McLaughlin, who was recently promoted to Grass Roots' events division, will be helping to oversee the division's restructure to ensure it is operating seamlessly as one legal entity by early 2014.
Talking exclusively to C&IT, McLaughlin said: "There are no more redundancies planned at Grass Roots. I think the job cuts in event management went too far. We are understaffed in some areas and we will be adding staff into key positions in year one. We aim to grow the business in terms of numbers and profit."