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Royal London Group appoint Conference Care

Royal London Group has appointed Conference Care as its preferred supplier for venue finding services. The contract includes all Royal London Group businesses and has been awarded for an initial period of three years, which will launch 1 September 2020.

Royal London went to market issuing a detailed RFP to source a preferred supplier for venue finding services prior to lockdown. Following a selection process, Conference Care was taken to the final stage of presentations which were hosted virtually.

The Royal London presentation panellists included Clair Dennis, communications channels manager, Lynda Horsburgh and Jenni Fulton, events manager, Adele Gray and Hazel Ritchie, interim events manager, Nicola Reynolds, marketing co-ordinator and Ben Miller, strategic procurement manager.

Miller said: “We are delighted to announce that Conference Care have been appointed as our partner for Venue Finding Services following an RFP process. The team from Conference Care were extremely professional during a difficult time for the industry and demonstrated a very strong offering that aligns to Royal London’s purpose and strategy."

He continued: “By partnering with Conference Care, we are well positioned to respond to the changes that are taking place within the industry and we are already benefiting from their expertise as we move through the implementation process for this contract.”

Horsburgh and Fulton, Royal London, added: “In these challenging times, it gives us great confidence to know we are working with an business who aligns themselves with our values to support both large company-wide events and smaller local events.”

Pauline Beattie, sales director, Scotland, Conference Care, concluded: “This is our first virtual implementation of a contract win and has been a great opportunity to think differently. With a strong understanding of the financial services sector, Conference Care is well positioned to align with Royal London’s expectations of a consultative and expert venue finding service, combined with a structured approach to venue contracting and invoicing.”