International and in-person events resurge as Eclipse exceeds pre-COVID enquiry levels
Global event production company Eclipse has reported a rapid return in consumer confidence, as it secures 30% of its pre-COVID annual business in February and March amidst an all-time high for business enquiries.
Following a period in which events were heavily reliant upon virtual capabilities, the event specialists have welcomed the resurgence of in-person events which now makes up 70% of its event bookings for 2022. With recent events delivered in Miami, Germany and Switzerland, the loosened shackle on international travel has also seen the return of overseas events account for more than a third of its forecasted annual revenue for the year.
Eclipse has been actively recruiting to fulfil a rising number of event enquiries and has seen a 45% increase in its workforce since 2020. Since the same period, the production company has reported a 125% increase in annual turnover, which is forecast to rise by a further 85% by the end of 2022.
Eclipse’ managing director Robin Purslow said: “We are all aware of the extreme challenges the events industry has faced over the last two years, and the return of more recognisable business levels brings me great pleasure that we can now look ahead to a more positive future once again.
“Throughout the pandemic we have been developing strong relationships with event organisers and venues and have seen a 25% increase in the level of new client enquiries since April 2021 as a result. In doing so we have since secured additional business that has allowed us to further invest in our team, new equipment and the expansion of our capabilities, and I’m optimistic that our ambitious growth plans are now firmly in progress once more.”