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Growth plans take flight for Teesside hospitality group


Jun 10, 2017

A corporate hospitality and events firm on Teesside is aiming to extend its global reach with the launch of a new flight service as part of its ongoing growth.

Hospitality Guaranteed, which offers full event management services as well as accommodation and conference venue searches for businesses, has marked its 11th anniversary by extending and strengthening its services.

It has teamed up with executive travel group, Horncastle, to incorporate flights into its corporate packages, bolstering its links to over 80,000 worldwide accommodation venues.

The Wynyard Park company is also further developing ApprenticeStop – a service for organisations running apprentice or staff residential programmes. Intuitive software enables clients to track bookings and delegate information and produce reports and audit trails, such as those required in the education sector by OFSTED.

Both this and EventStop – the firm’s own online events management tool – are driven by software developed in-house by its technical team.

These services come on the back of 11 successful years in business, each of which has seen 30 to 40 per cent year-on-year revenue growth. The company was founded by Victoria Brunton and Amanda Jackson in 2006 and has since built up a team of 18, 3,000 UK and European Venue suppliers and around 50 corporate clients.

The entrepreneurs are now confident of further expansion in the years ahead; Victoria said: “The market has changed significantly since we first launched but we’re constantly talking to our customers and looking for ways to make their lives easier.

“A key part of our growth has been our recognition that software solutions are becoming increasingly important in hospitality. We’ve positioned ourselves at the forefront of this trend and have been able to offer clients the greater control that many now demand.”

Amanda added: “Over the next few years, we believe we can maintain the growth trajectory we’ve been on to date. More importantly, however, our goals are to continue making customers happy, being innovative and coming up with new ways of improving our services.”

In the second half of 2017, the company expects to create a handful of new jobs to service its growing customer base – which includes a large, North East bakery plc and a motor manufacturing giant.

For more information visit www.hgonestop.co.uk

By Emily