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Brunel’s SS Great Britain appoints new commercial director

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 08 January 2019 16:02

Brunel’s SS Great Britain appoints new commercial director

Brunel’s SS Great Britain has recruited a new commercial director.

Phil Smith has been selected to help drive ambitious growth plans for the Bristol-based charitable trust.

Phil has joined the trust from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum where he was the deputy chief executive and chief operating officer, having held previous senior roles at National Museum Wales and Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand.

In his new role Phil will be focusing on the Being Brunel museum, developing opportunities around the newly revived Albion Dry Dock and building on the "quality and profitability" of the visitor experience.

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He said: “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the organisation’s growth plans by building on the continued success of Being Brunel while also fully embracing the opportunities presented by the Albion Dry Dock development.”

Brunel’s SS Great Britain has won over 30 major awards and was presented with the ‘Best Tourism Project’ by the British Guild of Travel Writers in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Being Brunel museum has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2019.

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