Pro-manchester has announced the promotion of Nicola McCormick to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
The promotion is the first Sam Booth has made since she became chief executive in September last year.
Formally events and operations director, Nicola has been with pro-manchester for nine years, bringing to life the hugely popular conference programme, as well as the organisation’s largest events, such as the Annual Dinner, key lunches and visit from the Lord Mayor of London, all of which attract thousands of business professionals each year.
Nicola has worked in the events industry for more than 15 years. Prior to working for pro-manchester, Nicola was head of events for Travel Counsellors. Before this, she worked her way up from events assistant to head of events at Manchester agency, Gilds Events, with regular clients including JD Williams, Bupa and Siemens to name but a few.
Nicola’s new role will see her oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, creating strategies and policies alongside chief executive, Sam Booth, as well as taking over Sam’s former responsibility of managing pro-manchester’s wider team. Nicola will also continue to work on pro-manchester’s key events programme.
Of the appointment, chief executive Sam Booth, said: “I am delighted to recognise Nicola’s hard work and ongoing commitment to pro-manchester with this new appointment.
“Nicola is a hugely important member of the team and I believe she will support the strategy I have created to take the organisation to new heights in the coming years.
“This promotion is the first step in pro-manchester’s plans to expand even further and create a strong and vibrant business community.”
Of her appointment, Nicola said: “I am really looking forward to working alongside Sam to develop pro-manchester and the team furthermore.
“It is a pleasure for me to take on this new role and to have the trust from Sam to do so. We already have some exciting plans and look forward to sharing them with our members and board in the coming months.”