Ruth Hilton has been promoted to head of commercial UK at travel and event management company The Appointment Group (TAG).

Hilton, who used to work for Trafalgar and Insight Vacations as sales and business development director, joined TAG in November 2018 as a consultant heading up Private Travel, TAG’s leisure division.

In her new role, she will also oversee the UK’s supplier relations, fares desk, corporate sales and marketing teams, and manage supplier relationships and new corporate business.

Hilton said: “I am thrilled to take on this role and be part of TAG’s continued growth. The company has so many opportunities ahead and a tremendous talent group of individuals to help us to get there. The future is bright and I’m fortunate to be a part of it.”

Hilton will remain based in Manchester and report to Jodie Edwards-Locke, TAG’s UK managing director.

Edwards-Locke added: “Since joining TAG, it was clear that Ruth’s experience and knowledge were going to be an asset to the team. Ruth has done an outstanding job restructuring Private Travel, and I was confident she was the right person to take on this challenging new role at TAG. She has been a key part of our success, and I’m thrilled to promote her into this important position.”