According to Eventbrite, the UK events industry is worth £42.3bn per year, with the average budget per event being around £65,943. This is quite a staggering figure when you think about it, and so it should come as no surprise that corporate events are a big business the world over, and it is an industry that is growing. There are over 1.3 million business events held in the UK every year, which has led to our event dressing services becoming more and more in demand as well. In our experience, the most popular types of corporate events are as follows:
The purpose of a conference/seminar is to gather a targeted audience into one place in order to provide them with the relevant information. Conferences are typically long events of half a day or more, with multiple sessions involved geared towards different interests, positions or skill levels. They typically begin with a keynote speech for everyone to attend and then split off into breakout sessions. Seminars, on the other hand, tend to be shorter events that keep all attendees together in the same space.
The purpose of an exhibition or trade fair is for attendees to generate leads from the other people attending, whether they be customers, prospects or suppliers. Exhibitions within the UK attract around 13 million visitors annually, with exhibitors typically spending around £2.7 billion on goods and services to demonstrate at events.
These events can be internally within a business – i.e. employers showing their appreciation for employees – or externally – i.e. employers showing their appreciation for customers. These are typically informal events that allow the two parties involved to build a relationship and learn more about each other in a non-pressurised environment. Some events we have worked on have included dinner and a dance, sporting events and private parties at music festivals.
These are celebratory occasions which offer businesses the opportunity to make a big deal about a milestone, anniversary or other grand events. They tend to be quite similar to appreciation events but can also include the local community depending on the company’s size and stature.
Team Building Days
These days have become more and more popular over recent years, as a way of building employee confidence and morale, as well as building businesses strengths. Team building events provide employers with the opportunity to spend time working together in a non-work environment in order to build stronger teams. In the past, these events have tended to be based on physical outdoor activities such as obstacle courses, but nowadays they can also include workshops on sensitivity training.
Both private and public companies place great emphasis on board and shareholder meetings as they provide a great opportunity for reviewing business performance and getting business executives together to make important decisions. They can range in size from small internal events to large-scale events encompassing shareholders.
If you are planning on holding a corporate event, and are looking for some help with event dressing, then please give us a call on 0800 830 3000 (tel), 07580 333 000 (mobile) or alternatively send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org