NEC Takes Mead On Board

Phil Mead seems to have made such an impact in his first year at the U.K.’s NEC Group that the managing director of arenas and associated businesses has joined the company’s executive board.

Since joining the Birmingham-based organisation, he’s spearheaded the multimillion-pound redevelopment of The NEC Arena and launched national agent The Ticket Factory.

The former deputy director of events at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), who has more than 20 years of industry experience, was also at the forefront of the campaign that secured £25 million funding through Birmingham City Council to transform The NEC Arena into a 21st-century visitor destination.