Paul Banham, formerly a business development director at global events and engagement solutions company Grass Roots, has joined Wildgoose Events as its new head of business development.
Banham spent six years at Grass Roots and had previously been with BI Worldwide and Crown Business Communications.
He said: “Grass Roots in the best company I’ve worked for and I was enjoying my time with them but when the opportunity came up to move to a small, ambitious and entrepreneurial company with enormous potential, I couldn’t resist the challenge. I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and skills to make a significant difference at Wildgoose and help them to achieve their ambitious growth targets.
“I was introduced to Jonny Edser [Wildgoose MD – Ed] through a former colleague who had met him at an awards event. Jonny was on the lookout for someone for this role, we met up and we just clicked. I was impressed by Wildgoose’s innovation, ambition and creativity and I feel like I’ve joined at the beginning of something, as if the company is about to hit a massive growth period and it is exciting to be part of it.”
“After meeting Paul several times, we could both see that his skills would be well used at Wildgoose. Paul brings with him 15 years of industry experience and a wealth of knowledge which at this stage in our development, will be invaluable for Wildgoose,” Edser added.
“He’ll be responsible for developing and leading on our business development strategy to bring in more corporate clients, agencies and venues as we continue to seek new opportunities in that area.”
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