Bristol Beacon boss to speak about once in a generation project

The chief executive of the Bristol Beacon will speak in depth about how she led one of the biggest transformation projects ever seen in her adopted city at our next Networking Lunch.

Louise Mitchell has been the chief executive of the Bristol Beacon for 12 years and led the £132m restoration of the historic venue.

Louise Mitchell has been in charge of the organisation since 2011, when the charity Bristol Music Trust was first established to run the concert venue – then known as Colston Hall.

The Bristol Beacon reopened for the first time in five years last autumn and is re-establishing itself as the region’s premier concert venue.

Speaking of the project she said: “This has been a highlight of my career leading and working with the team at Bristol Music Trust.

“We’ve been faced with some incredible hurdles and challenges along the way, but we have also grown an amazing organisation and created hugely impactful artistic, education and outreach programmes that are nationally recognised.

“We now start the next chapter of our building’s 155-year history with a glorious new building that ensures our position as one of the best and most accessible venues anywhere in Europe.”

The networking lunch is taking place later this month and for more information and to book a place click here.