Agency profit-to-turnover ratios for 2007 revealed

Financial Benchmarks: UK Event Organisers study unveils last year's rankings

Just eight event agencies in the UK pulled in more than 10% profits/turnover ratio last year, according to this year's Financial Benchmarks: UK Event Organisers study, carried out by Brett Howell Associates.

The report, which analyses 2007 financial results for 54 agencies, also found that just three agencies named in its top ten rankings by pre-tax profits - Adelphi Group, Reed & Mackay and the Turner Agency - also reached the top ten by pre-tax profit as a percentage of turnover.

Full listings of both sections of the report are listed below.

Ranking By Pre Tax Profit As % Of Turnover
(Rankings based on full financial results for each company, using year-end reports filed 01/01/2007-31/12/2007. Figures listed below are percentages)

1 Adelphi Group Limited 50.59
2 Conference Care Limited 28.43
3 Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd 25.47
4 Principal Promotions Ltd 15.65 (see note 3, below)
5 Turner Agency (The) 15.36
6 Spencer Scott Travel Services Ltd. 11.91
7 Business Travel Team Limited 11.52
8 Gray Dawes Travel Limited 10.75
9 Ultimate Event Co. Ltd (The) 9.34
10 Moyles Motivational Marketing 9.16
11 Motivation & Marketing Resources Limited 7.42
12 W&O Travel Limited 7.42 (see note 4)
13 RT Marketing Limited 7.41
14 DBMT Ltd 7.13
15 BCD Meetings & Incentives Ltd 6.87
16 Corporate Innovations Co (The) 6.64
17 World Events Limited 5.86
18 Travel Management Team Limited 5.85
19 Hillgate Incentives Limited 5.84
20 George P. Johnson (UK) Limited 5.35
21 Mainstream Presentations Ltd 5.34 (see note 2)
22 Eclipse Conference Management Limited 5.31 (see note 1)
23 BSI Holdings Ltd 4.83
24 Effective Business Travel Limited 4.80
25 Richmond Events Limited 4.20
26 Motivcom Plc 3.86
27 Grass Roots Group Plc (The) 3.50
28 AYMTM Limited 3.28
29 Event Works Limited (The) 3.13
30 Worldspan International Plc 2.85
31 Zibrant Limited 2.83
32 International Travel Group Limited 2.56
33 MCI Group UK Limited 2.44
34 Motivaction Group Plc (The) 2.12
35 D&D Conference & Event Mgt 1.98
36 Concerto Group Ltd. 1.93
37 Banks Sadler Group Limited 1.75
38 Sportsworld Group Limited 1.27
39 Conference Contacts Ltd 1.25
40 Pressplan Travel Limited 1.16
41 Lotus Conferences and Incentives Ltd 1.05
42 UCIT (Holdings) Limited 0.90
43 THA Group Ltd. 0.79
44 Maritz Europa Limited 0.65
45 Conference Creations Limited 0.03
46 Bi Worldwide Ltd 0.00
47 Teamwork Travel Management Limited (0.36)
48 Rapier Design Limited (1.10)
49 Skybridge Group Plc (2.89)
50 Carlson Marketing Group (UK) Limited (4.83)
51 Motivation Travel Management Limited (7.27)
52 Genesis Adoration Limited (8.61)
53 Choice Travel Team Limited (The) (13.61)
54 Landround Plc (37.23)

Notes:
1 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 9 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
2 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 13 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
3 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 8 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
4 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 15 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
Source: Financial Benchmarks: UK Event Organisers 2008, Brett Howell Associates

Ranking By Pre Tax Profit
(Rankings based on full financial results for each company, using year-end reports filed 01/01/2007-31/12/2007. Figures listed below are in pounds sterling)

1 Grass Roots Group Plc (The) 8,297,000
2 Adelphi Group Limited 4,527,000
3 International Travel Group Limited 4,373,543
4 Motivcom Plc 3,311,000
5 BSI Holdings Ltd 2,931,674
6 Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd 2,757,098
7 Turner Agency (The) 2,032,233
8 Russell Organisation Limited (The) 1,286,666
9 World Events Limited 1,199,000
10 George P. Johnson (UK) Limited 1,106,088
11 BCD Meetings & Incentives Ltd 1,025,921
12 Principal Promtions Ltd 802,190 (see note 3, below)
13 Moyles Motivational Marketing 730,775
14 Richmond Events Limited 654,000
15 RT Marketing Limited 639,288
16 W&O Travel Limited 589,146 (see note 4)
17 Conference Care Limited 550,940
18 Zibrant Limited 541,484
19 Banks Sadler Group Limited 487,868
20 Mainstream Presentations Ltd 470,140 (see note 2)
21 Maritz Europa Limited 440,000
22 Ultimate Event Co. Ltd (The) 392,806
23 Gray Dawes Travel Limited 375,665
24 Concerto Group Ltd. 374,719
25 UCIT (Holdings) Limited 304,790
26 DBMT Ltd 301,532
27 AYMTM Limited 284,233
28 THA Group Ltd. 274,000
29 MCI Group UK Limited 245,324
30 Eclipse Conference Management Limited 245,276 (see note 1)
31 Motivaction Group Plc (The) 238,456
32 Corporate Innovations Co (The) 238,000
33 Event Works Limited (The) 168,212
34 Business Travel Team Limited 164,498
35 Travel Management Team Limited 138,816
36 Worldspan International Plc 130,674
37 Sportsworld Group Limited 117,253
38 Hillgate Incentives Limited 95,474
39 Effective Business Travel Limited 64,853
40 Motivation & Marketing Resources Limited 61,515
41 Pressplan Travel Limited 53,186
42 Lotus Conferences and Incentives Ltd 40,221
43 D&D Conference & Event Mgt 36,603
44 Spencer Scott Travel Services Ltd. 29,668
45 Conference Contacts Ltd 15,540
46 Conference Creations Limited 878
47 Bi Worldwide Ltd 89
48 Teamwork Travel Management Limited (7,860)
49 Rapier Design Limited (137,562)
50 Motivation Travel Management Limited (163,876)
51 Genesis Adoration Limited (242,933)
52 Skybridge Group Plc (355,000)
53 Choice Travel Team Limited (The) (870,905)
54 Carlson Marketing Group (UK) Limited (1,525,969)
55 Landround Plc (1,963,000)

Notes:
1 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 9 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
2 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 13 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
3 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 8 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
4 Actual accounts filed were for a period of 15 months. This value has been pro-rated to provide a 12-month period
Source: Financial Benchmarks: UK Event Organisers 2008, Brett Howell Associates

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