Neptunus boosts operations team with three new appointments

Neptunus has announced the appointment of three new members of staff to boost its operations team in the UK.

Pete Lemmen, who has been appointed site manager, originally began his career in the temporary structure industry with Neptunus in the Netherlands where he spent 16 years before moving to GL events UK.

Lemmen said: “I feel like I am returning to my spiritual home. I started my career in the Netherlands with Neptunus and still have lots of friends there, and I know the family too. It’s really great to be back.”

Lemmen is one of the most experienced in the business, having managed sites around the globe for major sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games, F1, Ryder Cups and Royal Ascot.

Dan Perry is another event industry specialist who joins Neptunus as project manager. Perry will manage a number of the company’s big exhibition assignments. He joins from Losberger De Boer and previously served in the Army.

Perry said: “The disciplines required in the military are in some ways very similar to those in the events industry. Everything needs to be done fast and efficiently with you all working as a team to very strict deadlines. Events are scheduled to start on a specific day, and you need to have the infrastructure in place to meet that deadline, being late isn’t an option.”

The third new appointment is Faye Johnson, who has been appointed as project co-ordinator for the semi-permanent division of the business. New to the world of temporary structures, she will use her business experience to support the sales team to win new contracts while working across existing assignments.

Ben Keast, managing director of Neptunus, said: “We are pleased to welcome our three new recruits to the business for 2023.  The vast industry experience of Dan and Pete will be a fantastic asset to deliver our existing portfolio of projects and allow us to continue to grow in new areas. Faye’s recruitment is due to the continued growth of our semi-permanent department and will allow this side of the business to continue to deliver efficiently and successfully. All three strengthen the team and allow Neptunus to continue to service our loyal client base in 2023 and beyond.”