About us

About us

About us

VisitScotland Business Events is dedicated to promoting Scotland as a flexible and exciting destination for meetings, incentive travel and corporate events. Its role is to provide impartial advice on venues and services throughout Scotland. Our enquiry service is free, efficient and professional, and the enthusiastic team can deal with specific and general requests.

For information and recommendations to help you bring your event to Scotland get in touch with us on +44 131 472 2355 or email businesstourism@visitscotland.com

Meet the Business Events Team

Each Business Events team member is responsible for specific business markets or disciplines and can assist with queries. The Business Events team is here to assist you with any queries you may have.

Neil Brownlee

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Head of Business Events

Neil oversees VisitScotland's Business Events team and is responsible for overall strategic direction and destination marketing planning.

Tel: +44 131 472 2405

Email: neil.brownlee@visitscotland.com

Lindsay Neilson

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Senior Marketing Manager - Emerging & Pan Markets

Lindsay manages marketing activity in the emerging markets of China, India, Russia and Arabian Gulf.

Tel: +44 131 472 2357

Email: lindsay.neilson@visitscotland.com

Richard Knight

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Senior Marketing Manager - the Americas

Richard develops strategic communications and engagement platforms across North and South America with the aim to position Scotland at the top of mind with agencies, media and corporate clients alike. He develops a wide range of engagement platforms to fit the Scottish industries needs across sales, events and media.

Tel: +1 416 506 3000

Email: richard.knight@visitscotland.com

Rory Archibald

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Business Development Manager – Associations & Sectors

Rory creates and implements the strategy to profile Scotland internationally to the associations and sector specific markets. The team created and lead on Legends, VisitScotland’s first campaign for the Business Events as well as implementing Scotland’s National Ambassador Network, Innovate the Nation.

Tel: +44 131 472 2422

Email: rory.archibald@visitscotland.com

Katherine Nelles

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Market Manager – The Midlands & North England (Maternity Cover)

Katherine is responsible for the implementation of sales activities to grow meeting and incentive business from The Midlands & North England based corporates, conference organisers, meeting planners and incentive agencies.

Tel: +44 131 472 2140

Email: katherine.nelles@visitscotland.com

Theresa Ring

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Market Manager – The Midlands & North England (Maternity Leave)

Theresa is responsible for the implementation of sales activities to grow meeting and incentive business from The Midlands & North England based corporates, conference organisers, meeting planners and incentive agencies.

Tel: +44 1334 466 004

Email: theresa.ring@visitscotland.com

Emma Grant

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Senior Business Events Executive UK & America

Emma develops and delivers selected marketing opportunities, under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager - the Americas including events across all markets.

Tel: +44 131 472 2075

Email: emma.grant@visitscotland.com

Sian Williamson

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Assistant Manager - Associations & Sectors

Sian assists with the implementation of sales and marketing activities and bringing international and national association and corporate events to Scotland through the National Ambassador Network.

Tel: +44 1334 466 001

Email: sian.williamson@visitscotland.com

Fiona MacKinnon

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Assistant Manager – Associations & Sectors

Fiona assists with bringing international and nation association and corporate events to Scotland through the management of the National Ambassador Network and relations with wider industry partners and steering groups.

Tel: +44 131 472 2402

Email: fiona.mackinnon@visitscotland.com

Shauney Millar

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Senior Business Event Executive – UK and America

Shauney develops and delivers selected marketing opportunities, under the direction of the Senior Marketing Manager - the Americas including events across all markets.

Tel: +44 131 472 2237

Email: shauney.millar@visitscotland.com

Heather McNee

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Business Events Executive - UK & Europe

Heather assists with the implementation of sales and marketing activities in the UK & Europe.

Tel: +44 1463 244 114

Email: heather.mcnee@visitscotland.com

Marios Koutentakis

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Marketing Executive

Marios supports the Senior Marketing Managers with the implementation of marketing and communication activities across all markets.

Tel: +44 131 472 2200

Email: marios.koutentakis@visitscotland.com

Patrick Lamont

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Business Events Specialist- Associations & Sectors

Patrick supports the Business Events - Associations and Sectors team with targeted research and the implementation of activities to develop business opportunities to Scotland through the National Ambassador Network.

Tel: +44 131 472 2204

Email: patrick.lamont@visitscotland.com

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