Two new recruits join MUTA’s Executive Committee

MUTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Robertson of Arena Group and Jenna Ackerley of Events Under Canvas to its Executive Committee (Exec).

Both nominations were approved by MUTA members at last month’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place at Silverstone Circuit. Ross will represent large hirer members (26+ employees) and Jenna medium hirer members (11-25 employees).

MUTA general manager, Joe Chalk, said: “It’s great to have Ross and Jenna on board. They are both eager to get involved and I’m sure their expertise and experience will prove very useful in helping the association achieve its objectives.”

These were not the only changes to the Exec.

Janet Fletcher of Tents & Events (Scotland) and Craig Bidder of Sami Tipi stepped down and on behalf of all members we would like to thank them for their support on the Exec.

Dean Foster of Cambridge Marquees also resigned as an Exec member and president. At the AGM the Exec’s recommended candidate for president was Lee Dalton, sales director of Roder UK, and he was duly elected. Lee said:

“Firstly, I would like to express my sincere thanks Dean for steering the association through the most turbulent time our industry has ever seen.

“I’ve been on MUTA’s Exec for a few years now so I feel that I have a good understanding of the association and how it operates. As a training working group member, I’ve been heavily involved with the development of MUTA’s new e-learning course which has recently launched. Training is a passion of mine and an area that I would like to focus on during my time as president.

“I would like to thank my fellow Exec members for their support, and I look forward to playing my part in helping MUTA raise industry standards.”

The Exec is a small group of elected members that sets the strategy and direction for MUTA. All Exec members are volunteers and give up their time, commitment and expertise for free.

MUTA’s Exec members for 2023-24 are Lee Dalton (Roder UK), Johnny Cooper (Coopers Marquees), Robert Carter (J&J Carter), Phil Grenville-Hunt (Mar-Key Group), Ross Robertson (Arena Group), Jenna Ackerley (Events Under Canvas) and Joe Baillie (co-opted).