Posted on March 11, 2019 by staff

pro-manchester reveals new COO


pro-manchester has announced the promotion of Nicola McCormick to 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, McCormick has been with pro-manchester for nine years, bringing to life the 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.

McCormick has worked in the events industry for more than 15 years and previously worked as head of events for both tech firm Travel Counsellors and Manchester agency Gilds Events.

Her new role will see her oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, creating strategies and policies alongside Booth and take over the CEO’s former responsibility of managing pro-manchester’s wider team.

McCormick will also continue to work on pro-manchester’s key events programme.

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.”

McCormick 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.”

McCormick will take up her role with immediate effect, after her promotion was accepted by pro-manchester’s board last month.