Multi-specialist travel, accommodation and events firm Capita Travel and Events has appointed Paul Stoddart (pictured) to the new board position of director of meetings and events.
In the newly created role, Stoddart will be responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of Capita Travel and Events’ venue finding and events business.
He brings 20 years of experience in the meetings and events agency market, and has worked in customer development, new business and delivering large and experiential events, particularly within the automotive, finance, IT and healthcare sectors.
Paul Boyle, chief executive officer, Capita Travel and Events, said: “As our meetings and events business continues to grow, we have created a board position that reflects the importance of its continued success to our customers and our business. As a people focussed professional with vast experience, Paul is ideally placed to help deliver our vision in meetings and events and position us as a leader this sector.”
Speaking about why he joined Capita Travel and Events, Stoddart said: “I can clearly see Capita Travel and Events’ energy and focus on bridging the gap between customers’ creative teams and procurement to deliver impactful meetings and events with effective budgetary control and supply chain management.
“We have the people talent to bring agility and creativity to experiential events and the knowledge and technology to reduce resources and costs involved in booking company owned office space and small meetings venues. By optimising these, customers truly get the best of both worlds and I intend to unlock Capita Travel and Events’ true potential in meetings and events.”
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