Contributing £39.1 billion per annum to the economy, the UK events industry is being celebrated throughout October as a key driver of tourism, investment and trade. The diverse industry, which is predominantly made up of SMEs, is underpinned by 25,000 businesses and employs over half a million people.
As a world leader in the events industry, Britain is home to some of the most creative and innovative events enterprises who organise everything from small scale corporate meetings to national sporting events. Recognising the key role SMEs have in this particular industry, Aldermore identifies five of the most successful event businesses in the UK.
A London based creative events agency, Story Events aims to tell the story of their client’s brand, product or business through a unique event. Despite only being founded in 2013, Story Events has already been recognised for their original flair and creativity, winning Best Live Marketing Event for The London Christmas Party Show at the 2015 Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA).
Over the past two years, the company has grown from five to sixteen employees, who have a combined experience of 90 years in the events industry. With Story Events’ CEO, Sam Gill, racking up 25 years of industry experience alone, the business capitalises on their vast amount of trade specific knowledge.
Trinity Event Solutions
Founded by Jacqui Kavanagh in 2006, Trinity Events Solutions focuses on investing heavily in technology to bring clients the most efficient service possible. The majority of software they use is designed and written internally, allowing Trinity to create tailored events solutions for their clients. In 2010, the Lincolnshire-based company was awarded the Investors in People accreditation and achieved the additional Gold Standard in 2011.
Created 40 years ago by founder and CEO, Julian Posner, Banana Split is a well-established events business that offers spectacular events on an international scale. With an in-house production team and experienced events co-ordinators, London-based Banana Split serve up theatrical parties, fairy-tale weddings and lavish business affairs, promising to deliver on every detail.
Founded in London by Director, Chris Baxter, Rockit is an Event Production and Technical Event Company who provide audio visual equipment hire and installations to the event and party industry. Supplying lighting and sound systems for high-profile events such as the PlayStation 4 launch in Covent Garden, Rockit maintain their success by building strong client relationships and delivering faultless execution at their events.
Well Pleased Events
An events company with 18 years of experience under its belt, this Leeds-based business puts together bespoke events for a wide range of clients. Founded by Sam Welply, Well Pleased Events now has a vast portfolio of opulent weddings and corporate occasions. The business has been accredited with numerous accolades, including UK: Event Award Winner 2013 and Event Production Awards 2012 Winner.
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