Local event company does the double again at event industry awards

By Anita Jaynes on 10 March, 2015

Swindon based event and venue company Planet Pursuits has done it again taking two industry awards at the prestigious M&IT Awards in London. Last year they secured a gold and silver and this year were bowled over to take a gold and bronze in two hotly contested categories.

The prestigious awards were presented on 3 March 2015 in London at the stunning Evolution in Battersea Park. Planet Pursuits was shortlisted as one of five event companies up for the Best Event Provider and Best Intermediary Agency with fewer than 40 employees.

The M&IT or Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards have acquired great prestige over the past 26 years and aim to highlight the market’s best practices by letting the users of services vote. It is the only British voting system to do so. To safeguard quality, it works under the auspices of the independent Audit Bureau of Circulation. The different categories also include best hotel, best conference venue, best airline and best convention bureau.

“This is award and recognition is remarkable,” commented Simon Maddison, director of Planet Pursuits.  “We have seen a massive shift towards contracted event account management and a subsequent growth in our team, which all needs careful management. To achieve a gold for Best Event Provider two years in succession is testament to the brilliance of the team we have at Planet Pursuits.”

Based on an organic farm in Purton, the company’s humble beginning started over 15 years ago running stag parties for military officers. The company quickly expanded into team building events and corporate fun days and parties. Over the past four years the company has focused on its venue and hotel booking company to complement its event services and have enjoyed recent success becoming preferred supplier to a number of large IT and civil engineering companies. Its wide range of activities is characterised by client-oriented service of the highest quality and the M&IT awards is a testament to this.

For more information about Planet Pursuits visit: www.planetpursuits.com   and www.planetvenues.com

Pictured above: The Planet Pursuits team receiving their award