading venue provider between 2003 and 2011 overseeing the launch of Devonport House in nearby Greenwich working on projects including delivery of the ‘Mock Olympics’  in the run up to the official 2012 Olympic Games.

Following his tenure at Devonport House, Kevin relocated overseas working in both St Vincent and later St Lucia as Operations Director for a leading hotel, before returning to the UK to take up a position with The Grand Connaught Rooms in central London.

On his new appointment, Kevin commented, ''I am thrilled to be returning to my roots at De Vere Venues and am looking forward to taking the reigns at Canary Wharf and working with some exciting and high profile clients.’’

‘’The venue is going from strength to strength, evident from our recent award win at the Grass Roots HBI awards, which saw us named as ‘Best Non- Residential Training Centre – Europe’ which is a fantastic accolade and the perfect platform to position ourselves as the leading meeting and event space provider in the city. There can’t be a better time to join De Vere Venues.’’

Located in one of London’s leading business hubs with fast transport links to central London, De Vere Venues Canary Wharf is ideally located in the Docklands. Providing dedicated meeting, training and conference space, the beautiful venue is flooded with natural light and full of the latest technologies, including AV equipment and high speed Wi-Fi.

With 18 flexible business meeting rooms, De Vere Venues Canary Wharf can cater for both one-to-one meetings and larger corporate events with space for up to 400 delegates. Embracing De Vere Venues’ reputation as being famously fanatical about food, the venue boasts an award winning Steam Bake and Grill Restaurant and can cater for cocktail and canapé parties, providing the perfect location for a business gathering in one of the UK’s premier business districts.

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