Gemma Toogood - Head of Commercial Sales & Marketing
I joined Donington Park in November 2010, having spent 3 years at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club heading up the Marketing Department.
At Donington Park, I’m responsible for creating and developing the business strategies for several areas such as Corporate Hospitality, Sponsorship, Advertising, Conference & Events Venue Hire and General Admission for Events, along with producing the marketing strategies which give us the tools and support to sell our products.
I have a fantastic team of 7, to help implement those strategies and action plans in accordance with the Park’s objectives and targets. I’m lucky to work with such a wonderful team and absolutely couldn’t do it without them!
As a lover of most sports – Rugby and Motorsports being my top two – my chosen industry of choice as a marketer is the sports industry, simply because I’m passionate about it and can put my heart and soul in to it. I’m incredibly lucky to have worked at a world class rugby club and gained the experience that I did at Tigers, but I felt even more privileged when this opportunity came along and have thoroughly enjoyed my first season at Donington Park and look forward to many more.
Away from work, I have a pretty full diary most weeks spending time with my much loved family and friends and also enjoy spending time pottering at home and in the garden. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the week and so do a bit of running, but equally enjoy no calorie counting at the weekends! I’m an avid fan of Leicester Tigers so love to go to the ground to enjoy the games when I can.
My favourite sandwich filling is a toasted Tuna and Cheese!
Kirk Rothwell - Marketing & Communications Executive
My Donington Park career started in March 2011, when I became the new Marketing & Communications Executive. I look after the marketing plan for our major events and the other circuit activities as well as taking care of the media accreditation process and the media representatives.
I am also responsible for keeping the Donington Park website up to date and post regular comments on our Facebook and Twitter accounts along with race reports/results over the event weekends. On the event days, you’ll most likely find me in the Media Suite next to Race Control or organising the podium ceremony for the races.
I have always had a keen interest in motor racing and follow most of the 4 wheel championships, so I was extremely pleased to land my ‘dream job’ at this legendary circuit. I was lucky enough to work for the Motorsport Industry Association during my university placement year back in 2004 and have been itching to get back into the exciting world of motorsport ever since.
Out of work, I like to play golf and go mountain biking and having played other sports when I was younger, I am now happy to watch football, cricket and rugby matches from the comfort of my living room sofa!
My favourite sandwich filling is chicken & bacon mayo.
Tel: 01332 819512
Jenna Parker - Marketing Co-ordinator
I first joined Donington Park back in October 2010 but I didn't really have much knowledge of the motorsport industry at the time. This didn’t take long to change and before I knew it I was watching 2 and 4 wheel racing action, not only at work but in the comfort of my own home!
My role here within Donington Park is Marketing Co-ordinator and I work closely with the Marketing & Communications Executive with all our marketing activities from racing events to corporate venue bookings.
On a race weekend you will find me looking after all of our hospitality clients and race teams onsite.
My favourite sandwich filling is Ham and Cheese.
Tel: 01332 819515