Grass Roots Eventcom has topped the agency league table in C&IT's largest ever industry survey, State of the Industry 2009.
The agency, formed by the merger of Maritz and Grass Roots last year, achieved event-based turnover of £33.8m in 2008, which put it ahead of all other UK-based agencies surveyed by C&IT.
State of the Industry 2009 is C&IT's biggest ever survey, with 60 agencies and 50 corporate respondents.
The report ranks the top 50 performing agencies. The top 10 by event-based turn-over are:
1 Grass Roots Eventcom £33.8m
2 equal World Events £30m
P&MM Events & Communications £30m (C&IT Magazine forecast)
4 Universal Holdings £26m
5 Ovation Global DMC £22.5m
6 TRO £19.3m
7 Banks Sadler £18.3m
8 Zibrant £17m
9 BI £13m
10 BCD M&I £12.8m
The full league table is published in the February issue of C&IT.
C&IT's State of the Industry report also investigates how the industry is facing up to the recession, the latest event and destination trends and salaries. It also profiles a range of agencies and offers an indepth corporate survey.