North East firm raises a glass to success in corporate hospitality market
Wynyard Park-based accommodation, conference and event management specialist Hospitality Guaranteed has marked its tenth anniversary by announcing a 33 per cent increase in sales for the last year.
In addition, the firm has undertaken a major recruitment drive to meet demand and has boosted its staff numbers by 50 per cent since summer 2015, from 12 employees to 18. These include two new apprentices, who joined the company last month.
Hospitality Guaranteed offers a range of online solutions for corporate event, conference and accommodation management, including a ‘one stop shop’ system for bookings, plus a venue finding service and support from a dedicated team of hospitality specialists.
The company developed a unique bookings and management system HG One Stop, which provides the foundation for its online systems. These include Conference Stop, an online venue finding and conference management tool and Apprentice Stop, a system that supports businesses running apprentice or staff residential programmes.
Launched from a home office in June 2006 by Amanda Jackson and Victoria Brunton. Hospitality Guaranteed moved to a site in Castle Eden in 2007 before locating to new premises at Wynyard Business Park in 2013.
The company now works with more than 2000 conference and meeting venue suppliers in the UK and has access to more than 80,000 accommodation venues worldwide.
Its clients include businesses in the automotive, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Victoria Brunton, director and co-founder of Hospitality Guaranteed said: “The last year has seen significant growth for the company and we’re proud that so many new clients have come on board during that time.
“We’re delighted to have been able to build on our recent sales success by expanding our team of hospitality and technical personnel and this gives us a solid platform for future growth.
“By offering a quick, streamlined route to effective accommodation, conference and events management – through our innovative online solutions and specialist support – we are helping businesses to cut administration costs and save valuable time.
“We’ve developed our systems in-line with our clients’ requirements and feedback: this has helped to shape our services.”
Amanda Jackson, director and co-founder of Hospitality Guaranteed, added: “Ten years is a major milestone for any company to reach and we’re excited to be going into our second decade with a very strong team in place.
“We’ve evolved in many ways as a business since 2006, embracing rapid developments in technology, and this approach has given us the ability to successfully adapt to an ever-changing hospitality landscape.”
For more information on Hospitality Guaranteed, visit www.hgonestop.co.uk