Lime Venue Portfolio figures show upturn in unique venues
12-Oct-10by Annie Byrne
UK event caterering specialist Lime Venue Portfolio has reported a 52 per cent increase, year-on-year, in booking revenues from its 100 venues in the period from September 2009 to September 2010. The group says its end-of-financial-year results indicate there is a changing attitude and demand for ‘unique venues’ by both agencies, organisers and the corporate market. “In order to accommodate this upward curve, we have expanded both our in-house reservations team and our field-based sales resource,” says Head of Lime Venue Portfolio, Louise Amphlett. “We believe that attendance rates are certain to benefit from venues which display character and ultimately trigger recognition from delegates.” Exhibition and convention venues in the portfolio includes Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium; the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre; the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre; Earls Court and Olympia Conference Centres and the Twickenham Experience.Lime Venue Portfolio is a subsidiary of the Compass Group.