Kent Event Centre is reporting a 71% increase in event sales in the first quarter (October-December 2014) over the previous year.
The first quarter success comes on the heels of the venue’s 2013-2014 reported increase of 10.5%.
Kent Event Centre is attributing the growth to hosted training events for the agricultural, health and private sectors, as well as an influx of new business thanks to increased investment in its facilities.
The Centre has invested more than £4m in upgrading and improving its conference and events facilities over the past five years.
“We’re delighted to have seen such a great increase in our Q1 sales, especially after such fantastic end-of-year results as well,” said the venue’s manager Alison Wallington.
“I think on a broader scale there is a feeling that companies are investing more in training and internal events. We’ve seen new companies come on board but we also have a great track record of client retention so I’m looking forward to generating some more great results in 2015.”
The venue has a number of events already booked for the new year, including the FFX Tool Show and an open air concert for Elton John.