Hyve Group announces leadership team appointments

Published on: 23rd November 2023

Hyve Group’s Spring Fair and Autumn Fair strengthens leadership team with the appointments of Jackson Szabo and Soraya Gadelrab.

Hyve Group has announced the appointment of two new leaders to the team – Jackson Szabo as portfolio director for Spring Fair and Autumn Fair and Soraya Gadelrab as the new event director for Spring Fair and Autumn Fair.

Hyve Group says the two senior appointments to the team will strengthen and revitalise the leadership team for the wholesale shopping destinations, shaping the future of the industry.

Nicola Meadows, divisional managing director for the retail, manufacturing and engineering division, said: “We’re thrilled to introduce our two new leaders, Jackson Szabo and Soraya Gadelrab, who are joining our team. Their fresh perspectives and wealth of experience will undoubtedly invigorate our sector. Bringing together years of experience with a track record of innovation and success, these talented individuals will propel the team forward setting new standards within our industry. Jackson and Soraya are brimming with exciting ideas that will inspire. Their vision and creativity will shape our future endeavours, fostering growth and excellence. With their arrival, we’re embarking on an exciting chapter; together, driving positive change and achieving remarkable results.”

Jackson Szabo added: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Spring Fair and Autumn Fair, brands that are aspirational for anyone in the UK events industry. Spring Fair is coming up to 75 years old and was the first show to call the NEC home as well as being the largest show in Europe. Spring Fair and Autumn Fair exist to serve the retail industry – an industry fuelled by Britain’s entrepreneurs, bellwethers and creative minds and I very much look forward to working with this incredible community to ensure that the shows do everything they can to drive value to retailers and suppliers alike while serving and supporting both exciting, new businesses and institutional incumbents.”

Soraya Gadelrab added: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the team at Spring Fair & Autumn Fair. I look forward to working with this passionate team to drive forward these heritage events, ensuring we evolve them to reflect the ever-changing retail sector which we serve.”

Spring Fair takes place on the 4th – 7th February 2024 and Autumn Fair from 1st – 4th September 2024, both at NEC Birmingham.


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