David Meade's events company expected to report £2m turnover as it targets international growth
WELL-KNOWN broadcaster and public speaker, David Meade is expected to report a record £2 million turnover at his events company in 2019.
Belfast-headquartered David Meade Events, which delivers high end corporate events, learning and development workshops and offers keynote speaking services, is investing £250,000 this year in response to "staggering" growth.
The major investment in new video learning services, will allow the events business to significantly expand its offering outside of the UK and Ireland markets. Last year the company, which employs 10 including Meade himself, delivered over 160 events and visited more than 40 countries.
The events company's growing client list also includes major multinationals such as, Apple, Mercedes Benz, Coca Cola, British Airways, Adobe and Canon.
The success of the company is such that it has recorded double digit growth each year since its inception in 2012.
“We've been delivering events and keynote speeches very successfully in the UK and Ireland but deciding to take our work outside of that space has really been a tremendous leap for us and one that has paid off year on year," Mr Meade said.
“The investment in our video learning service will further our international presence. We are part of a global economy now, not just a local one so this will allow us to work with clients all over the world.
“Over the last number of years, the company has grown at a staggering rate and this latest investment is a response to that growth."
Looking ahead the TV mentalist is keen to explore new international markets and continue to grow the business.
“We are still based in Northern Ireland, but there is a huge untapped market which we are keen to explore further. So far in 2019 we have contracts in 10 countries, including Dubai, Singapore and Switzerland and many more are in the pipeline.
“As the company continues to thrive with year on year growth, I am constantly looking at new and innovative ways to keep up with demand."
“If the uncertainty of today's marketplace teaches us anything, it's that you must evolve and that's what we're doing – keeping up with the ever-changing market and meeting the ever-increasing demands, both at home and across the globe," he added.