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(12 June 2023 – LONDON) FESTIVE ROAD, the global consultancy on a mission to #CreateBetter travel & meetings management, welcomes Mark Wilkinson to the role of Client Solutions Lead. Mark joins the company to engage with new and existing customers to spearhead FESTIVE ROAD’s continued growth.

Mark Wilkinson

With 25 years of commercial experience, including the past 9 in a senior role within EasyJet, Mark brings a wealth of experience in building great relationships, delivering innovative solutions and excellent service for clients. A sustainability champion within his last role, Mark is passionate about environmental issues and bringing them to the fore within the corporate travel space. He has also supported UNICEF on projects in Cameroon, which he describes as a profound and life changing experience.

Speaking of the appointment, Paul Tilstone, Managing Partner at FESTIVE ROAD said, “Mark’s appointment is a really important moment for us. Katie Virtue took on the Client Solutions Lead role previously but our growth means we needed to find a full time resource to allow Katie to focus on her leadership role and the development of the supplier consulting practice. We launched our “find the next Katie” campaign on LinkedIn and had some great candidates to consider who were attracted by our mission and purpose in the sector. Mark’s consultative approach and fit with our culture really shone through and we are looking forward to working with him when he joins us in June.”

Of the new Appointment Mark Wilkinson said “I am absolutely delighted to become a roader! It is a great opportunity for me personally and after meeting Paul, Caroline and Katie, I knew FESTIVE ROAD would be the perfect organization for me. 

I’m really looking forward to working with the team to achieve our goals and drive success for FESTIVE ROAD, but more importantly helping our clients to #CreateBetter travel and meetings management. Plus, I cannot wait to see what I will look like in Lego!”

Mark will take up his new post on Monday 26th June.


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