Diversified Communications UK has reported a record year for 2014, with an increase in both visitor and exhibitor numbers to its shows.
The organiser revealed a 28 per cent rise in attendance, with nine events attracting a combined 45,273 industry professionals, compared to 35,425 in 2013. Exhibitor numbers were also up for 2014, with 2,105 companies participating at venues across London, the NEC, and MalmöMässan, Sweden.
“2014 has been the most significant in our history, not only with the successful launches of Casual Dining and GEO Business but also the acquisition and integration of Expo Management, which included three exhibitions as well as a number of publications and industry award events,” said Carsten Holm, managing director of Diversified UK (pictured).
“It’s amazing how far we’ve come and I’m so grateful to our amazing team for all their support, dedication, and creativity. The future is bright!”
Other highlights for the event organiser and publisher in 2014 included winning three industry awards for its Casual Dining, lunch!, and office* shows.
Looking ahead, 2015 is set to be another busy year for Diversified. The organiser will be hosting events every month from February to June (including Casual Dining, Best of Britain & Ireland, Ocean Business, Natural & Organic Products Europe, GEO Business, SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show, and MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference), while the autumn heralds six shows within as many weeks.
The UK division of Diversified now employs over 80 staff (in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth) and has increased its brand portfolio by 178 per cent since April 2013.