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Meet The Team


Team Profiles

Robert Dixon

Managing Director

Robert is our Managing Director and founded National Venue Agency in 1992.

Prior to setting up the Agency, Robert spent the early years of his career in Hotel Operations and Sales. Having completed his training at Grosvenor House in London’s West End he worked in several management roles in varied size properties in the provinces, before returning to London as House Manager and Sales and Marketing Director at the Waldorf Hotel.

These operational roles together with his subsequent position as Corporate Sales Director of a major U.K. Hotel Company, have given Robert a comprehensive knowledge and experience of the hospitality industry and an extensive list of contacts.

Emma Turner

Account Manager

Emma joined us in 2015 and brought with her over 20 years’ experience in administration and project management, across a variety of business environments including Biotechnology, Legal and Telecommunications.

She has a wealth of experience in booking events and accommodation at a range of budgets, and of working to tight deadlines.  This background, combined with her excellent organisational and people skills, helps her to relate to our client’s needs and build good working partnerships with them in order to fulfil their requirements on time and on budget.

Aphrodite Burton

Sales Consultant

Aphrodite brings almost four decades of experience in the hotel, conference and meetings industry to her role as Sales Consultant at NVA.

Combining her insight into the hotel industry gained from working in five star hotels in London such as the Royal Garden and Grosvenor House, to organising themed events for high profile charities, enables Aphrodite to understand and search out, the best solution for each individual client.

More recently, she was involved with a series of projects and launch events for Russia Today, the TV News Channel and was responsible for the distribution of the channel in fine hotels across Europe. Broad experience and industry insight enables Aphrodite to source the best hotels and venues that meet a client’s specific criteria, while delivering excellence in terms of both value and service.