KDM Events predicts 24% turnover increase for 2015

Event content specialist KDM Events is predicting a 24% increase in turnover for 2015 due to a surge in demand for employee engagement events.

KDM Events' expanded team
KDM Events' expanded team

KDM has achieved a turnover increase of 16% for the first two quarters of 2015, compared with the same period in 2014, and expects this figure to continue to rise due to a ‘record number’ of corporate event requests.

The company has seen a particular increase in demand for team bonding events and family fun days.

KDM’s commercial director, Nicky Whyman, said: "We’ve received a record number of requests for corporate events that have a strong company values focus. There’s clearly a direct correlation between this more inclusive corporate event format, and a desire amongst companies to retain top talent. 

"Whatever their industry sector, companies are reacting to a highly competitive marketplace in recruitment terms, prompting them to invest heavily in their workforces. Our clients are asking for energising and stimulating events that reward loyalty and hard work, and in some cases also acknowledge the importance of family support.

She added that there was a ‘noticeable trend’ in companies holding events such as family fun days at their own offices, as part of a strategy to blur the boundaries between work and home.

KDM has also hired three new staff members in the past month to meet demands. Kate Janev has joined the Agents and Venues sales team as account executive, while Mehreen Shabbir has joined as sales administrator. Ewan Miller has also been appointed as event manager, and the company is looking to appoint a further event staff manager in the near future.

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