ACC Liverpool sees record turnover

The ACC Liverpool group has achieved its highest annual turnover since opening in 2008, despite a profit loss due to extensive investments.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The venue, which is home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool, delivered a turnover of £16.1m in the financial year ending 31 March 2015. This is its biggest turnover ever and a rise on £15.4m the previous year. 

The venue’s profit before tax saw a loss of £270,000. ACC Liverpool states this is down to an extensive investment programme in the arena and convention centre, ahead of the opening of the new exhibition centre in September.

Major conferences hosted during the financial year included the Audi UK National Forum, BBC Worldwide Showcase, the European Society of Biomaterials and the Royal College of Nursing Congress. More than 93,000 delegates attended 121 conferences over the year.

Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: "In our latest financial period we achieved our highest ever turnover, welcomed 703,000 visitors to 214 events and brought £113m in economic benefit to Liverpool. We have now generated £1bn in economic impact to the city region since we opened in 2008.

"2015 is a significant year for us with the opening in September of our new exhibition centre and, in order to continue to provide world class conference and entertainment facilities, we carried out a comprehensive £2.3m programme of maintenance to the existing buildings to enhance facilities for visitors and to invest for the future. These included the refurbishment of VIP boxes in the arena, Wi-Fi upgrades, a wider range of technical equipment and improvements to the Galleria space in the convention centre."

More:

ACC Liverpool secures series of international conferences

ACC Liverpool generates £1bn for city's economy

£66m Exhibition Centre Liverpool opens for events

• For more news, as well as in-depth features and case studies, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
In pictures: SOTI Directors Dinner

In pictures: SOTI Directors Dinner

C&IT welcomed directors from the top 50 agencies at the Savoy, in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board.

New London office and senior hires for Seventa Events

New London office and senior hires for Seventa Events

Three new team members join the agency at its new Tobacco Dock headquarters.

Why good lighting at events is so important

Why good lighting at events is so important

Rob Myer, managing director at Light Fantastic, explains why theatrical expertise is helpful for lighting events.

Inspirational Venues & Events hires operational director

Inspirational Venues & Events hires operational director

Inspirational Venues & Events has appointed Amina Bentamoune as operations director.

How to exceed expectations rather than budgets

How to exceed expectations rather than budgets

'The element of surprise costs no more than the predictable,' says Steve Pinnock of Performance and Event Management.

8 activities in Hong Kong and Macao

8 activities in Hong Kong and Macao

Sip cocktails, visit the Big Buddha on Lantau Island or ride rollercoasters in the 'Pearl of the Orient'.

Hotels of Abu Dhabi

Hotels of Abu Dhabi

The Middle Eastern destination offers the ultimate in luxury, with sandy resorts by the sea, spacious meeting rooms and sumptuous dining.

Sleek Events hires new commercial director

Sleek Events hires new commercial director

Boutique events agency adds a new top-level member of staff following 'exponential growth' since 2015.

World's most 'in-demand' event destinations for 2019 revealed

World's most 'in-demand' event destinations for 2019 revealed

Spain, Thailand and China top the list for event planners, with growing interest in Peru and European destinations, according to Pacific World.

Why are there 'more women' in the events industry?

Why are there 'more women' in the events industry?

Heléna Vella, head of incentive travel at SevenEvents, discusses why diversity in the events industry remains a challenge.

LATEST JOBS