London, England- 28 October, 2014 / meetingrooms.com, the global marketplace to book professional meeting rooms, on-demand, is pleased to announce that Clare de Brett has joined the startup company’s UK offices as Business Development Manager. In this role Clare will grow the company’s venue partner network and increase corporate bookings through strategic agent partnerships.
Clare brings a wealth of industry knowledge and contacts to the meetingrooms.com team, having served clients the last 8 years in the meetings and events sector. Her experience includes sales and business development roles with 5-star hotel brands as well as non-residential meeting room venues. Clare has managed an impressive range of clients including a portfolio of top FTSE 100 companies and smaller SMEs, as well as key meeting and events agents in the United Kingdom and globally.
“We were looking for an exceptional leader with specific industry experience and insight to help meetingrooms.com expand its product offering to include hotels and conference venues, and someone that would complement our team culture” said Caleb Parker, meetingrooms.com CEO, “Clare has an impressive background that ticks all the boxes, but we were most impressed with her intangible skillset. I am excited for her to be part of the team, and I look forward to our partners and customers meeting her.
meetingrooms.com launched in March of this year in private beta with venue partners in 30 countries. Now in public beta, meetingrooms.com has processed bookings in 18 markets across the UK, Ireland and North America. The company will officially launch to end users in a series of global markets in the coming months.
“I’m very excited to join the team,” said Clare de Brett, “The meetings industry needs innovation in technology and sales to meet the changing demand for meeting space, and meetingrooms.com has a clear vision that I look forward to executing.”
meetingrooms.com is a global marketplace that allows customers to benefit from a global “one-stop-shop” and provides meeting room venues with an additional “pay on performance only” sales channel, to increase meeting room occupancy and revenue. The platform works by matching venue partner vacant meeting rooms with customer needs in real-time. As meeting rooms often sit empty, venue partners benefit by exposing their inventory to a wider customer base than they could on their own through the meetingrooms.com global platform. meetingrooms.com is powered by Search Office Space, which provides support by way of its infrastructure and a 20 year history of relationships with meeting room venues and customers alike. Both companies were founded by British entrepreneur, Richard Smith, who serves as President ofmeetingrooms.com and CEO of Search Office Space.
Bookable spaces consist of a variety of professionally appointed board rooms, conference rooms, interview and collaboration spaces, training and seminar rooms across a variety of venue categories such as: Executive Suites, Serviced Offices and Hotels.
Caleb Parker, CEO
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