• 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."

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession: