Barry Richards bids fond farewell to Grass Roots Meetings & Events

After more than a decade committed to the success of Grass Roots Meetings & Events, Barry Richards has announced he will be leaving the business to take up a new challenge.

Barry began his relationship with Grass Roots in the UK, and has been in New York since 2010, where he oversaw the start-up of their US M&E division.

“Starting the business from scratch has been an incredible experience” says Barry. “I’m grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time, energy and passion to create and grow the New York office. Grass Roots has exciting plans for the US business and the journey will continue for this fantastic team!”

David Taylor, Divisional Director for Grass Roots Meetings & Events globally says “We wish Barry success with his new venture. I am disappointed that he will not be part of our exciting transformation project ,as we drive forward our international M&E offer, but I would like to thank him for his contribution. He is leaving the US business in a great position thanks to the strong and talented management team he has built here.”

Barry will be leaving Grass Roots on Friday April 8. David Taylor will be supporting the New York team while a successor for Barry is found.