Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has claimed a bumper ’million pound month’ for business at the venue.
The ‘million pound May’ comes after weeks of negotiations by HIC’s sales team. The revenues help buttress a trend which has seen 20 exhibitions, conferences and shows sign up to come to the Yorkshire venue in 2014 and 2015.
Among the events which look set to return to Harrogate, or appear for the first time, are the Country Living show, the Association of Chief Police Officers annual conference and the Skipton Building Society conference.
“We got to about half way through May and realised we were bringing in a huge amount of business,” said HIC sales manager Rebecca Turnbull.
“We had a really big push in April so it was great to see it turn into a million pound May.”
Turnbull cited strong relations with organisers as key to the growth in business.
“People are seeing us at high profile events like the Exhibition News Awards and event industry conventions in London, too,” she added.
HIC director Simon Kent lauded the team’s achievements. “What makes this recent batch of contracts so satisfying for me is that we have a great mix of new and returning events as well as public shows and corporate conferences and exhibitions,” he said.
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