GDS International, the media and events organization formed by Spencer Green in 1993, has just announced a 42 percent increase in operational growth from January 1st to November 1st 2010. With current world markets fluctuating and the British economy only showing a 0.4 percent growth rate for this quarter, GDS’ results are even more impressive.
When asked to what he attributed this success, GDS Chairman Spencer Green explained: “We have been quick to react to faltering business verticals and adapted our products to reflect industry trends in real time.”
Spencer is clear that while strategy is important, people are critical: “Put simply, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Our people are all focused on that goal – and a company of 550 staff well trained, focused on the right cultural ideas, that’s super powerful.
“GDS has clearly delivered on a number of world class events this year, both in our traditional key regions and verticals, but also in some very exciting emerging ones too,” he continues. “Going that extra mile for our clients in these tough times is why organizations put their faith in us. They know that we deliver tangible, transparent ROI.”
GDS is currently represented in four continents and has traded internationally since 2001. It is on course to top revenues of £40 million in 2010 (£29 million in 2009). Ambitious growth plans for 2011 will see a new North American satellite office in Miami to complement its US HQ in Wall Street, New York, and global sites in Bristol and Cardiff, UK, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney, Australia.