2017 in Review
This past year has kept us very busy. From January 1 to December 1, 2017, Hirespace.com welcomed 1.2M customers who've browsed venue options 3.6M times. Our digital marketing channels garnered 15M+ brand impressions. Our Venue Experts processed 28,000+ enquiries with a combined budget exceeding £104M. Comparing this year's enquiry volume to the 22,000+ enquiries we processed in 2016, we've processed 27% more enquiries this year so far; comparing our combined enquiry budget in 2017 to the £46.6M in 2016, it has grown by a steep 122%!
Needless to say, we've welcomed more team members to the Hire Space crew in order to accommodate the increasing customer demand (and to hold larger pool tournaments). Our team is now 40-people strong compared to 22 in 2016.
Last but not least, we achieved a new milestone in October 2017 when we held EventLAB and the Hire Space Awards. Our flagship live event, EventLAB, welcomed 787 delegates in 21 workshops and masterclasses over two days; the Hire Space Awards celebrated 15 outstanding venue and event professionals.
In the new year, we'll be continuing the success in online marketing and SEO to further enhance our online exposure. You might also have noticed our recently launched HS PRO service. The HS PRO team will grow in 2018 with a view to extend our frequent booker service to even more client companies.
EventLAB and the Hire Space Awards will surely return for more learning and celebrations. We're also planning a series of regular educational & networking events for bookers, Venue Managers and suppliers.
Details for participation and award submissions will be shared later in 2018.