Mid-year financial results for EEF Venues show 8% year-on-year growth across the group’s three venues; Broadway House in Westminster, Engineers’ House in Bristol and Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa.
Forward bookings are also strong, currently running 9% ahead of the corresponding period for last year.
David Vaughton, managing director of EEF Venues, said: “Despite the backdrop of what remains a challenging and competitive market, our three venues continue to perform well. A focused, relationship-driven sales approach, good repeat business, improved achieved rates and further penetration of weekend-related markets have all contributed to our performance to date.”
The three AIM Gold and BDRC Gold venues attract over 100,000 delegates each year, with clients ranging from commercial and training organisations to the manufacturing sector, healthcare, associations and government agencies.
“We are seeing a strong first quarter developing for 2018 already,” added Vaughton.
“Bookers are drawn to EEF Venues because of our reputation, and they return because of our engaged and effective teams. Customer service excellence drives our business and it is heartening to know that this continues to have a direct impact on our financial performance.”