Employee profiles

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Angena Devi - Venue Manager, IET Birmingham: Austin Court, Birmingham

I joined the IET at IET Birmingham: Austin Court in 2003, originally as an Event Coordinator where I was able to develop the sales side of the role.  Additionally I become heavily involved in the operational side of the business and in May 2012 was promoted to my current position of Venue Manager.

IET Birmingham: Austin Court is a converted Grade 2 listed Georgian building that sits on the Birmingham Canal Navigations; the venue sits within the IET Venues brand whereby the IET also has venues in central London and Glasgow.

After nearly nine years I thoroughly enjoy my role and continue to learn and develop both my team and myself. This is fully supported by my line manager, the IET’s Venues and Facilities Manager who has enormous experience in the Conference and Banqueting market - experience he is always eager to share.

I joined the IET with no experience of a commercial environment but have been able to make the transition quicker and more effectively than I would have expected due to the backing of, and training provided by, the IET. With this support, and my increasing experience, I’m looking forward to growing the business at IET Birmingham: Austin Court even further.