Becci Thomson

Becci Thomson
Head of Premium Sales – Co-op Live
Oak View Group International

Becci joined Oak View Group International in April 2021 as Head of Premium Sales for their first international venue project, Co-op Live. OVGI was established to grow the success of OVG’s core business as the largest arena developers in the world. Becci is tasked with driving £12.5M of revenue in Premium Sales for Co-op Live which includes 28 private suites, 9 lounges, 3 clubs – a total of 2,196 premium seats.

Launching in December 2023, Co-op Live will hold 23,500 fans, making it the largest in the UK in every configuration, as well as the most sustainable in Europe. Each year the venue will donate over £1M to the Co-op Foundation as the UK’s first purpose driven arena. Co-op Live is a joint venture between OVG, City Football Group and Harry Styles who has been heavily involved at the development stage, sharing his valuable insights on fan experience. 

Becci has 12 years of experience in the venues industry having worked with a plethora (30+) of diverse venues from historical institutions such as Prince Philip House and Historic Royal Palaces to The O2 arena, where she held the role of Head of Sales for Special and Corporate Events. Here she won and developed key annual events such as The FIFAe World Cup, National Television Awards and Comic Relief.

Passionate about supporting others and the industry, outside her role with Co-op Live Becci is a mentor for the events and venues sector, working as part of Elevate Mentoring, and previously Fast Forward 15, inspiring and enabling aspiring individuals.

In 2017, Becci was honoured by Event Magazine with their 30 Under 30 award as one of the industry’s most influential individuals under the age of 30. She was also recognised in the Event 100 list in the same year.

 


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