EEF Venues forecasts growth in 2018

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EEF Venues, the group behind Broadway House in Westminster, Engineers’ House in Bristol and Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa, is predicting another robust trading year ahead.

The group’s 2018 advance orders are already 25% ahead of the corresponding point last year and EEF Venues is budgeting 4.5% growth for 2018, with the aspiration to break £7m turnover across the group this year.

David Vaughton, managing director of EEF Venues, said: “Despite all of the uncertainty created by Brexit, the demand is there, and companies are simply getting on with business.

“Enquiries and bookings are up right across our three venues, showing the confidence organisations have and their willingness to invest in their people. The growing emphasis on staff wellbeing and on the human element of business is translating into more investment in face-to-face meetings and opportunities for people to come together for training events and conferencing.”

Over the last twelve months, EEF Venues has strengthened its portfolio of high profile corporate clients. Turnover for 2017 shows 7% growth, manifesting in 39% growth over the past four years, adding £1.9m incremental revenue over that period.

Vaughton attributes some of that success to EEF Venues’ style of engagement. He said: “We take an open and enthusiast approach to entering relationships with prospective clients and then proactively cultivate those relationships. It’s about making it easy and pleasant to do business with us.

“The close collaboration of our teams, from sales right through to operations, ensures we support clients at every step of their journey, from engagement and welcoming all the way through to delivery of their event.

Consistent quality standards have and always will be key to our sustained growth. While each of our three venues has a unique identity, all share a common ethos of customer care excellence and that is what continues to drive this business.”

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Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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