Bluehat UK reveals expansion plans for 2011

Bluehat UK has doubled its office space and plans to grow business by 20% over the next 12 months after growth in 2010.

Bluehat UK reveals expansion plans for 2011
Bluehat UK reveals expansion plans for 2011

The agency, whose clients include Tesco and BT, forecast its gross profit would hit more than £1m for the year ended January 2011, compared to £660,157 for the previous year.  

Bluehat UK managing director Tim Shepley credited the growth to the agency focusing on existing clients who "seem to be booking more events".  

"We are confident that people are booking live events again that weren’t booking in 2009 and 2010 – now clients are telling us they are able to spend money on live events again."  

Financial forecast  

Turnover and profits are expected to increase by a further 20% for the year ending January 2012.  

The agency will focus on bringing new products to market in 2011, focusing on clients’ specific business objectives including leadership and graduate development, "linking fun learning with live events". 

It also plans to increase its current staff from 20 to 24, adding new roles in administration, support and event management.  

London Bridge

The agency has moved to a London Bridge office that is twice the size of its former headquarters in Slough.  

"The main reasons are access for clients and access for the team," said Shepley. "Also for new members of the team – we are recruiting at the moment and access to young, fresh blood will be better in London."    

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
'Indefinite' travel ban leaves planners with more questions

'Indefinite' travel ban leaves planners with more questions

As the Foreign & Commonwealth Office updates its advice against all non-essential travel, can planners make any forward bookings at all?

Insurance company rejects agency’s coronavirus claim

Insurance company rejects agency’s coronavirus claim

Creative communications agency had taken out specific coverage for ‘human contagion disease’ in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic.

LIVE UPDATES: Golf's Open Championship cancelled

LIVE UPDATES: Golf's Open Championship cancelled

All the latest postponements and cancellations as the world deals with the spread of coronavirus.

Case study: Genesis launches luxury electric car Mint Concept

Case study: Genesis launches luxury electric car Mint Concept

INVNT's car launch event included a runway show, live music and dancing at a brand new venue in New York.

9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

Dan Walker from Ashfield Meetings & Events has compiled a checklist to ensure your video calls run smoothly.

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we've launched the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Agency MD Hannah Luffman says the business will close while it is still possible to pay staff in full.

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

Suggestions of an extended lockdown period are adding pressure to the events sector, says University of Derby's Brendan Moffett.

Furlough: The new F-word

Furlough: The new F-word

Recently furloughed creative director Dave Leong explains the thinking that’s helping him navigate tricky times.

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

Think carefully about going virtual if your event can be postponed to later in the year, says Shaumik Saha from Stride Plus Events.