Ex-Capita Travel and Events agency MICE managers Jim Quintrell and Paul Hussey have launched a new agency practice: the Conference Doctor.
The experienced industry stalwarts claim Conference Doctor is a new type of practice. “We plan to work across the board from event organisers and the procurement community through to venues and agencies,” they say.
Quintrell told CN the pair left their management roles at Capita Travel Events on 25 April 2014. “We had both seen a gap in the market for real specialist meeting and event consultancy that could work as well for agencies and venues as it could for corporate and government bodies. Having worked together for four years we recognised that our strengths and experience complemented each other and would form a great partnership.”
Quintrell added that the team is already talking to its first client and will offer services, including producing practical ROI on events and working through the RFP process, as well as “plugging the much criticised perceived gap between procurement and events, where our specialised knowledge will achieve better results and less headache to all parties”.
Hussey had previously been Strategic Business Development Manager for Meetings and Events at Capita Travel and Events while Quintrell had been Head of Account Management and Head of MICE Product, also at Capita. Both had previously also worked at BSI, now part of the Capita group.
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