Founded in 1981, TFI Group is one of the longest established event management agencies in the UK. Today, their business remains very much ‘events’, however they lead on providing strategic, creative and technical solutions, thus enabling their clients to maximise the engagement of internal, external and global audiences. Whether providing specialist support to an in-house team or partnering as a wholly outsourced event management resource, they collaborate to align events and corporate communications with the overarching strategies they support.
The culture of TFI has been built over many years and is one they’re proud and protective of and the vibrant buzz of their office is often commented on by visiting clients and partners. So what goes into the mix?
Well, it starts with their people, who they like to think are the best of the best. They ensure trust, honesty and integrity runs through the agency. They’re creative, they share stories and best practice and they’re always wondering what’s new around the corner. They try to be the best they can be. They’re incredibly hard working, but maintain a fun working environment - although there’s always a healthy debate over the office playlist! They are TFI.
Not only was TFI one of the first agencies in the UK to offer bespoke events for the corporate sector, they were also a founding member of the event industry’s first trade association, the Incentive Travel & Meeting Association (ITMA).
Today the ITMA exists as the Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) where TFI remains an active member, along with other key industry bodies.
TFI is also at the forefront of thought leadership in conference organisation for associations. Their colleague, Caroline Windsor, is past co-chair of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), the UK’s leading professional body for Association Conference & Event Organisation. They are also proud to be members of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). In addition, TFI is one of only two UK agencies accredited by IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers.
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