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Chambers reports 40 per cent business boost ahead of rebrand

Agency is set to become Event Travel Management under parent company Corporate Travel Management's umbrella

Pictured: Frits de Kok, marketing and events director, Chambers Travel Group

Chambers Travel Events has recorded a 37 per cent increase in turnover in half-year results.

The full service event management arm of the Corporate Travel Management-owned Chambers Travel Group says the figures achieved in the first half its financial year, between July and December 2015 puts it on track for an annual turnover of £9.2 million. The performance can partly be attributed to three technology client wins with a total annual spend of £3m.

“The growth in turnover we have experienced so far this financial year is an incredible endorsement for the CT Events team as it comes on the back of 70 per cent growth in 2014/15,” said Frits de Kok, marketing and events director, Chambers Travel Group. “Fundamental to our success has been a clear strategy of maximising the MICE business and opportunities as a division of Chambers Travel Group; recruiting high calibre specialist staff, and investing in technology. This has led to us winning significant new business and then retaining and growing those clients year on year.”

And in preparation of a rebrand to Event Travel Management (ETM), the agency has increased its headcount to 16 with the addition of three new project managers in London. A further two meetings and events specialists are being recruited alongside a ‘group fulfilment’ staff member.

The rebrand will reflect Corporate Travel Management’s meetings and events branding following the January 2015 acquisition of the Chambers Travel Group. The global ETM division has offices in Australia, USA and Asia with a turnover of £40m.

De Kok added: “Becoming fully integrated with Corporate Travel Management’s MICE division will give us even more opportunities to grow our global client base. The move will also support us in managing our growth and ensure we nurture our business as it continues to mature.”

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