Bray Leino Events wins three-year Department for International Trade contract

Bray Leino Events landed an "enormous" win as they secured a three-year contract to be the official events agency to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

The exhibitions specialists won six sector lots to become the key supplier on the DIT events roster.

It means that the firm, which is  based in south west England, will deliver around 1,200 high-profile events.

The contract is one of the most significant wins in the 40-year history of Bray Leino Group, and reflects recent investment in its events division.

Giles Lee, BLG executive chairman, said: "We have built a world-class events team with the capabilities to deliver precisely this kind of international event programme and this win is recognition of their professionalism and quality.

"I am proud of what they have achieved and I know they can’t wait to get started."

The events will come across a broad range of sectors, from energy and nuclear, through to arts and culture, helping DIT promote British trade around the world over the next three years.

Rob Grahamslaw, CEO, Bray Leino Events, said: "It is a privilege to be able to help DIT promote British business interests around the world as its official event supplier, particularly at such an important time.

"I’m delighted for our team, they fully deserve this success."

BLG has been an official supplier to the Crown Commercial Services for more than 10 years.

It has delivered on a range of work for public sector organisations including the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Royal Mint, the NHS and Innovate UK.

The team has delivered successful projects for UK Space Agency, HS2 and UKTI.

BLG has also helped clients grow through a range of specialist communication businesses, including conferencing and events, brand development and advertising.

Over its 40 year history, the company has also worked on direct response, digital, activation and media.

It has offices in Devon, Bristol, London, Chicago, Singapore and Shanghai.

The business employs 400 full time specialists and has a turnover of £54m, and is part of The Mission Marketing Group.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

9 ways to improve your virtual meetings

Dan Walker from Ashfield Meetings & Events has compiled a checklist to ensure your video calls run smoothly.

LIVE UPDATES: New date proposed for Expo 2020

LIVE UPDATES: New date proposed for Expo 2020

All the latest postponements and cancellations as the world deals with the spread of coronavirus.

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

Deadline extended for the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we've launched the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Unicorn Events closes due to COVID-19 challenges

Agency MD Hannah Luffman says the business will close while it is still possible to pay staff in full.

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

How the UK government is supporting the hospitality and events sector

Suggestions of an extended lockdown period are adding pressure to the events sector, says University of Derby's Brendan Moffett.

Furlough: The new F-word

Furlough: The new F-word

Recently furloughed creative director Dave Leong explains the thinking that’s helping him navigate tricky times.

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

‘Virtual event providers have been opportunistic’

Think carefully about going virtual if your event can be postponed to later in the year, says Shaumik Saha from Stride Plus Events.

Events company helps build temporary hospital in Berlin

Events company helps build temporary hospital in Berlin

PRG's teams in Germany and the US are supporting health workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

How venues can rise to the challenge of coronavirus

How venues can rise to the challenge of coronavirus

Be flexible with your payment terms or cancellation policies, says Katie Roberts at National Museums Liverpool.

Dear C&IT: Mental health first-aiders could help events staff in need

Dear C&IT: Mental health first-aiders could help events staff in need

Two readers call for a greater focus on mental wellbeing in the events industry.