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Morris takes the helm at Arena Group UK/Europe

Arena Events Group plc has appointed Chris Morris as Chief Executive of UK and Europe. 

Morris has over 20 years’ experience in the Sports, Leisure and Hospitality sectors and will join Arena on March 19.

He was most recently managing director of the Events and Destinations Division of CH & Co, a leading catering and hospitality group and spent nine years working with the Rugby Football Union as managing director of Twickenham Experience Ltd, responsible for the sales and management of all match day hospitality services and non-match day events at Twickenham Stadium.

Prior to that he was managing director of the Sports and Events Division of Compass Group plc, the leading multi-service provider of hospitality and associated services for many well know sports venues and events across the UK.

Greg Lawless, chief executive of Arena said:

We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Arena team.  He has held a number of senior executive positions within the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors and is very well known in the industry.  Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position and I believe he will be a great asset to the Arena Group as we continue to grow the UK Division over the coming years.

Arena provides integrated events solutions, designing and delivering temporary environments for sporting and cultural occasions and architectural projects.

The company specialises in scaffolding, structures, seating, ice rinks, mass participation events, interiors, fencing & barriers, catering equipment hire, bars and cold rooms.