The Corporate Team returns to GRATIS fold

London-based agency The Corporate Team are back with venue-finder, adopting the latest version of its GRATIS, cloud based venue finding tool.

GRATIS allows the agency to combine its client relationship, proposal generation and confirmation processes into one system, while linking to the venue and supplier database.

The team said the new GRATIS was immediately put to the test with the first enquiry being sent to seven venues simultaneously. The first reply was received in 11 minutes, while the longest venue response took only one hour 21 minutes to arrive.

Michael Begley, MD at (pictured), said: “We are delighted to be working with The Corporate Team again and in the two years since we last worked together, the whole landscape in terms of Request for Proposals (RFP) in the MICE market has moved on tremendously. We have worked closely with our venues and the GRATIS agents to improve the work workflow and efficiency of our systems, which has resulted in 46% of venues replying within 30 mins and 81% within two hours”.

Erwin Bustos, business development director at The Corporate Team, which is part of the Polyglobe group, said: “It was great to see the new version of GRATIS and the speed at which the venues respond to our meeting requests…I am confident this will give our business the edge in terms of MICE systems to exceed our client’s expectations”. products include API enquiry interfaces and venue data feeds, white label, bespoke and iframe versions of their venue data. They recently launched a diary management software solution for venues and a live availability booking tool. The company claims 46,000 listed venues, including 18,000 in the UK.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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