Our venues provide unique and imaginative meeting locations which are easily accessible, offer good value for money and deliver great personal service, yet by-and-large are not maximising their potential to tap into a growing market.
With extensive experience in the meetings and conference business combined with our in-depth knowledge of the UK brewing industry, we are perfectly placed to maximise the additional revenue opportunities available when combining these two industries.
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Mark Saxby MeetingsInn was created to meet the needs of both meetings and pub industry. With growing demand for smaller venues with character and quality facilities at value price, we too recognised the opportunity for pubs and inns to promote their underutilised spaces and benefit from an additional income stream.
Edward Theakston With over 30 years experience in the brewing and pub trade, Edward has been running his own consultancy which specialises in ‘On-Trade ‘ retailing for the last 14 years. Working alongside, amongst others, two of the UK’s largest pub groups he has extensive knowledge and is considered one of the country’s leading experts in pub retailing operations. Having worked for Scottish & Newcastle, Spirit Group, Heineken UK, Ei Group and Cask Marque, Edward has a wide knowledge of UK pubs and the industry. He is also a Director of T&R Theakston Ltd.
Ian Quartermaine A highly experienced and well-travelled meetings and events professional. Ian is currently the CEO of Travika, a global travel, meeting and event sales consultancy. He helped create and develop the International Division of HelmsBriscoe (the largest venue finding, procurement and service company in the world) into 40 countries. He is also CEO of Dezika, a meeting and event focused business services company.
Andrew Winterburn With over 25 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry, Andrew was previously a Board Director at Ashfield Meetings & Events. He is passionate about providing unique solutions for meeting planners and he is extremely knowledgeable about the industry having delivered events throughout the world.