Event agency Milestone sets out to succeed

A Surrey-based event management agency opened for business last month. Milestone Event Management will specialise in a variety of corporate events from product launches to golf days and conferences. Directors Paul Rockett and Luke Parry maintain they have already built up a portfolio of blue-chip clients but refused to reveal names. The pair met while working for a small agency specialising in corporate golf days, and Rockett has also worked as an in-house corporate buyer for Skandia Life Assurance. Milestone will compete with other small agencies, and, despite the difficult economic climate, Parry is confident its professional and personal service will make it stand out. “Some people might think the timing isn’t great, but we feel our comprehensive service will always be in demand,” said Parry. “There are industries that value the incentive market as a marketing tool even when times are hard. “We simply have to target more recession-proof areas but, in the long term, we will not be limiting our sector portfolio,” he added. Milestone will make use of forthcoming trade shows such as Confex for networking opportunities and will rely heavily on word of mouth to build up business. Milestone Event Management Ltd Milestone House 23 Cleaveland Road Surbiton Surrey KT6 4AH England   T/F: +44 (0) 20 8399 8623

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