Meet the team


Claire Bennett – Conference & Events Manager

Leading the team for sales, conference and event management. In my spare time I love cycling, canoeing and gundog training.

claire.bennett@york.ac.uk
  01904 328427
  07795 315003


Frances Thompson – Operations Manager

Overseeing the operations and management of events. Having worked at the University for 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of positive changes and exciting developments and enjoy being part of the Conference team.

france.thompson@york.ac.uk
  01904 328433
  07795 315005


Lauren Gallagher – Conference Sales Manager

I’m absolutely delighted to join York Conferences and am keen to make people aware of the amazing facilities we offer. In my spare time, I like to travel and explore new places, socialise with friends and try and keep fit.

lauren.gallagher@york.ac.uk
  01904 328436
  07795 315004


Jo Hilton-Scott – Sales and Events Coordinator

Being main point of contact for clients from enquiry through to their event. I taught myself how to design and make mohair artist teddy bears.

jo-hilton-scott@york.ac.uk
  01904 328438
  07919 293188


Alex Wallis – Sales and Events Coordinator

Being the main point of contact for clients from enquiry through to their event. I like to spend my time cooking and watching musicals. I also really enjoy going on long walks and in September I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity – it was definitely an experience!

alex.wallis@york.ac.uk
  01904 328453
  07795 315044


Fiona Barrow – Sales and Events Coordinator

I look after events on our lovely campus and enjoy being able to offer unique spaces that are hard to find elsewhere.

fiona.barrow@york.ac.uk
  01904 328435
  07795 315032


Natalie Martin – Sales and Events Coordinator

I look after events on our lovely campus at Heslington which also holds some very fond childhood memories when I would spend time here with my late grandparents. I also look after events at King’s Manor. In my free time, I enjoy Thai boxing with my personal trains; this keeps me fit as I also enjoy cooking and eating out. I can often be found arranging a holiday to a new and exciting place in the world.

natalie.martin@york.ac.uk
  01904 328457
  07919 293200


Danny Knight – Sales Executive

Finding new business and increasing sales. My role at York Conferences is to introduce our unique venues to new businesses and let them know the fantastic services we have to offer. In my free time I love photography, keeping active, visiting new places and eating out. One of my lifetime goals is to become a private pilot.

danny.knight@york.ac.uk
  01904 328432
  07880 182870


Emma Owens – Sales Executive

Finding new business and increasing sales. My role at York Conferences involves initiating contact with new businesses and showing them all of the fantastic facilities we have to offer. I enjoy spending my free time exploring new places, learning about different cultures and meeting new people.

emma.owens@york.ac.uk
  01904 328463
  07919 293227


Sally Bowler – Finance Administrator

Being the main point of contact for any accounting related queries. I live in East Yorkshire and have two dogs, Edward and Judy, who I really enjoy walking in the countryside. I have an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

sally.bowler@york.ac.uk
  01904 328430


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