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.
Founding of Eventura
Working out of the shed
Where we began
As most businesses start, there were many long nights at home burning the night oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eventura partner with global business system provider, NetSuite
We partnered with NetSuite in 2019, bringing global solutions to our customers.