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Angie Robinson Lands Manchester Central Job

MIDAS boss steps up as Tomlinson steps down

Written by . Published on July 20th 2011.

Angie Robinson Lands Manchester Central Job

ANGIE Robinson is leaving her role as chief executive of inward investment agency MIDAS to take the helm at Manchester Central.
The current boss of the exhibition and conference centre, Lesley Tomlinson, is stepping down after six years in charge. Tim Newns, current deputy at MIDAS, will replace Robinson, who starts her new role on September 1.

“Manchester Central has not just repositioned itself in the market place, it has developed a very strong business model that has generated significant economic results for the city."

Robinson said; “Having spent six years as a non-exec on the board of Manchester Central I was delighted to be approached to take on such an exciting role. 
"Lesley has handed me a fantastic team of people and a venue that is now the envy of the industry. Manchester Central is already on such a roll, I can’t wait to get on with pushing it even further.

"I am delighted that Tim Newns is taking up the post of chief executive and confident that he has the business acumen to steer the organisation towards a bright and prosperous future."

Tomlinson will remain on the board at Manchester Central. “This has not been an easy decision for me as this has quite simply been the best job I have ever had," she said.

"I am really proud of what we have achieved over the last six years; the transformation of the building, the development of the brand and the hard earned reputation as a market leader. Delivered through incredible team work and the commitment of the whole team – I leave Manchester Central in very safe hands.

“Angie is the ideal person to hand the baton to. I was determined to handover to someone who shared my passion and enthusiasm for the business. Angie has been on the board of Manchester Central from the start, we've worked closely together and I cannot think of anyone better to 'carry on the mission’.”

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, said; “Manchester Central has not just repositioned itself in the market place, it has developed a very strong business model that has generated significant economic results for the city.

"Lesley has been instrumental in providing the drive and the direction for that turnaround, as well as successfully delivering the carefully sequenced redevelopment that has transformed the venue into a conference destination of world-class standing.”

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