60 seconds with... John Kelly, Ram Org

One year after leaving CI Events to invest in representation company Ram Org, C&IT caught up with John Kelly to discuss new client wins and future plans.

John Kelly, Ram Org
John Kelly, Ram Org

What new clients have you secured?
In the past month, we have won three new significant DMC clients – Conference & Touring Germany, MEET360 from Malta and First Class Travel in Morocco. These join Meet in Flanders, Pines Calyx, Evian Resort and Compagnie du Ponant, who’ve all come on board in the past 12 months. 

How has the first year been?
It seems strange that a year ago, I sat nervously at my new desk and wondered whether I’d made the right decision in leaving the grown-up world and heading out on my own. Well, 12 months down the line we’re in a bigger office, we’re looking at expansion, recruitment and we’re going from strength to strength, so I’m very pleased. It’s been a great, very rewarding year and we’re expanding at a rate that suits us perfectly, building on everything that Judy has put in place.

Future plans?
Carry on enjoying every day of work! 
We’re currently talking to a couple of other hotels across Europe that we know well and we’d love a great hotel in London. After that we’ll be looking at increasing the staff numbers then we’ve got some very exciting expansion plans, but we can’t say too much about that at present, it’s not quite global coverage but we will have added European presence.

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