Wowbean director Paul Evans returns agency-side with role at AYMTM

Wowbean director Paul Evans will end his role representing DMCs Incent India and Green Route Africa at the end of June.

Paul Evans moves back to agency role
Paul Evans moves back to agency role

Evans is set to join AYMTM as its director of events in August after almost two years running Wowbean. AYMTM has also appointed Mike Parrott as director of motivation and communication.

Restructure

Evans set up the representation agency in September 2009 after leaving his role as head of marketing at Lynton Cooper as the agency underwent a restructure and rebrand in March 2009.

Lynton Cooper was integrated with sister agency Eclipse Conference Management and rebranded as W&O Events from 31 March 2009.

At odds

Evans said: "My decision to change is a little at odds with the success achieved with Wowbean and the superb relationships I've enjoyed with Incent India and the Dragonfly Africa Group.

"However, in simple terms, I have missed working as part of a team, elements of corporate life and being more central to the events industry."

Unexpected opportunity

He added he will be moving to an events agency to be announced shortly after an "opportunity unexpectedly approached".

Incent India and Green Route Africa – part of the Dragonfly Africa Group – have been represented by Evans since he launched Wowbean in September 2009.

Pro-active approach

Dragonfly Africa executive chairman Rupert Jeffries said: "All of us at the Dragonfly Africa Group are very sad to say farewell to Paul. We believe that the pro-active approach that Paul applied has benefited us in growing business from this market to Southern and East Africa."

All UK enquiries will be handled by UK representative David Dodgeon.

Meanwhile, Incent India managing director P N Nageshwaran added: "While we are sad to see Paul leave, Team Incent wishes him every success with his new career plans and looks forward to exciting times ahead."

Mike Parrott

Mike Parrott also joins AYMTM as director of communication and motivation.

Previous roles include head of business development at Brainstorm and group account director at Grass Roots Group.

AYMTM managing director Natalie Gunson said: "We have had significant growth and client wins in the last year that has resulted in these appointments. We are very excited to welcome both Mike and Paul to the board of AYMTM. Our people are our business so it’s imperative that we continually grow and develop AYMTM’s business in order to attract such high calibre individuals."

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