Multi-specialist travel, accommodation and events firm Capita Travel and Events has secured a two-year agreement to provide events planning, delivery and related services for the public sector.
The agreement, estimated to be worth between £40m and £50m, will provide central government departments, their arms-length bodies and the wider public sector, with event services.
Capita Travel and Events has been awarded a position in both categories, known as lots; lot one covers events planning, management and delivery in the UK and overseas and lot two, covers audio visual equipment, services, design and integration.
The agreement is expected to deliver estimated savings of up to £1m a year for the taxpayer, while maximising the quality and innovative work provided by suppliers, said the firm.
Anita Lowe, director of meetings and events, Capita Travel and Events (pictured), said: “As the lead agency on many strategic meetings and events programmes for UK and international organisations, we’ve worked with multiple suppliers to deliver creative and value based events. We’re also a contracted provider of choice for public sector travel management services, with decades of expertise in overcoming public sector challenges and achieving efficiencies.
“This events agreement could see us working on everything from public sector event design and production, venue sourcing, delegate management, return on investment valuation and financial management to the design of bespoke audio visual systems, event broadcasting and live video streaming, webcasting and multi-site video-conferencing. We’re looking forward to helping many public sector organisations drive down the cost of their events activity and to supporting their new centralised approach to communications,” Lowe added.
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