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Where it all began…

Eventura was founded in 2003 by our CEO, Chris Houghton, following a stellar career working for some of the world’s best-known technology names. His vision was to provide the SME market with the technology they need to succeed as, at the time, most systems with advanced functionality were reserved for large firms.

Whilst this vision has evolved, the sentiment has remained the same – unlocking the potential of other organisations by building long term relationships, sharing customer journeys and providing solutions for success.

Our Timeline

Founding of Eventura 

March 2003

Working out of the shed

Where we began

As most businesses start, there were many long nights at home burning the night oil. 

April 2003

Our first cheque

Our first cheque

In April 2003, Eventura received it’s first cheque from a customer. 

Now, a copy of this cheque is framed within the building to remind all employees of our early days. 

2005

Our first big move

Big Sam and our big move

Eventura moved from shared office space in the Bolton business centre to its own offices in Croft House, Bolton. 

As lifelong fans of BWFC, we were honoured to have the one and only Big Sam open the premises for us. 

 

April 2006

For Harry, England and St. George

Our First St. George’s Celebration

We have been celebrating St. George’s Day since before most of us can remember. 2006 highlighted the first time our team took to the town dressed in knight’s armour, handing out roses to the public as they passed by. 

2008

Sage Business Partner

Eventura becomes a Sage Business Partner

In 2008, Eventura became a registered Sage Business Partner, providing business systems to the SME market. 

2009

Super Patrons of BLGC

Eventura become a BLGC Super Patron

In 2009, we became super patrons of Bolton Lads and Girls club. We still support this organisation today. 

2014

Business Person of the Year

CEO, Chris Houghton, is recognised as Business Person of the Year 

In 2014, Chris was recognised as the Business Person of the Year in the annual Bolton and Bury Business Awards. 

2015

Recognised as Investors in People

Eventura achieve the IIP certification for the first time

For the first time in 2015, Eventura was recognised as an Investors in People organisation. We have maintained this status ever since!

2015

Northern Powerhouse

CEO, Chris Houghton, meets then Chancellor George Osborne at 10 Downing Street

As part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, our CEO attended 10 Downing Street to meet the then Chancellor, George Osborne. 

2016

Purpose Built Premises

Eventura move to purpose built premises in Westhoughton

In 2016, we moved into our new purpose built premises in Westhougthon. The site was originally the Cross Guns Pub and the new building contains items from the old establishment. 

2017

Dr. Chris Houghton

CEO, Chris Houghton, receives Honorary Doctorate from The University of Bolton

CEO, Chris Houghton, was award an Honorary Doctorate for his charity work, from the Univeristy of Bolton.

2018

Best IT Support in Manchester

Eventura awarded Best IT Support Company at the Talk of Manchester Awards

2018 saw us win the “Best IT Support” category in the regional Talk of Manchester business awards. 

2018

Culture Leaders

Eventura is recognised as a UK SME Culture Leader

Building on our Investors In People accreditation, Eventura was recognised as a top SME culture leader in 2018 by Real Business. 

2019

NetSuite Partnership

Eventura partner with global business system provider, NetSuite

We partnered with NetSuite in 2019, bringing global solutions to our customers. 

2019

International Expansion

Eventura open offices in three new locations

In 2019, Eventura announced plans to open a trio of new offices in Stockton on Tees, Bletchley and Malta. 

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