Livebookings to double its investments in the German speaking market during the next 12 months

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Frank Hensgens has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President Central Europe at Livebookings, the largest real-time reservations and online marketing services provider in Europe.

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Livebookings, the largest real-time reservations and online marketing services provider in Europe has appointed Frank Hensgens to Vice President Central Europe. In the newly created role he will be responsible for continuing the expansion of Livebookings across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern-Europe and reinforcing its position in real-time reservations and online marketing services. Most recently the 44 year old was heading up StepStone Germany where he was responsible for establishing Stepstone as one of the leading recruitment websites.

At Livebookings he will be in charge of developing new markets and partnerships, especially in the German speaking countries. In the newly created position as Vice President Central Europe, he will report to Colin Tenwick, CEO of Livebookings.

“During the next twelve months we will be doubling our investments in our German speaking market. With Frank Hensgens we will be positioning ourselves more effectively towards the German speaking customers and their individual needs in order to continue our strong growth strategy”, says Colin Tenwick, CEO of Livebookings. “Having worked together at Stepstone for many years, I am positive that Frank is the right person to deliver on our plans and focus on the German market in 2012.”

Frank Hensgens, Vice President Central Europe, Livebookings said, “Today many restaurants are being booked online or via a mobile device. I am convinced that this will be common for everyone in a few years from now. Our aim is that Livebookings and our consumer brand Bookatable will continue to be the leader in the online restaurant reservations and marketing sector.”

Since 2001, when the company was founded, Livebookings has significantly influenced the market for electronic reservation books and restaurant marketing services. In December 2011 Livebookings generated 1.2 million covers for their customers. They are forecast to generate more than 18 million covers in 2012. In the last two years Livebookings received investment worth of US$ 22 million from Balderton Capital and Wellington Partners.

About Livebookings

Livebookings makes restaurants and diners click. We operate the world’s only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to over 9,000 restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Holdings,Tantris, East, Grill and Aquavit. Our reservations tools enable restaurants to provide their diners with a free, easy-to-use online bookings service, to manage those reservations efficiently and to collect valuable customer data. Our marketing services ensure restaurants can run promotions and deals and execute online marketing campaigns to attract and retain their customers.

Our consumer restaurant reservations website, Bookatable.com, is Europe's fastest growing online restaurant booking website, operating in 9 different languages and across 19 countries. It supports our unparalleled network of 300 distribution partners, including lastminute.com, Salir.com, and Eniro.se, to ensure we can spread news of deals far and wide and help our restaurant customers attract new business.

Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the USA and customers in 23 countries, Livebookings is the largest online reservations provider in Europe, focused on making restaurants more profitable and dining out more pleasurable.

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