New events director announced for venues at the Great Yorkshire Showground

Pooja Sharma
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A new events director has been announced to lead the events and conference venues at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

The new role has been created to oversee both the Yorkshire Event Center and the Pavilions of Harrogate, both based on the 250-acre Showground. The sister venues can host a range of events, from weddings to large-scale conferences and exhibitions.

Richard Moorhouse has been promoted to this role after serving as site manager at the Yorkshire Event Center for the past 12 years.

The YEC underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and is now one of the largest events spaces in the north. The Pavilions of Harrogate is an award-winning 14-room event space suitable for events of all shapes and sizes. Plans are in the pipeline to extensively promote both locations.

Richard said: “We have had a hugely successful year at The Yorkshire Event Centre, including hosting the launch of Fully Charged North and the Great Holiday Home Show, in addition to our established events calendar. The Pavilions of Harrogate will host more than 350 events by the end of the year and bookings for 2024 are already looking very good. It is a privilege to lead such a fantastic, passionate team and I look forward to building on a successful foundation to create more business opportunities, whilst maintaining our regular events and taking the venues to the next level lift.”

Richard has over 20 years of industry experience and has previously held operational roles at the Freedom Centre, Hull and in the hospitality industry at Doncaster Racecourse.

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