Joseph Grimley, the head of trade sales for Riviera, has joined Scenic UK as director of trade sales, overseeing Scenic River Cruise, Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Land Tours and Emerald Waterways River and Ocean Cruises.
He will oversee a team of 10 staff looking after the company’s agency sales and partners.
Colin Downing, managing director, Scenic UK commented “The Scenic Group UK had a very strong year last year and we’ve continued that success through 2018. As part of our continuous investment programme we are pleased to announce a number of important and senior hires that further strengthen our breadth and depth.”
Grimley said “I joined Riviera six years ago and helped them build their agency portfolio to what it is today. Whilst it’s been a great journey I feel it’s now time for some new challenges and opportunity. I’ve always admired Scenic and its sister brand Emerald Waterways, they are two great businesses that are very pro agency trade and have a best in class portfolio of quality products. It’s also a pleasure to be working again with Colin.”
Dawn Quinn, current Head of Trade Sales for Scenic Group UK is taking a sabbatical for 12 months for family reasons. Downing added: “We are more than happy to be supporting Dawn through this period and look forward to her return in the near future. I’m pleased that Dawn will continue on a consultancy basis to support a number of key projects for us.”
The company also announced that it was hiring Nicky Yates from Attraction World as its northern agency sales manager.