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VisitBritain awards £200,000 to help kick-start the UK business events industry

Applications have now closed for VisitBritain’s Domestic Support Fund, an initiative that was designed to help kick-start the recovery of the UK business events industry.

Launched in June 2021, the funding initiative has awarded a total of £200,000 to 29 UK events, including College of Mental Health Pharmacy Annual Conference, Association of Cardio-Thoracic Anaesthetists and Critical Care (ACTACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and British Stainless Steel Association Conference.

ProGrade Analytics celebrates first birthday

B2B lead generation agency, ProGrade Analytics, will celebrate its first birthday on 4 November 2021.

The business, which is funded by parent company Fortem International, was started in the pandemic and has moved into the sectors of data capture, CRM management and B2B Marketing campaigns. It has generated USD$1million in revenue in its first 10 months.

GPJ announces investment in European operations and personnel

Event and experience marketing agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) has acquired a minority stake in creative video agency NOMOBO.

The two businesses have been collaborating for five years or projects for clients including: Salesforce, Dodge, Nissan, IBM, Workday and Rodan + Fields.

Leeds Digital Festival ready to return

Leeds Digital Festival will return this year from 20 September to 1 October. The event has been endorsed by the UK Government as an ‘important agenda setting event’.

Government bodies will be at the event for the first time in its six-year history, these include: the DCMS, the G7 and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.