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Grass Roots Meetings & Events recognised as a fast-growing company in America

Inc. magazine, the monthly US business publication, has ranked Grass Roots Meetings & Events Inc, the New York based arm of the global Grass Roots Group, at number 994 in its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents the most comprehensive view of the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names, have gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

‘We are very excited to be included into this illustrious listing and with a high ranking in our first year.  The fact we made it into the ‘Top 10 Travel & Hospitality’ companies in the whole of the USA, is testament to the progress our business has made and the trust our clients have instilled into our people. We have ambitious plans to expand our services to clients in other locations with the country and hope this will continue to bring further success. The team is now fired up to improve our rank in 2015.’ says Grass Roots President, Barry Richards.

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved impressive three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating over half a million jobs in the past three years.

In a time of uncertainty for other meetings and events agencies, Grass Roots is thrilled with progress and industry recognition. The Grass Roots New York office is located in midtown Manhattan, and since opening has developed a reputation within the industry as a trusted and professional partner in the Meetings & Events space. The experienced team delivers venue sourcing, full event planning, event technology solutions, housing management and consultancy on Strategic Meeting Management Programs.

The UK based Grass Roots Meetings & Events operation is also seeing rapid growth and collaboration between the US and UK, in particular, has reinforced the company’s global capacity and ability to create great value for clients in multiple locations.

Hannah Wilkinson, Client Services Director for Grass Roots, is delighted to see recent successes, ‘Our offering in the UK, Europe, APAC and the US is joined-up and our talented teams are working collaboratively to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients. Recognition in the Inc. 500|5000 has highlighted our strength and we’re delighted to see significant growth in existing and new accounts.’

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