AEO sales up 12% in 2010

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has announced a 12% sales hike for the year ending 31 December 2010.

AEO chief executive Hawkins
AEO chief executive Hawkins

The association also unveiled a 3% cut in running costs and a 252% boost in its Face Time industry promotion.

While admitting that the industry has taken its toll on some of its members, it said that 92 companies remain AEO members, enabling it to contribute £117,000 to its Face Time marketing campaign.

AEO treasurer Malcolm Taylor said: "At the end of the 2010 financial year AEO has a strong balance sheet and we were pleased to have achieved many of the objectives we set ourselves."

AEO chief executive Austen Hawkins added: "I am delighted with AEO’s strong financial results, and I am especially proud of having achieved these in spite of the unprecedented levels of uncertainty in the financial markets and the challenges that the economic turmoil and recession presented for businesses and the industry at large."

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