Leigh Cowlishaw has joined business travel consultancy Black Box Partnerships as managing partner specialising in accommodation and meetings and events.

Cowlishaw, who was previously director of proposition – accommodation and meetings for Capita Travel and Events, joins another former Capita director Raj Sachdave at Black Box.

“I’m delighted to join Black Box, a thriving business with an outstanding reputation, ambition, and a really strong team,” said Cowlishaw.

“We’re a great match because we share the same values; providing customers with insight and knowledge to drive stronger businesses with long term vision.

“The accommodation and MICE industries are facing many challenges and fast-paced change. This means big prospects for its suppliers and agencies, so now is the perfect time to join Black Box and make sure our clients benefit.”

Cowlishaw has been working in the industry for more than 20 years and also spent eight years with Banks Sadler, now part of American Express Global Business Travel.

Sachdave added: “Leigh will play a vital role in shaping our business strategy, across EMEA. She is incredibly well networked, with a strong and influential leadership role in the accommodation, meetings and events arena; we’re super excited about the new opportunities she brings to Black Box and our clients.”


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