Ashfield Meetings & Events grows staff and relocates

Ashfield Meetings & Events has increased staff numbers in the wake of new business wins and contract renewals, and has relocated to support growth of the agency.

Ashfield Meetings & Events: relocation to support agency growth
Ashfield Meetings & Events: relocation to support agency growth

The agency has increased staff numbers by 17% compared to this time last year, with the number of employees growing from 176 to 206. This is the result of contract renewals with existing clients with increased scope of services or geographic coverage in addition to exciting new business wins. 

Its new global headquarters are at Charter House in Ashby de la Zouch, located next to Ashfield Divisions headquarters and is home to seven client-facing account teams, the dedicated venue finding, travel and engagement teams, in addition to support functions such as sales support, business development, marketing, HR, finance and training and development.

Medex-Media, which became part of the Ashfield Meetings & Events brand in October, will continue to operate from its specialist office in Tytherington, Macclesfield, the headquarters from where it delivers more than 70 international projects annually. The office space is shared with Spark Thinking, which launched last month and which offers a complementary and innovative consultancy resource designed to enhance the effectiveness of live events and communication strategies.

Nicola Burns, global managing director at the agency said: "The recent increase in new clients and projects has seen growth across our UK operation, this along with the launch of Spark Thinking, was motivation to move to a bigger premises. The space is 50 percent bigger than our previous office and has been converted and designed to our specification to meet the needs of the business and encourage fresh thinking and collaboration. The new space provides a wonderful environment from which to run a global business, welcome clients and staff to grow and develop". 

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