Smyle and C2 Events rank on Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list

Smyle planning new senior positions, focus on talent development and office space on back of achievement.

Smyle and C2 Events have ranked on this year’s Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100. Smyle came in at 66th place, while C2 ranked in 85th position.

Recently Smyle has doubled the size of both its London and HQ offices, as the business grew from £16.5m to £27m turnover in one year. The agency’s turnover has grown by 194% in the last three years.  

Rick Stainton, Smyle’ CEO commented: ""This year we doubled the size of our HQ to 26,000 sqft. Within the next 3 to 6 months we will be doubling our office space for future proofing.

"We are going on to develop our strategic and client service functions, with new senior positions from internal and client facing perspectives being appointed in Q1. We will also be developing the US office. We are forecasting potential traction for next year which will present exciting opportunities. Securing career development for our best talent will be a big focus next year which promotes better creative output."

C2 has managed over 150 meetings and events in 25 countries worldwide. Meetings range in size from 20 to over 2,000 and approximately 75% are overseas.

Commenting on C2’s ranking, co-director Cheryl Clarke said: ‘It is fantastic to feature in this acclaimed listing. Our mission is to provide an exceptional service and deliver great results for our clients and, by focusing on that, we have been able to grow our business."

For more features and breaking news 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
Double sunrise: Would you book a 19-hour flight?

Double sunrise: Would you book a 19-hour flight?

After Qantas trial flight from London to Sydney lands, we ask event planners what they think.

Science Museum unveils new event space within medical exhibit

Science Museum unveils new event space within medical exhibit

Exhibition opens for drinks receptions and events amid one of the world's largest medical galleries as part of £24m refurb.

Venue of the Week: Adare Manor

C&IT's 2019 A-Listers were treated to a stay at the luxury Irish getaway on an 842 acre estate in County Limerick.

7 lessons for event planners from... the John Lewis Christmas ad

7 lessons for event planners from... the John Lewis Christmas ad

Everyone's nightmare is a fire-breathing dragon near a highly flammable Christmas tree, isn't it?

Biggest food and drink trends of 2020 revealed by hotel group

Biggest food and drink trends of 2020 revealed by hotel group

Black pepper ice cream, fermented foods and Levantine cuisine are among the culinary treats predicted to be popular.

What are Generation Z's top travel destinations?

What are Generation Z's top travel destinations?

In-depth analysis unearths the future of travel in a global survey of 10,000 young people in the US, UK, Europe and China.

Case study: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Case study: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Pop star Jason Derulo hosted the televised award ceremony at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Influx of association conferences for ACC Liverpool

Influx of association conferences for ACC Liverpool

Venue is set to host three major association conferences for the first time, while confirming return of several others.

3 simple ways to disrupt events

3 simple ways to disrupt events

Many planners mistakenly over-complicate their events, according to Scott Stratten, co-author of UnMarketing.

Answer our corporate event planner survey and win a luxury hotel stay

Answer our corporate event planner survey and win a luxury hotel stay

Complete our quick 10-minute survey to win a stay for two with Iconic Luxury Hotels and inform our State of the Industry report.

LATEST JOBS