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Event tech scale-up HeadBox announces major staff expansion

Event tech scale-up HeadBox, a digital platform for planning meetings and events, has expanded its team, following client wins, growth during the pandemic and a recent £2m investment.

The company’s key hires include ex-EY EMEIA meetings and events leader Gemma Bassett as client services director. While at EY, Bassett directed several meetings management programmes for over 20 years and also worked with HeadBox as a client.

The hires will be joining the customer, commercial, product, marketing and operations teams as the company focuses on global expansion. Despite challenges faced during the pandemic, the company has doubled in size in three months to 60 people. 

HeadBox said the larger team will help it meet the growing demand of meeting and event professionals using its software products, Lead Feed and HeadBox Business, as well as support for expanding customer base.

Bassett will head up the HeadBox Client Services, Account Management and Event Management teams in the UK.

HeadBox CEO and founder Andrew Needham said Bassett’s role will help its clients implement event management programmes using the company’s HeadBox Business software.

Following the recent wins of four multi-year contracts from FTSE 100 companies in the media, professional services and FMCG sectors, Needham said Bassett’s experience will prove “invaluable” when helping the clients implement similar programmes using its software.

Bassett said: “HeadBox is expertly positioned in the market to transform the meetings and events industry. I’m delighted to work with a passionate, talented team and join a company with innovative solutions for addressing the needs of a rapidly changing sector.”