• Ashfield Meetings & Events Announces EBIT Results

     
    POSTED May 21, 2017
     

Ashfield Meetings & Events has announced its results for the financial year ending September 2016. Earnings Before Interest & Tax for the period was $7.782m* compared to £6.971m* in the previous 12-month period, presenting an increase of 11.6 percent.

“We have had a number of new business wins, both in the US and Europe, that has helped achieve a strong set of results,” says Nicola Burns, global managing director. “This has included numerous consultancy projects, dedicated client teams and strategic meetings management programs. In addition the continued commercial development of spark thinking has helped enhance our creative service offering and diversify our client base.”

This is the second year in a row that the agency has demonstrated double-digit EBIT growth. The numbers have been consolidated from accounts in the company’s operations in US, Europe and Asia.

“The healthcare meetings market continues to evolve and we are looking to expand our leading position by investing in technology, prioritizing our growth in the US and further connecting our healthcare expertise across the Ashfield division to add new types of value for our clients,” says Burns. “Our focus internally will be on driving productivity and leading through our people. It has been especially rewarding to see so many of our talented people take the next step in their career with us over the last 12 months. These internal promotions, combined with a series of new business wins in 2017, has resulted in a number of openings across our US and UK offices."

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This Fall, New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood will welcome one of its tallest hotels. The 430-foot Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is built on the former site of the Antique Garage flea market, and while the hotel is still shiny and new, the space pays homage to the historic flea market and Chelsea’s Flower District.  

 

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection are encouraging Americans to fire up their grills this season with recipes that showcase regional cuisine from coast to coast. In celebration of July’s National Grilling Month, the company’s award-winning chefs have shared eight grill-friendly dishes to try at home.

“Sixty-three percent of Americans own outdoor grills, and our chefs are delighted to share these innovative ideas that will make their cook-outs fun and flavorful,” says Olivier Gaupin, director of culinary operations.