Introducing our New Commercial Director – Paul Jackson

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our team with the hire of former Alison Price MD, Paul Jackson, for the newly created role of Commercial Director.

Following a difficult period of time for the global economy as a whole, this appointment cements our position as a resilient leader in the events and hospitality industry. Being privately-owned and independent in a marketplace full of consolidation, more so now than ever, we are proud to continue our journey of growth and development.

With a reputation for expertly balancing strategy and commercial prowess with accomplished talent management and leadership skills, Paul successfully worked his way from Event Manager at Alison Price to head up the team as Managing Director in 2014. His passionate expertise in gastronomy and hospitality was built upon the attainment of dedicated qualifications and first-hand experience of managing at all levels within international restaurants, hotels and even a private yacht, before he moved into the events world.

As Commercial Director, Paul will lead an ambitious growth strategy across all brands and fortify the strength of the existing, longstanding management team.

Stuart Jenkins, Managing Director, Blue Strawberry Group
“We are delighted to welcome Paul Jackson to the team. The pandemic has been such a tough time for everyone, and so for us to be able come out of that period and expand our team at this senior level is a wonderful boost for all of us. Having added new brands to our portfolio in the last few years, our focus on our original brands, Blue Strawberry and Table Talk, continues to be as robust as ever.

We can’t wait to start working with Paul – we are looking forward to forging some exciting new initiatives together, as well as building on the highly esteemed partnerships we have already created. His practical know-how, coupled with his considerable leadership skills and marketplace insight, makes this appointment the perfect addition to our talented team and underlines Blue Strawberry Group’s prominent place in this incredible industry.”

Paul Jackson, Commercial Director, Blue Strawberry Group
“I am very excited to be joining the incredible team at Blue Strawberry Group. Over the last two decades, whilst at another (previously) privately owned events company, I was aware of the Group’s remarkable team with its wealth of industry experts and the impressive upward trajectory they were on.

As we all know, the pandemic very much rocked events and hospitality to the core. I’m sure that, like me, many of my peers seriously considered moving away from the industry. However, this role came up at just the right time and, after speaking to Stuart, Molly and Jojo, I felt that I couldn’t let this fantastic opportunity pass me by. I’m looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Group’s growth strategy – I am confident that I can add value to the team and take Blue Strawberry Group to the next level.”

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