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By Chris Cooke | Posted on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022
The UK’s Music Venue Trust has announced that a number of people who recently worked with the organization on a freelance basis have now been appointed to new permanent positions.
Rebecca Walker, who co-ordinated MVT’s National Lottery-sponsored Revive Live programme, after working at Sheffield’s Leadmill, becomes Live Projects Co-ordinator.
Jay Taylor and Sophie Asquith, who both worked with the organization on a freelance basis in 2020 and 2021, become the MVT coordinators for England. Taylor previously worked for various music industry organizations and events, as well as Manchester’s Night & Day venue. And Asquith previously spent six years as managing director and booker at Bush Hall in London.
Matthew Otridge has been appointed lead coordinator for MVT’s recently launched #OwnOurVenues initiative, which he has already helped develop on a freelance basis, drawing on his own experience managing venues in Bristol.
And finally Chris Sherrington, who has 20 years of experience in live music, including running his own venue The Fulford Arms in York, becomes Head of Policy and Strategic Support, having served as MVT’s North East Coordinator. from England.
Commenting on all these appointments, COO of MVT, Beverley Whitrick, said: “These permanent appointments of incredible colleagues who have already proven themselves to be invaluable members of the grassroots music community during an incredibly difficult time for the industry will require MVT’s ability to innovate, defend and coordinate for a new level. All five bring proven experience, skills, insight and passion to our team and we are delighted to welcome them on board.”