Dalrymple to double up at the Ricoh Arena

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The Ricoh Arena is in no hurry to appoint a new executive director to replace Angus Houston, who joins Harrogate International Centre as director next month.In a statement, Ricoh Arena CEO Daniel Gidney told EN its sales director Laurie Dalrymple will now lead and direct business development strategy in addition to managing sales. “We have in the last few months been undertaking a strategic review of our catering and exhibition sales operation at the Ricoh Arena, with a particular emphasis on sales,” Gidney said. “That review will be complete early in the New Year, however a part restructure has already taken place, including the announced departure of Angus Houston which has in fact allowed us to escalate a previously planned re-alignment of certain positions within the organisation. “This won't impact on actual operational delivery, however. Laurie Dalrymple, the sales director, will now lead and direct business development strategy going forward,” he added. Caption: Angus Houston
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