Name: Lauren Whitehead
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.