The company has strengthened its event management team, based at the company’s UK headquarters in Old Trafford, with two new appointments. Emma Palmer joins in the role of events manager, bringing four years of experience from working at TEP Events International and her UK events co-ordinator role at Hewlett Packard. Her new job will include the planning, designing and managing of both corporate events and weddings.
Laura Callaghan also joins as TLC’s intern for 12 months from Plymouth University, and works with the team in planning private and corporate events.
Bookings for Christmas events have increased by 20% on this period last year, with the growth being seen mainly in the private events sector. The company also reports that budgets for festive events have increased marginally, but overall remain static from last year.
Liz Taylor, managing director of TLC, said: ‘2015 has been a strong year overall for TLC.’ ‘We’re forecasting good growth in our private events business of around 30% by the end of the financial year and a small increase in the corporate market, but with Christmas event bookings a real highlight by rising strongly once again. Budgets for festive events have risen slightly, mainly in recognition of increased costs rather than a real terms growth though, but I am delighted that more businesses are once again investing in their festive recognition and reward events.‘
‘Our mantra of quality through creativity and consistency is clearly paying dividends as we’ve welcomed a number of new clients on board this year. I am particularly delighted thought that we have also increased the number of customers that use our services time and time again. Repeat customers now accounting for 68% of the bookings so far this year. Happy clients clearly return to you!’
2016-17 is already looking to be strong for TLC, with a large number of corporate events and large weddings already booked, and long range business forecasts predicting growth in both turnover and profits for the financial year.
Liz adds: ‘We’ve taken on two new members of staff who both bring with them a creative flair along with the ability to understand clients and a passion for implementing the best events in the UK and around the world. We’re looking forward to the challenges ahead!’