Mammoth Events reports 82 per cent rise in profits


In it’s second year of trading, Mammoth Events has seen sales increase by 91 per cent to £561,000, with profits rising by 82 per cent to more than £68,000 for the financial year to August 1, 2014. The Manchester-based agency has retained business from clients such as Lyreco, National Union of Teachers, Fragrance Foundation and […]

Science Museum to open communications gallery for corporate events


The Science Museum is enhancing its corporate events offering with a new permanent exhibition, Information Age, launching on October 25. Covering a total area of 2,461 square metres, the new gallery will be the largest exhibition space in the museum and will be available for corporate hire, accommodating a maximum capacity of 492 guests for standing […]

AEO appoints Chris Skeith as chief executive officer


The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has appointed Event Supplier and Services (ESSA) and Association of Event Venues (AEV) director Chris Skeith to the post of chief executive officer. Paul Michael, chairman of the AEO, and CEO of Quartz Business Media, said: “The AEO has been seeking to appoint a new CEO following the resignation […]

Edinburgh residents to get 20 per cent discount on Christmas events


Underbelly and City of Edinburgh Council have revealed details of a programme of festive events that will take over the city from November 21 including a new ice rink in St Andrew Square based round the Melville Monument. The council has worked with event organisers, Underbelly, to ensure Edinburgh residents get the best value for […]

London’s Victoria Park to host Winterville this December


London’s Victoria Park will host an alternative Christmas experience this December – Winterville, a brand new festive destination, will run from December 2-31 boasting an ice rink and horse-drawn carriages as well as panto, cabaret and a month-long Sunday Summer Rites takeover. Entry to Winterville is free with attractions and ticketed events available to buy […]

Greenbelt Festival: Site management and production


Budget: Site procurement budget of approx £670,000 Deadline: October 15 Contact: Info: Greenbelt, an arts, faith and justice festival, wishes to award a contract for a site agent. The contract for the annual festival includes: Project management of site production services, consisting of design, build, operation and de-construction Production of specifications for all site services […]

Worthington Group acquire portfolio of events


Simon Burton and Nick James have sold their portfolio of events and publications to Worthington Media Portfolio, a subsidiary of Worthington Group PLC. The portfolio comprises: Digital Marketing Show, Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Britain Means Business and Essential Cyclist. Worthington Group Plc, which celebrates its 60th year on the London Stock Exchange this year, has […]

Sky Sports fans putt like pros at 2014 Ryder Cup


Marketing communications agency, RPM, recreated Gleneagles’ famous 18th hole at the 2014 Ryder Cup to give fans the experience of putting under pressure, whist using special pro putters. The experience also helped Sky promote its Sky GO and NOW TV products, which let consumers watch the live Sky Sports Ryder Cup channel whilst out and […]

WRG announces wealth of new hires


WRG has revealed a significant recruitment drive with 14 new recruits and has said that further new appointments are in the pipeline. Senior hires have included Leah Williams, business development director for London; Rob Bagust as head of congress and Lisa Crudgington as client director for the firm’s healthcare team. Commenting on the wave of […]

Sadler’s Wells invests £7m in venue refurbishment programme


Sadler’s Wells theatre is to reopen for conference and events business having completed three quarters of its £7.3 million refurbishment programme. The refurbishment is focused on upgrades to the theatre’s technologies, events spaces and key sustainability initiatives.  The improvements will benefit corporate event planners and delegates with improved accessibility, upgraded sustainability and energy economy and […]