Conference Care and strike agreement

As part of the continued growth and expansion of Conference Care in the UK, owners Chris Peacock and Andrew Deakin have signed an exclusive agreement with for their end-to-end venue sourcing software, GRATIS.

Chris Peacock said: “With Strategic Meetings Management Programmes now so key to our clients and the wider UK business market, it was vital for us to have the best software system in place to meet our client’s needs, both for now and the future. We have known the team at for many years and watched how they have developed a system that is an excellent solution for both our clients’ needs and those of our business”.

Andrew Deakin added: “As a specialist in the MICE industry content is key to us, work with all the major meeting and events venues in the UK and the key ones globally. They have excellent relationships with the industry and the feedback we have had from our supplier network has always been very positive”

Michael Begley, managing director at, was buoyed by the news, saying: “This is a significant client win for our business, and is a reflection of the considerable investment we have made into our venue sourcing and management software over the last 5 years. I am delighted to be working with Chris and Andrew, we have some exciting plans to develop the client side of the application to keep them at the cutting edge of technology in the meetings and events industry”

Formed in 1995, Conference Care employs over 50 event specialists, placing more than £25m of event spend annually. They provide venue-sourcing services on a contracted basis to a range of clients in the financial, FMCG and media sectors. was launched in 1993 as the first electronic repository for meeting venue data distributing venue data via floppy disk, then CD and now via the internet.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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