Mott MacDonald announces the recruitment of two event specialists

Mott MacDonald has announced the recruitment of two event specialists – Jim Frayling and Edward Selman – to enhance the existing quality and breadth of services offered to Clients in the Sport and Events sector.

Rob Sayce, Director and UK Sport and Events Advisory Lead for Mott MacDonald, said:

Following an 18-month period of steady growth and the delivery of a number of significant advisory commissions in the sport and events sector, it was noticeable from discussions with Clients the benefits we could bring by enhancing our service offering with industry specialists. Jim and I met several years ago and I was immediately impressed with his command of events and operations. 

I am absolutely delighted I have been able to convince Jim to take a leading role in the execution of our ambitious and exciting strategy. I was introduced to Edward through a mutual Mott MacDonald contact. 

Edward’s CV in venue operation in the UK and roles in major events overseas were an outstanding match to our requirements and he will provide consultancy services on our existing and upcoming projects.

Advisory services

Mott MacDonald have been providing client-side advisory services in the sport and events industry for over decade, including roles on Wembley Stadium, Aviva Stadium, London Olympic Stadium, Leeds Arena, Fulham Riverside Stand, RSC Anderlecht, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford FC, Bristol Arena, Cardiff Arena, Swansea Arena and Everton FC Stadium.

Jim Frayling said:

I’m delighted to join Mott Macdonald. It is a phenomenal group of people, who own their own company, with a collaborative culture. Motts has a fantastic track record of delivery and I hope to play my own small part in helping some projects come to life. The breadth of projects I’ve been involved with already is spectacular. We can do something really special in the sport, entertainment, events and venues spaces. We can contribute hugely to our company wide focus on delivering real and tangible social outcomes across cities and precincts.

Edward Selman said:

I’m extremely happy to be joining such a respected business as Mott MacDonald is, and especially one with significant global connections. It’s a great time to come in with our sport business growing from strength to strength. After working with several high-profile sport and entertainment organisations I was inspired by the unique opportunity to help clients capitalise on the stream of emerging opportunities and transform businesses. As a team we are looking to solve business problems at different levels, which excites me.

Mott MacDonald’s Rob Sayce, Jim Frayling and Claire Holdgate were some of the 200+ attendees at the latest ALSD International conference & exhibition hosted by Liverpool FC, with networking events at M&S Bank Arena and Everton’s Goodison Park sponsored by Sodexo.


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