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UKVMA strengthens organisation

The UK Venue Managers Association (UKVMA) has announced a new management team for day to day operation of the organisation. The new board will comprise Neil Levett, Noel Jeffs, Michael Cunnah and Konrad Start. Start will be overseeing the Association’s day to day operation.

UKVMA provides a platform for managers of multi-purpose venues, including major sports, music events conferences and exhibitions, to meet and discuss solutions to real and potential problems. It is also a forum for leading suppliers of products and services to the venue industry to regularly discuss, explain and demonstrate direct to influential end-users, as well as through the UKVMA website.

Chairman, Neil Levett said:

This is an exciting time for UKVMA. A number of new initiatives will be introduced over the coming months and the partnerships being developed between UKVMA and other parties can only lend themselves to more benefits and opportunities for UKVMA members.

UKVMA board at a glance

Konrad Start

Konrad Start

Based in London, Konrad has over six years of experience in the stadium industry working for PanStadia Publishing. After a first career in finance, Konrad gained a Football Industry MBA at Liverpool University, including a dissertation on Membership Schemes. Subsequently he worked for British Tennis as its Membership Manager.

Michael Cunnah

Michael Cunnah

Michael is an experienced sports business professional who specialises in reviewing strategies, business and financial plans, new stadium development plans, stakeholder relationships and marketing/commercial plans. He was the man responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of the new Wembley Stadium. He has worked as CEO and Finance Director of The Football Association and was Chief Operating Officer at Aston Villa.

Noel Jeffs

Noel Jeffs

Noel is President of the the UK Venue Managers Association, establishing the association as a market leader and knowledge base to help continuously develop and improve industry standards and best practice. See press release…

Jeffs has over 30 years of facilities and event management experience in the sport and entertainment industry. He directed the operational design and opening of the new Wembley Stadium ensuring regulatory compliance and licencing and was responsible for the planning and staging of more than 100 stadium concerts, in addition to international and domestic sporting events.