Marketing Manager swaps palace for plaice

Bristol Aquarium has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Manager as part of its ongoing development plans.

Postgraduate Sarah Moore has more than 10 year’s experience working within both the third sector and leisure and tourism industries.

Her most recent role was as marketing manager at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset.

She has also worked at a number of charities, Bath University and Bristol Museum.

“After three years working in the beautiful setting of Somerset I am thrilled to be coming back to work in the heart of Bristol,” said Sarah.

“The Aquarium is located in such a buzzing and vibrant part of the City, we’re surrounded by events, festivals, water and I can’t wait to share this exciting, undersea world with thousands of people.

“I’m really enjoying getting to know the enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and going behind-the-scenes in quarantine, and behind the display tanks at the aquarium to realise just how much work goes in to running such an interesting visitor attraction on a day-day basis.

“I’m also very keen to delve deeper in to the work the aquarium does to support conservation and breeding programmes,” she added.

The Harbourside aquarium, which opened in 2009, has become established as one of the city’s most popular visitor attractions.

Built over two floors, the aquarium is home to more than 50 displays showcasing marine and freshwater habitats from around the world.

Highlights include a life-size recreation of a sunken ship – home to jellyfish, native sharks, rays and  huge shoaling cod, a Bristol harbour scene – complete with stunning murals, a ‘walk-in’ seahorse display and a wooden footbridge, over the open-top giant coral seas display; patrolled by tropical sharks and stingrays.

Bristol Aquarium Park Director David Waines said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Sarah to the team.

“Her experience and enthusiasm are exactly what we need to continue to develop and improve the aquarium and is part of our ongoing investment and growth programme,” he added.

The aquarium has recently completed work on a major refurbishment programme for its restaurant and café which has been transformed in to a family-friendly marine-themed area called the ‘C-Shed’.

Issued by Bristol Aquarium. For more information please contact David Waines or Sarah Moore on 0117 929 8929.