Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SMG in the News: American boss is thrilled his firm will be running Baths Hall

THE boss of the new £14.4 million Baths Hall in Scunthorpe has given a thumbs-up to the project.

Wes Westley, the president and chief executive officer of SMG, was at the Doncaster Road site during a whistle-stop tour of the north of England.

His company will take control of the 2,000-capacity venue from North Lincolnshire Council in September, ready for the opening in November.

Mr Westley, who is based in Philadelphia, USA, made it clear he was impressed by the work being carried out by the local firm of Clugston Construction.

He said: "The Baths is going to be a great venue and one the people of North Lincolnshire will take pride in.

"We are planning to bring some of the top names in showbiz to Scunthorpe.

"We have already appointed a general manager to be based in Scunthorpe from March and the rest of the staff will be recruited in the summer.

"For the opening week we are planning a top programme of music, dance and comedy to show the versatility of the Baths. "There will be shows for the whole community to enjoy."

More of the article here.