April 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM






Friday 17th April 2015

Grandstand Media Ltd. Appoints New Show Director

Grandstand Media Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Richard Todd as their new Show Director. Mr Todd will assume all responsibility and management to deliver the two prestigious annual equestrian events; Horse of the Year Show and the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show.

Richard Todd, formerly the Chief Executive of Surrey County Agricultural Society and previously second in Command the Troop Captain, The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, will formally start the role with Grandstand Media mid July 2015. Helena Pettit, Grandstand Group Managing Director said ‘We are delighted that Richard has accepted the challenge of continuing to develop and manage both of these two great events. Richard has the perfect background and experience to ensure these prestigious events stay at the pinnacle of their sector. We look forward to welcoming Richard to the team’.

We would also like to welcome our new Marketing Manager, Amy Grattan and Press & PR Manager, Kirsty Pasto to the Grandstand Group Team. Amy Grattan has worked for the past 8 years as a Marketing Specialist with an award winning FTSE 100 wealth management company and looks forward to joining the team at Grandstand Media Ltd. “I started riding horses at a young age and to have the opportunity to merge my work and passion is an extremely exciting prospect”.

The newly created title of Press & PR Manager has been awarded to Kirsty Pasto. Kirsty comes to Grandstand Media Ltd after spending 4 years in the travel industry, running and promoting guided vacations. Previously she has worked in a variety of PR roles with companies such as Penguin Books Australia and the Equestrian Federation of Australia. “I am very excited to be joining the Grandstand Group family. The opportunity to be involved with such a well-respected, industry leader, is an exciting opportunity. The fact that it incorporates horses is certainly a welcome bonus.”

Both ladies join the team during a period of expansion for the business and will be looking after the marketing and PR for all of the entities under the Grandstand Group umbrella.

Grandstand Group is formed of the following companies; Grandstand Media Ltd – an event organising company; Grandstand Event Management – a company that delivers on-line entry systems for Equestrian and County Shows; Zinc Management - a Global B2B Event Management Agency; Grandstand Stoneleigh Events which manages and runs the NAEC (National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre), Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The NAEC, Stoneleigh caters for 360 events per annum ranging from small meetings to large conferences, exhibitions, special and equestrian events etc., along with delivering two technical events for the RASE.

Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the show timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

For more information on Horse of the Year Show 2015, or to request a selection of copyright free images, please contact:

Horse of the Year Show Press Office
Grandstand Media Ltd
Tel: 02477 712110
Email: press@hoys.co.uk
Web: www.hoys.co.uk

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Category: News