A Market Harborough-based events agency which started in a garage and now turns over £2 million is celebrating its fifth birthday.
Having set up the firm from his home, managing director Dan Stevens has led Primary to become one of the country’s leading players in the events industry.
The company, which organises conferences, product launches, exhibitions and award ceremonies, now employees seven people and works with leading global brands, including Siemens and Honda.
Sir Edward Garnier MP visited the company’s offices in Angel Court to ‘raise a toast’ to the firm’s success.
He said: “Once again I’m proud to participate in marking the anniversary of another successful, forward-thinking Harborough business.
“From Angel Court this company, which is now five years old, does business in all corners of the world but employs local people. I congratulate them on their success.”
Dan, who previously worked for events companies in London before forming Primary, said: “Our success is founded on good quality customer service, a boldness to be different, genuine innovation and ensuring everything we do is geared towards meeting our clients’ needs.
“We win business because we are unique – we don’t just organise events, we create innovative and engaging experiences. We deliver events to inspire people to act upon the messages they receive.”
The agency scooped a prestigious industry prize in September in the acclaimed C&IT Excellence Awards. It was in recognition of a live stunt which saw images depicting the history of underground travel projected onto a mock-up train as a part of railway giant Siemens’ ‘Going Underground’ exhibition last autumn.
The company’s successes also include organising Siemens’ global diversity tour – an event to promote diversity and engage staff across the business. The tour took in 22,000 miles over 17 days.