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Please see to follow a selection of testimonials from some of our clients and industry partners:


BP1Having known Craig for some time – he and Black Pearl deliver consistent innovation and tireless energy to the industry. We have / and will continue to not hesitate to put forward Black Pearl clients.

Global Procurement Manager – BP International



Having worked with and known Craig and Black Pearl for many years, it is good to know that we can rely on his support for our business, and for our client initiatives. He is extremely knowledgeable and a trustworthy person to do business with. I don’t hesitate in recommending him.

Managing Director, First Protocol


MP_HotelsWe have worked with Black Pearl Solutions in numerous regions since 2009 when we appointed them as our GSA in Europe and North America. They have been a pleasure to work with and have provided our hotels with excellent support in developing and generating business from Europe and North America. They are well organized, dependable and always bring a positive attitude to their work. I can confidently recommend Craig and the Black Pearl Solutions team as a solid and reliable sales and marketing company and would be happy to provide references to anybody requiring them.

                              Group Director of Sales, Marco Polo Hotels


I’ve known Craig through the last ten plus years and his knowledge and skills have always impressed me. In fact the best recommendation I can give is that I really wanted to employ him – but he got away! He builds strong working relationships and trusted partnerships! He’s also a good bloke!

Founder & Managing Director of Why Not – Strategic Consultancy Business


GoogleCraig is the type of person you want to work with. Craig has an enormous depth of knowledge in the hotel industry, he’s extremely versed and well recognised as having excellent inter-personal relationship skills with a calm, friendly and approachable personality. Craig is always looking to optimise client experience, do that little bit more, go that little bit beyond to exceed the expectations of his clients. I highly recommend Craig to any future prospects and business partners as someone that you can count on to deliver

Marketing Director, Google


Having attended multiple International events alongside Craig and the team at Black Pearl, such as EIBTM, IMEX, ILTM, ATM etc. as well as numerous domestic events, I have always been very impressed by the wide ranging contacts and valued relationships that Craig maintains across many markets including the all important MICE and Corporate. In London he is acknowledged as one of the key industry figures having been instrumental in launching new properties with much acclaim and commercial success. He is an individual with a wide range of expertise of experience and is viewed as an honest guy with good values, integrity and respect. I would recommend Craig and the team at Black Pearl highly.

Regional Director of Sales, Groups – APAC at Hilton Worldwide


ZBCraig’s relationship management is outstanding; whilst being a credible and authentic industry professional, he’s the sort of bloke you’d like to have a few beers with too.

Director of Healthcare Strategy, Zibrant


Craig and Black Pearl are professionals in the Meetings and Events sector; hence our connection. 
In a world overpopulated by enthusiastic amateurs who lack basic business skills Craig and Black Pearl as a whole are one of the good guys; someone you can depend upon to provide a quality service and real knowledge based on experience. 
Craig himself is an accomplished businessman with great skill in relationship building and networking. Hence he has credibility; creates engagement; secures meetings at senior level; and is trusted.
His energy and commitment delivers results – for both his clients [i.e. those who entrust him to represent their brand / product] and his customers [those who buy those services]

Managing Director, Meetings Guru


WuCraig liaises between Wendy Wu Tours and their clients for whom he represents in Europe. All our dealings with Craig and the team have been excellent and they have always provided a first class service. Craig’s ability to deliver speedy responses to requests have been exemplary. Craig has also supported us well with training and marketing initiatives.

Managing Director, Wendy Wu Tours


Craig and Black Pearl helped me launch the start-up, Inbound China, last year. Their involvement was fundamentally important in establishing the business and gaining acceptance, particularly within the MICE sector. They have excellent business and strategic attributes and a network second to none, where they are liked and highly respected. Craig’s personality and work ethic make him easy to work with but crucially, he delivers high quality output, on time and influences the team accordingly.

Head of Corporate Partnerships and Travel, RHS


T2Black Pearl under Craig’s leadership do a great job at representing their customers and their knowledge and contacts in the travel sector ensures maximum exposure and growth for any potential new partners.

Managing Director, Travel 2



Having known Craig and Black Pearl for a number of years now, I can without hesitation highly recommend him, the business and their industry knowledge to ensure your company representation or projects are handled with the utmost professionalism. Over the years, they have proven themselves to be reliable, efficient and a dedicated asset to the industry.

Director of Sales & Marketing, Sofitel


RTCraig and Black Pearl have a reliable and trustworthy attitude with an extensive network within the hospitality space which he have been able to leverage in assisting my business development. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig and Black Pearl.

                                 CEO, E-RevMax


I first met Craig when worked together with Park Plaza Hotels early 2006. When In 2009 when I was looking for a Company to represent the Cheval Group in the USA I had no hesitation in contracting Craig’s company Black Pearl.

Management Consultant at Luxury Stay Group


EVI have known Craig and Black Pearl for a number of years, and it is always a pleasure working with him as I am confident that he will deliver results above and beyond what has been requested and always ahead of the time frame that has been set. He is one of those individuals that you know you are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with as he will always exceed already high expectations!

                                          Owner, Eventis


I’ve worked with Craig and Black Pearl for a number of years and have found them to be a consummate events professionals. They provide an innovative and creative support service with care and attention to detail. 

It is always a pleasure to work with Craig and the team.

Managing Director, The Conference People


THMCI have known Craig for some years, originally as hotelier (him) and agent (me). Now we are about to embark on a partnership plan with some other folks, all providing hotels and other travel industry companies with strategic and practical help in building their businesses. I am delighted to have someone of Craig’s integrity and professionalism on board in this project.

                                           Managing Director, The Hotel Marketing Company (THMC)


Craig and the team at Black Pearl are a very dedicated and creative set of events professional.

Owner, Trinity Conferences


I have known Craig as a client, colleague and friend for approximately 10 years. During this time he has proven himself to be reliable, efficient and dedicated. 
Craig has an ability to see the long term potential of a project and has the ability and industry knowledge to ensure that such projects form an integral part of a company’s sales and marketing plans.
I have no hesitation in recommending Craig and the team at Black Pearl.

International Sales, Intuition

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