Edinburgh, 10 September 2020
The EICC has appointed Stuart Bone as Finance Director. Bone, who joins Scotland’s leading conference centre from CMS Window Systems, previously worked with EICC CEO Marshall Dallas during a 7-year stint as Finance Manager at Nuffield Health.
EICC CEO Marshall Dallas said: “Stuart joins our team as we face, in common with the rest of the UK business events industry, the most challenging time in recent history. At the same time, we remain confident about a phased in return of business events over time and we know we will be a stronger business when we come out of Covid. Having Stuart on board is a great fit and we look forward to his contributions going forward.”
Stuart Bone, Finance Director, EICC said: “I am delighted to have joined the EICC’s Executive Team who are responsible for, Scotland’s leading conference centre. The organisation has been on a sustainable growth trajectory over the last 5 years having grown revenues in the corporate and international association markets and whilst this is a challenging time for the events industry, I’m energised to help the EICC team through this difficult period. We hope to welcome business events back to our venue in the near future.”
The EICC marks its 25th anniversary later this month and is set to report annual results for 2019. In May, the EICC launched a new hybrid events model, Make it Edinburgh Live, which was created to enable the venue team to run conferences and events entirely online or via a combination of online and in situ.
In March, the EICC led an announcement on the go-ahead for a pioneering hotel and hotel school development in Edinburgh. M&G Real Estate is funding the £350 million Haymarket Edinburgh development which will be developed by QMile Group. The completed hotel will be operated by the EICC under a franchise agreement with Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
This week, CEO Marshall Dallas won the “IoD Scotland Director of the Year - Small to Medium Business” award, with the judging panel stating they were “Impressed with Marshall’s commitment to staff and team development”.