New business development manager for Sheffield University

The University of Sheffield has appointed a new business development manager to support the growth of its many bars, cafés and restaurants as well as the events, meetings, conferences and occasions it hosts and caters for.

As one of the UK’s leading conference and accommodation providers, the University hosts over 1000 events and over 40,000 delegates each year.

With locations in both the city centre and South West Sheffield, its prestigious venues include, Inox Dine, Halifax Hall, The Edge and Firth Court.

Steve joins the University’s specialist conference and hospitality team, cUStomised,  having gained sales and marketing experience working within hospitality, sport, leisure and the UK music industry.

Football and music fan Steve has enjoyed brushing shoulders with pop stars and professional footballers during his career working with organisations including Universal Music, Leicester City Football Club and Leeds United Football Club. He has also represented Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and Mitchells & Butlers, the largest operator of restaurants pubs and bars in the UK.

He will be responsible for leading the future development of one of the University’s newest ventures, Inox Dine’s events and hospitality service, as well as those of its sister hospitality venues.

Speaking about his appointment, Steve said: “I am incredibly excited to be working with such a great team of hospitality professionals and at a venue as prestigious as the University of Sheffield which has a fantastic range of conference, banqueting, catering, event and accommodation facilities.

“It’s a great opportunity and a new challenge. My goal is to increase awareness of the incredibly high service levels provided at Inox Dine, Halifax Hall hotel, The Edge and Firth Court, and indeed the whole of the organisation. 

“I’m also very much looking forward to meeting local businesses at Inox Dine’s regular Breakfast Club networking event which takes place on the last Thursday of each month.”

Commenting on Steve’s appointment, Caryn Masters, head of commercial services at the University of Sheffield said: “We are delighted to have Steve on board as our new business development manager.

“He makes a great addition to the team, and his years of experience in the hospitality and leisure sectors will be invaluable as we continue to develop our offer to both businesses and consumers in Sheffield.” 

Inox Dine – with a 100 cover restaurant and flexible events space for up to 250 delegates – is an exciting dining, meeting and events venue, not only for staff and students at the University of Sheffield, but also for the wider business community, restaurant goers across the city and for Sheffield’s many international visitors.

Steve Timmins Business Development Manager University of Sheffield
Steve Timmins

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