MeetingsInn was created to meet the commercial needs of the meetings & pub industry. There is demand in the meetings industry for smaller venues with character and we - MeetingsInn - are able to connect this demand with the great meeting space offered by pubs which are available during the week.
We provide a booking platform for meeting organisers to find spaces in pubs which are ideal for the meetings market. There are approximately 45,000 pubs & inns in the UK. Through our research we believe 10% of those pubs meet the required standards to be listed on the MeetingsInn platform.
MeetingsInn plans to launch to the meetings and events market in Q4 2018, the site has been live for the past 6 months primarily to promote MeetingsInn to independent, boutique & major pub groups.
The funding is required to invest in marketing MeetingsInn to the booking community, acquisition of new pubs, development of the booking platform including a group accommodation tool and resources to support the launch of MeetingsInn.
MeetingsInn business model is based on a freemium listing on the platform for pubs & inns that pass our quality standards with a 10% commission taken at the time the booking is confirmed. Additional revenue streams include group accommodation, premium listings, advertising, & ancillary services.
We have commitment from several major pub groups to list their properties on the site that include Fullers, Greene King, JW Lees, Oakman Inns, Youngs, Adnams, Shepherd Neame, Provenance Inns, Thwaites and Brakspear. This is complemented by independent pubs who have invested in their facilities to be able to deliver great meetings with a personalised service.