Somerset House has announced the appointment of two new members of staff to its corporate events team.

Amy Bowden joins the eight-strong team at Somerset House as business development manager following the promotion of Kara Clark and Stephanie Bevan-Moss to co-heads of corporate events, while Jenny Freestone takes maternity leave.

Bowden joins Somerset House from the Royal Horticultural Halls, where she worked as senior sales executive. Previously, she was event manager at ExCeL London Hospitality.

In her new role, Bowden’s objectives are to raise awareness of venue hire opportunities at Somerset House, focusing on corporate clients. As well as working with local businesses, Bowden plans to utilise her knowledge of London Fashion Week clients to generate new leads for Women and Men’s Fashion Week. She will also be looking at tactical marketing strategies through promotion of the venue’s newly released day delegate rate packages.

Bowden commented: “I am extremely excited to join the existing accomplished and creative corporate events team at this iconic central London venue. The diversity of clients who have held events with us are exceptional, and I cannot wait to expand on this.”

Another new member of the team is Rebecca Moore, who takes on the role of event planner. Moore previously worked for two years as events and facilities coordinator at Asia House, where she was responsible for running a diverse range of events.

Kara Clark, co-head of corporate events, added: “We are delighted to welcome Amy and Rebecca to our creative and dynamic events team at Somerset House. We know they will contribute to the phenomenal success we have been enjoying over the last year, and are looking forward to seeing the valuable new initiatives they plan to bring to their roles.”