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Venue finding average booking lead time drops by 82% for Venues and Events International

Venues and Events International has recently reported growth in its events division due to increased visibility and forecasting for future live events.

The same can now be said for the venue finding team as the average lead time for bookings has decreased from 484 days in January 2021 to 84 days in September 2021.

This 82% decrease in average lead time demonstrates the strong confidence from clients in return of meetings and events. As a result, Venues and Events International welcomes Rebecca Thorne and Natalie Tingey to the venue finding team to support the increase in business volume.

Thorne joins the team with a degree in event management and recent experience working for Greene King. She said: "After graduating in 2020, I am looking forward to putting my degree into practice and working with a team that has a wealth of experience in the industry. I already feel so settled in and can’t wait to work with and get to know the team more. It seems the perfect first job in the industry and I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity.”

Tingey has been working for Venues and Events International as part of a wider 18-month project and has since joined the team in a permanent role. “I am delighted to have secured a permanent position here at Venues and Events International within the venue find team. My passion for the industry mirrors the company values. I am excited about this career journey and to be part of an award-winning company.”

Furthermore, Lottie Davis will join the team following five years with Agiito (formerly Capita Travel and Events). She said: “The team at Venues and Events International deliver some amazing events, and I am thrilled to be a part of that magic. Having come from a large agency, working with multiple clients, I feel I will be able to bring fresh ideas and creative concepts for new events.”

Anita Lowe, CEO at Venues and Events International, said: “After such a challenging time for us all, it feels so good to be once again growing our teams to ensure we deliver the best in service for our clients. Our industry lost so much talent due to the pandemic, and now we’re in a much stronger position to bring it back and to also welcome those wanting to start out in the industry. It is certainly an exciting time for us and already looking at further recruitment opportunities for our venue find, events and even our finance team as the business levels return to pre-pandemic times.”