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An impressive year for BCD M&E underlined by significant growth in both turnover and profits

An impressive year for BCD M&E underlined by significant growth in both turnover and profits

LONDON – 18 September, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has announced a 300% increase in profits in 2017.

BCD Meetings & Events Ltd has announced a 300% increase in profits in 2017, the first full year of trading since the acquisition of Zibrant Ltd in July 2016.

The pre-tax profit of £2.4m includes the combined trading of both BCD M&E and Zibrant for the twelve months ending December 2017, compared to an equivalent £810,000 for 2016. This represents a very encouraging result driven by a 23% increase in turnover, as well as efficiencies gained through synergies across the wider EMEA business. New client acquisition and growth is expected to continue to fuel further development in 2018.

In addition, in late December 2017 BCD M&E also acquired the Grass Roots Meetings and Events businesses in the UK, US, Germany and Switzerland with these acquisitions providing an even stronger platform for growth in the coming years.

Nigel Cooper expands “It has been an incredible year, we’ve grown as a business both physically and in our outlook which is underscored by these impressive figures. Of course the credit for this has to be passed to our people who have given their support, enthusiasm and passion to build the business. We have come a very long way and their commitment and professionalism has been the bedrock and cornerstone of our success”.

BCD M&E employs more than 1,450 people across 50 countries and is an employer of choice for the events sector due to its talent management and senior leadership programmes. The organisation is also recognised as a bellwether for the global dynamics, best practices and thought leadership in the business of meetings and events.

About BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events is a world-leader in crafting digital and live experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. At BCD M&E, we create human connection by uniting emotion and action to change behavior. With more than 35 years of expertise spanning event design and strategic meetings management, our global network and custom solutions focus on fostering moments that engage and inspire action. Our passion behind the power of an experience shows in the fun we have while unleashing it. BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel. For more information, visit

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 106 countries with a global client retention rate of 97%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit