Event Management Specialists
We are proud that 99% of our customers rate us as great or better based on customer service and overall experience.
99% of Customers Rate Us as Great
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The business was founded in 2007 by Jay Broughton, who had worked in the hospitality sector for many years. From experience, he realised that event agencies would promise a lot but deliver very little, so Funktion Events was born to change this. With year-on-year growth and excellent staff recruitment, we now operate across the whole of the UK and in 37 overseas cities. Delivering all aspects of group experiences ranging from hen & stag do’s, private parties, team building & corporate events.
Over the years, we’ve shifted our focus to heavily look after the organiser of events. Whether that’s a maid of honour, mum, groom-to-be, or birthday girl, we want to make life as simple and easy as possible for them. As well as using our expertise and tricks of the trade from experience, we also implement the latest technology to make organising straightforward and even fun! Individual payment options, automated itineraries and 24/7 website access all help to look after the organiser first.
- Make event organising simple
- Save the organiser time researching
- Offer the best experiences
- Save the whole group money
- Develop lasting supplier partnerships
What Sets Us Apart?
We take customer service very seriously – it’s the base of the business! We are proud to have over 2000 reviews rating us 4.7/5 on Trustpilot from tried and faithful customers. On top of that, Funktion is continually developing experiences and expanding into more countries to ensure that our customers don’t need to waste their time researching. We’re a one-stop online shop for all your occasional needs, whether simple advice or organisational hand holding.
- Dedicated event managers
- 1000's of experiences in one place
- Amazing online Organiser Booking area
- ABTA Accreditation
- Cover the whole of the UK
- 37 Europe cities & counting
- Out of Office weekend support
Diversity & Inclusion
At Funktion Events, we’re committed to our workplace culture, including making everyone feel valued and respected. Our priority is to create an all-inclusive environment for people to flourish irrespective of their gender, age, gender identity, status, sexual orientation, disability, race, gender expression or religion.
Mental & Physical Wellbeing
With every 1 in 4 people affected by a mental health problem in England, supporting colleagues with long and short term physical and mental well-being is more important than ever. As a company, we’re constantly evolving our internal support network, such as using tools like Syndi Health for our employees.
Funktion Events are a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, always eager to celebrate colleagues and promote important LGBTQ+ issues. Often, our events include working with large groups of diverse individuals, and we focus on creating a safe space for celebrations, work events and more.
The business owner Jay Broughton took the leap and set up an events company using years of experience in the hospitality sector!
The newly formed Funktion Events managed to survive the 2008 financial crisis by adapting the business and expanding into several areas of events.
Jay employed his first official employee, working from his home office to bring bookings in daily!
The business built and launched its first proper website where we could showcase our activities and packages for hen parties, stag do’s, and birthday events.
We continuously expanded our activities catalogue & locations list, eventually covering the UK and the Republic of Ireland by the end of 2013.
Big moves happened – literally! The business upped sticks from north of Manchester to the beautiful city of Chester to set up a tiny office in its centre.
A year of exponential growth for Funktion Events, including the most significant influx of new staff since the company’s formation and….a NEW WEBSITE! This website was built to be eye-catching, user-friendly and compatible with mobile.
We expanded our locations into new territories, including over 25 European destinations! Now we’re offering cities in Germany, France, Spain & more.
In 2019, we saw our highest number of bookings ever and grew our workforce by double to deal with the number of bookings we received.
COVID-19 and the pandemic ruined everyone’s plans for the foreseeable future, and Funktion Events went home to stay safe during this unprecedented time.
The crew stayed safe, working from home and helping to refund over £110,000 to countless groups affected by the rollercoaster restrictions.
2022 – All the team were firmly back in the office, grateful to be safe and working again. This year, we’ve seen more growth, taking on 6+ new staff members and offering flexible working for more vulnerable staff!
Committed To Our People
As well as customer service, excellent recruitment and retention of our staff has been the driving force behind continued year-on-year high growth. We’re lucky to have built a team of positive attitudes and ambitious staff passionate about the industry and its goals. What makes Funktion Events unique is that the business believes in giving people a chance and chose to partner with Cheshire College to take on multiple apprenticeships. From that, the company was awarded the Business Apprenticeship Ambassador of the Year, a significant milestone!
In such a fun, leisure-based industry, the team get the one of a kind opportunity to have family trips and test the activities we offer organisers and groups. This means all team members are better educated on what we offer to answer customer questions, and it also gives time for team bonding and making memories.
Clients Who Have Trusted Us
In all our years, we curated experiences for many different companies - talk about businesses of all different sizes, types, and celebrities (but what happens on tour, stays on tour!) Especially for our team building events, we’ve seen big names come to us for help organising effective and successful team building events that don’t fill their staff with dread. Companies like Aviva treated their team to a classic Crystal Maze Challenge. In contrast, the monster company Airbus did our best-seller treasure hunt, and Money Supermarket chose Wacky Wheels for a company fun day.
One Last Thing...
Our first job is to ensure your events are successful and smooth, applying years of expertise to the cause. Our dedication to this concept means that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you have no worries. Funktion Events are constantly following the code of conduct in all our actions, and as an ABTA bonded member, we cover all our customers just in case. We’re proud to call ourselves a trustworthy, customer-driven event organiser that we hope you’ll make the most of.