Millennium Point, the multi-purpose venue in the heart of Eastside district, has announced the appointment of its existing financial director as chief operating officer (COO).

In her new role, Judith Armstrong will oversee day-to-day operations, manage the commercial direction of the organisation, and raise the profile of Millennium Point through events and activities for people across the city.

Judith will also work closely with the CEO of Millennium Point, Philip Singleton, in order to further strengthen the business and its strategy going forward.

Commenting on her new role, Judith says: “I’m delighted to be appointed as the new COO to help support and grow the business further. In the two years I have worked here, I have seen the venue develop significantly, and I am looking forward to working closely with the team to raise further awareness of Millennium Point, and to make sure that it is recognised as a hub for creativity and an innovative space for events and exhibitions.”

Philip Singleton, CEO of Millennium Point, adds: “Judith has been an asset to the Millennium Point management team since she started two years ago, and we’ve no doubt she will continue to impress in her new role as COO. We have ambitious plans for Millennium Point and Judith’s appointment will strengthen my opportunity to work on future developments and strategy.”

Millennium Point has already had a busy start to the year as it has welcomed Six Eight Kafé, one of the largest independent artisan coffee shops to the venue. In collaboration with the British Science Association, STEMNET and the Association of Science Education, the Millennium Point Young Innovator Prize final has also awarded a student from Birmingham with a three-year sponsored undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.