Ann Summers and Party Lite among business wins for Harrogate International Centre

Harrogate International Centre (HIC) has won 13 pieces of business, worth £3.5m to the local economy.

Harrogate International Centre is set to host events for companies including Ann Summers and Party Lite
Harrogate International Centre is set to host events for companies including Ann Summers and Party Lite

Among the events taking place in 2013 are an Ann Summers catalogue launch in June for around 250 delegates, and a celebratory event in August for around 1,400 delegates working for direct selling company Party Lite.

Other wins include the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, which will bring 650 attendees to the venue in October, and events with two retailers.

The venue is also set to host the Senior Times Over 50s Show, and the Three Wine Men event.

HIC acting head of sales Paul Ashton said: "This is fabulous news for both ourselves and the local economy as it is estimated that these 13 events will bring in over £3.5m to the local area. 2013 is set to be a fantastic year for HIC.

"We have some significant events already booked but 13 signed contracts in the first month of the year is a record.  From our point of view, the icing on the cake is the fact that 11 of the events take place this year."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
'Stress and burnout' are challenges we need to tackle

'Stress and burnout' are challenges we need to tackle

Event Concept's Jo Higgs explains why looking after your people is so important and how training mental health first-aiders could help.

Case study: Leon Winter Award Celebration

Case study: Leon Winter Award Celebration

The event at Hawker House in London tied in perfectly with the fast-food chain's innovative approach.

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

While wider marketing budgets flatlined in the second quarter of 2019, events bucked the trend.

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Agency brings in client development manager and event executive to London and Birmingham offices.

The diversity debate is about more than gender

The diversity debate is about more than gender

The industry faces challenges representing people from low income backgrounds, argues TCEG's Russ Lidstone.

The growing importance of face-to-face marketing

The growing importance of face-to-face marketing

Keith Austin, CEO and founder of Event Marketing Solutions, believes roadshows are more important than ever.

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Research by Capita Travel & Events suggests many organisations are still failing to limit the impact of regular travel on employee health.

How to get the most out of your keynote speakers

How to get the most out of your keynote speakers

From pre-event videos to research papers, keynotes can provide all kinds of content, says DMA Partners' Philip Martin.

What to expect at IMEX America

What to expect at IMEX America

A sneak preview before the events world descends on the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas from 10-12 September.

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

The Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress will return to Australia for the first time in 40 years, attracting 1,500 clinicians and surgeons.

LATEST JOBS