A caterer and venue management firm has boosted sales by 12%. Caterer Kudos has pulled in 1,636,255 events so far this year compared to 1,459,480 for the same period last year. Kudos provides catering and venue management at some of the UK’s best known event venues including Gibson Hall, Brighton Centre, Harrogate International Centre and Central Hall Westminster. Gibson Hall is the best permer of the bunch so far in 2015 with 68% of all incoming enquiries accounting for summer events, a 31% increase compared to last year. Nicky Pratt, events and development at Kudos said 2015 has seen a big increase in summer and Christmas events . She said: “In the past the trend has been to combine the annual summer party with a conference but with times changing it’s the parties that are now over taking with companies opting for fun over formal. Christmas across the board is stronger and event bookings are a lot earlier this year with clients looking to secure the key dates well in advance. “I truly believe that the summer and Christmas party market is going from strength to strength, it shows there is some confidence back in the economy and companies want to entertain their staff."