David Taylor steps up to MD at Grass Roots Meetings & Events division

David Taylor has been appointed as the new managing director of Grass Roots Meetings & Events. The news follows the departure of ex-MD Des Mclaughlin last month.

Taylor brings a wealth of experience having worked in the Meetings & Events sector for over 20 years. He previously held the position of sales director for Grass Roots Meetings & Events UK and more recently a global business development role integrating the group services across the WPP network.

He previously worked with Mclaughlin at HBI before the agency was acquired by Grass Roots.

Taylor said: “I am thrilled to be accepting the role of MD at such an exciting time for Grass Roots. With our rich meetings and events heritage and the strong foundations that have been achieved over the past two years, we are looking forward to further sustained growth and continuing to strengthen Grass Roots as one of the world’s leading meetings and events agencies.”

Richard Bandell, CEO Grass Roots Group plc, said: “We have an amazing international client base and we intend to continue to develop our ability to add value in every aspect of their meetings and events requirements. David will provide the leadership to enable us to fulfil our well-established strategy for a global, integrated M&E business.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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