State of the Industry 2016: clients spend £820m with top agencies

Clients spent more than £820m with top UK event agencies in 2015, according to C&IT's first ever Top 20 Agencies table ranked by total client spend/billings.

State of the Industry 2016: Top UK event agencies ranked by client spend
State of the Industry 2016: Top UK event agencies ranked by client spend

The launch of the event billings table follows the reveal of the Top 20 Agencies ranked by event-based turnover for their most recent financial year, published yesterday.

Grass Roots Meetings & Events takes the number one spot in the client spend table, reporting £150m for the year to December 2015, including all agency through costs and client spend.

Click here to download the Top 20 Agencies by client spend/billings as a PDF

Other agencies to feature in top ten include Ashfield Meetings & Events, Jack Morton Worldwide, Banks Sadler, Inntel, Zibrant, George P. Johnson, WRG, BCD Meetings & Events and TRO.

C&IT's second top 20 table is ranked by total client spend instead of turnover reported to Companies House. The ranking is designed to give an idea of total client spend put through the top UK agencies, giving an insight into the total value of the industry. 


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Yesterday C&IT revealed that Jack Morton Worldwide had taken the number one spot in the latest Top 20 Agencies list, which ranks UK agencies by the event-based turnover recorded to Companies House. Banks Sadler, Capita Travel and Events, CWT Meetings and Events, George P. Johnson, Ashfield Meetings & Events, WRG, Zibrant, TBA and Chillisauce also made the top ten.

For agencies that have already filed their 2015 results with Companies House, these figures have been verified by C&IT. All other figures are based on agencies' estimates of what they expect to report.

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