Grass Roots Meetings & Events has announced the appointment of David Taylor as the new managing director, following the departure of Des Mclaughlin last year.

Having worked in the meetings and events sector for more than 20 years, Taylor previously held the position of sales director for Grass Roots Meetings & Events UK and more recently a global business development role integrating the firm’s services across the WPP network.

“I am thrilled to be accepting the role of managing director at such an exciting time for Grass Roots,” said Taylor. “With our rich meetings and events heritage and the strong foundations that have been achieved over the past two years,  we are looking forward to further sustained  growth and continuing to strengthen Grass Roots as one of the world’s leading meetings and events agencies.”

Richard Bandell CEO Grass Roots Group said: “We have an amazing international client base and we intend to continue to develop our ability to add value in every aspect of their meetings and events requirements. David will provide the leadership to enable us to fulfil our well-established strategy for a global, integrated meetings and events business.”