Conference Contacts recruits ex-Talking Point owner

Agency Conference Contacts has hired Paul Ratcliffe, the former owner of full-service agency Talking Point, as its new head of business development.

Conference Contacts recruits ex-Talking Point owner
Conference Contacts recruits ex-Talking Point owner

Ratcliffe has nearly 30 years experience in the industry across a range of sectors. From 1986 to 2006 he ran Talking Point, now BCD Meetings & Incentives. Since then he has set up Starfish, a consultancy firm for small event companies. He has also travelled through Africa and completed a six-month Yacht Master training.

He has been working as a freelance consultant at Conference Contacts since 2011.

Ratcliffe told Event he had set ambitious growth targets for the company of between 30% and 40% for the next year. He said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to help [Conference Contacts CEO] Denise Ellis and her team through the next stage of the company’s growth."

Conference Contacts was founded in 1986 and is based in Maidenhead. It provides conferences, team building, roadshows, gala dinners and creative production services for events for 20 to 1500 attendees.

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