Lauren Whitehead

Name: Lauren Whitehead

Company: Marriott

Position: Conference and Events Sales Manager

What does your organisation do: The Marriott V&A is a converted coal warehouse which is now a 148 bedroom hotel right on the banks of the River Irwell, at the edge of Spinningfields. We have Conference & Events facilities for up to 240 people and a stunning riverside restaurant and bar that serves delicious locally sourced dishes and a very popular afternoon tea.

At the V&A we look after many different types of clients, from Football teams, Tv & Film stars, Corporate clients and Charities. We offer a personalised service to all and winning new business is what we thrive on.

Company website address: marriott.com/manva

Football team: Liverpool

Who would your ideal Prime Minister be: Ricky Gervais because of his love for animals.

Favourite bar/restaurant: Favourite Restaurant Scene/Favourite Bar Oast House

What’s your tipple: Gin & Tonic

Which business person do you most admire: Alan Sugar because he built his business from nothing.

Favourite band/artist: Bugzy Malone

What is your all-time favourite tune: Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Favourite book: Horse Whisperer

Favourite movie: The Notebook

Who would play you in a film: Isla Fisher

Favourite TV programme: Made in Chelsea

Most visited website: Google

What is your preferred Social Media platform: Facebook

Who is your celebrity crush: Steven Gerrard

Which four people would you most like to invite to a dinner party: Prince Harry, Jack Whitehall, Blake Lively, Chrissy Teigen

If you could choose one superpower what would it be: To Click my fingers and be where ever I wanted to be.

Interesting fact about you: I have a tattoo of a fish on my finger which I had done when I was on holiday in Falaraki, to say “Fish Finger”. Which after a few G&Ts on holiday seemed very funny.

What is your dream job: I would love to own my own Dog Kennels.

Fill in the blank: Downtown is… great for networking and new business opportunities.

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