Head of events leaves Grass Roots

Grass Roots head of events Neil Pace has left the company, along with business development manager PJ Mitchell. The pair have left to set up an events division at production company The Dobson White Partnership (DWP). The new venture is already up and running, with Mitchell as business development director. Pace will join as head of events in March after six months ‘gardening leave’. “DWP is a young, dynamic company with some huge clients – including Playstation and Nokia – and a real hunger for business,” said Mitchell. “The directors want it to be a full service event management agency and this is an excellent opportunity for me to further my career by being part of its development.” Grass Roots former director of operations Mark Taylor has replaced Pace as head of events. Grass Roots head of marketing communications Nick Wake said that while sorry to see both leave, Grass Roots “acknowledged that people do move on.” “People do look for new challenges,” said Wake. “We’re lucky to have someone of Mark’s huge experience able to step straight into Neil’s shoes – and this is obviously a great opportunity for Mark too.” Pace was unable to comment due to contractual obligations.

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