Conference Cambridge graduates to record year

Cambridge boosted its conference and events enquiries by 20 per cent last year, according to new figures released by Conference Cambridge. The bureau’s figures for 2014 represent the best year of business in its 16-year history.
The free venue-finding service for Cambridge University and its colleges, as well as hotels and other unique properties in the city, reported 3,302 enquiries were taken, worth £25m, in 2014, compared to 2,744 in 2013. From last year’s enquiries, 1,040 bookings were confirmed, worth £4.8m, versus 931 bookings worth £4.4m in 2013.
The client sector breakdown of the enquiries for 2014 was: 62 per cent from academics and corporates, eight per cent from individuals, seven per cent from associations and three per cent from charities.
Managing director of Conference Cambridge, Kelly Vickers, said: “2014 was definitely our busiest year to date and we are delighted with these latest figures which break all records for us. This underlines Cambridge’s appeal as a location for events of all types, including larger scale gatherings which can benefit from using multiple venues.
With 50 venues in its portfolio, Conference Cambridge provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for organisers to enquire over availability for free.
Caption: The Conference Cambridge team, L-R: Anita Macdonald, Jo Olivey, Laura Worsley, Judith Sloane and Kelly Vickers.
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