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Hull City and Stoke City loan out key players

Stadium Experience has grown its Leadership Team with the announcement of two new members joining the voluntary group.

Both Lynnsey Pilmer, sales & marketing manager at Hull City FC’s KCOM Stadium, and Jennifer Barry, conference and events sales manager at Stoke City FC’s bet365 Stadium have joined the Leadership Team to assist with the management of the association. The team meets regularly to discuss and guide the strategic direction of the association, which primarily aims to promote the use of stadium venues for conferences, meetings and events.

Pilmer has had a long career in customer facing roles including 8 years with Coca Cola Enterprises in various positions including senior account manager for Travel in the London Region and Pro-active sales manager in the North East. She also provided Training for a management company in Yorkshire with Customer Care Courses, as well as heading up the marketing department at a college of Excellence where she rebranded and added in a whole new digital platform to their student intake. Pilmer has been at the KCOM Stadium for six years growing their conference and events portfolio. 

Meanwhile, Barry brings a wealth of experience from a degree in Events Management from the University of Gloucestershire. Barry began her events career at Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium working within the hospitality department, and then moving onto the position conference and events coordinator for two years.


Collette Salmon, chair of Stadium Experience, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Lynnsey and Jennifer to join our Leadership Team.  Stadium Experience was established 16 years ago with the aim of sharing best practice and networking focusing purely on the conference and events side of the football stadium business.  In 2013, we expanded Stadium Experience membership to include rugby venues too, and as we continue to grow and develop, it is only right that we should extend the rugby venue experience and expertise into our Leadership Team too.”